News from Local #7

Justin Trudeau helps install stone at West Block of Parliament

March 23, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put on a hard hat and safety goggles Wednesday as he marked the completion of masonry work on Parliament Hill's West Block by installing the final stone to a tower's exterior.

http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2017/02/01/justin-trudeau-helps-install-stone-at-west-block-of-parliament/#.WNPGbTsrK70

Working at Heights Training

January 27, 2016

No later than, April 1, 2017 any worker who may use a fall protection system must successfully complete the Working At Heights Training Program. Local 7 has an approved training provider who will train in this program as well as other safety programs. Classes are now underway. Call Local 7 (613-739-5944) to put your name on the list for training.

Work, Member Attitudes, Pensions and Political Landscape

From BACweb.org
"Parliament Hill was both an uncommon and unforgettable setting for the opening of the October 10th meeting of the BAC Canadian Congress, where delegates and IU officers toured the restoration of the West Block Building."

Member Assistance Program

If you are a member experiencing difficulties with personal problems, the Member Assistance Plan (MAP) can provide assistance for you and your family. Call 613-742-7962 or 1-800-258-0580.

Apprenticeship

Local 7 encourages all apprentices to register for, and complete the Brick and Stone Apprenticeship Program. This is an accredited program. The program is currently three levels: basic, intermediate, and advanced.

Learn more about apprenticeship

Workplace Safety

Always remember – your safety is your responsibility! It is up to you to ensure that you are wearing proper equipment at all times, i.e., hard hat, safety boots, safety glasses, proper masks, respirators and harnesses where required.

Resources about site safety