Member Information

BAC Code of Conduct

As a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, I will uphold the code of conduct embedded in our Union's name – IUBAC.

Membership Meetings

Local 7 members are encouraged and invited to attend the regular monthly meetings. At these meetings members discuss issues that are important and vote on these issues. If you do not attend these meetings then you have no input into the decisions and outcome of votes. These membership meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month, commencing at 7:30 p.m. REMEMBER – UNITED WE STAND!!!

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 (3) levels, basic, the intermediate and advanced. Each of these training sessions is of six (6) weeks duration. Typically, the individual levels are delivered during slow work periods, at the rate of one level per year. This allows apprentices to get hands on training between the in-school training sessions. Apprentices must first register for the program with the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, which is located at 347 Preston St, 3rd Floor, Ottawa, ON K1S 3H8. The Brick and Stone Apprenticeship Program is delivered by the Ontario Masonry Training Centre (OMTC).

For more information on the OMTC, visit http://www.ontariomasonrytrainingcentre.com/our-programs/apprenticeship/.

For information on apprenticeship grants and training, see links below:

Union Privilege

Site Safety

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to construction site safety. Stay informed on current practice/procedures so that you may live to work another day! Please visit the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (formerly the CSAO) for useful and lifesaving information.

Download the diagnostic toolkit for physicians and primary health providers and prevention information for workers.

Heat stress can harm or even kill people working under very hot conditions. To help employers and workers learn how to prevent heat stress, download this guide.

Cold Stress not affects you physically, but mentally as well. Learn how to protect yourself from the cold and recognize hypothermia - download this guide.

Silica - Crystalline silica is a ubiquitous substance that is the basic component of sand, quartz and granite rock (Markowitz & Rosner, 1995). Airborne crystalline silica occurs commonly in both work and nonwork environments. Occupational exposure to crystalline silica dust has long been known to produce silicosis, a pneumoconiosis or dust disease of the lung. Learn how to protect yourself, downlaod this guide.

Asbestos - Asbestos exposure is very harmful to your health. The following link can assist individuals in finding information, resources, treatment centres and support groups in the US and Canada. https://www.mesotheliomaprognosis.com/mesothelioma

Working at Heights Training

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. For more information contact Local 7 at 613-739-5944.

BAC Tool Sales and Membership Services

As a member of Local 7, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, offers you many benefits and discounts on hotels, vehicle rental and excellent quality tools and clothing. For more information on what is available, and to place an order you can call: (613) 736-8520 or our toll free number: 1-800-388-8395. You can view the International Union Canadian website or you can go directly to the Canadian Tool Sales page.


Member Benefits

Pension

The following information is provided courtesy of the Bricklayers and Trowel Trades International Pension Fund/International Health Fund. Please visit their website for more information.

Group Benefits

Local7 proudly offers extensive medical, dental and other health related coverage to its members. For more details on our plan, see the Group Benefits E-booklet: English (PDF), French (PDF). For claim forms, see the Member Benefits and Pension Forms section, on the "forms" page.

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

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.

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