Member Information

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MEMBER

Belonging to Local 7 gives you rights under the law that you do not have as an individual. As a member of Local 7, your wages, benefits, hours and working conditions are agreed with your employer in a process known as Collective Bargaining. As a result, members of Local 7, on average, earn higher wages and get more benefits than workers who are not members

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

WHOLocal 7 members are encouraged and invited to attend the regular monthly meetings
WHYTo discuss and vote on important issues. If you do not attend these meetings then you have no input into the decisions and outcome of votes
WHENThe third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.
WHERELocal 7, I.U.B.A.C. 2100 Thurston Drive, Unit 3, Ottawa, ON, K1G 4K8

APPRENTICESHIP

Local 7 encourages all apprentices to register for, and complete the Brick and Stone Apprenticeship Program and to pass the Red Seal Masonry exam.

Become a registered apprentice in the province of Ontario.

WORKING OUTSIDE ONTARIO

Local 7 is affiliated with Le Conseil provincial du Québec des métiers de la construction (International).
For more information visit the CPQMCI website

UNION PRIVILEGE

Discounts are available to members of Local 7 through the following programs:

UNION PLUS

UNION SAVINGS

WORKING AT HEIGHTS TRAINING

ALL WORKERS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE Working At Heights Training Program. Local 7 has an approved training provider who will train in this program. Contact us to get started

Sign up to start the WORKING
AT HEIGHTS REFRESHER TRAINING

WHMIS TRAINING

Local 7 has prepaid for courses covering subjects from WHMIS 2015 for Workers, to Time Management to Back Safety and more. Several of them are available in French. The courses will be available to you and your friends and families, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can take and retake them as often as you want. 

Access the WHMIS Training

  1. The first time you sign on click on the bottom left where it says: First Time User
  2. Complete the six questions that will allow us to print certificates with your name on them and recognize you when you return to take more courses. (For the member number, enter "0000".)
  3. Every time that you sign on, you will just need to enter the User Name and Password that you chose for yourself 
  4. To add a course to your Current Enrolments, click on Course Catalogue and then click on View to choose the English, French or Spanish version. Next click on View to see the courses in the Catalogue of your choice and click on Select to add the course to your Current Enrolments.
  5. Upon successful completion of a course, click on My Completed Training to print or save your certificate.

SITE SAFETY RESOURCES

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!


Infrastructure Health & Safety Association


Diagnostic Toolkit



Silica and Silicosis



Asbestos

TOOL SALES AND MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

The International Union purchases union-made products and apparel manufactured in the U.S. or Canada in bulk, then passes the savings along to members. Members can order online or by phone. Arrangements can be made for onsite delivery of tools, please call 613-739-5944 for more information. You can also visit the BAC Tool Sales

Representation at WSIB

Ontario - Representation at WSIB is available to all members working under the Ontario Collective Agreement for either Brick or Tile. It is extremely important that members report all injuries to their supervisors immediately and that the correct forms are completed. Failure to do so can result in a denial of benefits by WSIB. For this reason, we encourage all members who have suffered an injury at work to communicate with the Local. Our WSIB consultant will make sure that WSIB forms 6, 7 & 8 are correctly and timely completed.

Quebec - For those Local 7 members working under the Quebec Collective Agreement for either Brick or Tile, representation at the CNESST is also available. Please contact the local for details. As with those working in Ontario, it is extremely important to report a work related injury immediately to your supervisor and also fill out the required forms, timely.

MEMBERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

If you're experiencing difficulties with personal problems, we highly encourage you to make use of the M.A.P. for you and your family.

You can receive assistance with substance abuse and emotional and psychological events that greatly affect your quality of life. Some of the most common lifestyle issues are: depression, traumatic life events, family violence, abuse (verbal, sexual, physical), divorce and separation, financial, legal, gambling.

Gabriel Chauvin, Coordinator is there to help 24 hours a day at (613) 787-8075. He can also be reached at his office (613) 742-7962 or toll free 1-800-258-0580.

These services are at no cost to members or family members. Please do take advantage of this assistance to find the support and receive the help you may not always know you need.

MEDICAL AND DENTAL BENEFITS

Local7 offers extensive medical, dental and other health related coverage to its members. For more details on our plan, view the Group Benefits E-booklet.

Dental Claim Form

Medical Expense Claim Form

BAC Journal

BAC Journal is a quarterly publication by the IUBAC featuring members at work, latest news on member benefits, training programs, safety and health, legislative and political issues, member services, and so on.

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