Local 7, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

Local 7, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, is a proud affiliate of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, one of the oldest trade unions. Founded in 1865, the International Union represents skilled craftworkers throughout Canada and the United States.

Local 7 received its Charter from the International Union in 1889 and is now, like its parent, more than 100 years old! Local 7 represents bricklayers, stone and marble masons, tile setters, and terrazzo and mosaic workers throughout its jurisdiction. In its more than 100 year tenure, with the help, support and solidarity of its membership, Local 7 has successfully strived to improve the wages, working conditions, safety and benefits of its members. The .50 cents per hour, 50 hour, 5 1/2 day standard work week of 1907 is long gone!

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

Apprenticeship

Local 7 encourages all apprentices to register for, and complete the Brick and Stone Apprenticeship Program. This is an accredited program.

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.

International Union

If you are not a member of a BAC Local and would like to learn more about becoming a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC), please email askbac@bacweb.org. As an IUBAC Ontario member, you can work in another Province for a BAC signatory contractor with all the advantages of a union rate, portable pension, health and welfare contributions and quality training. Interested? Please contact IU Acting Regional Director Craig Strudwick at 613-749-0028 or cstrudwick@bacweb.org.

Learn more about IUBAC membership

News

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. Classes are now underway. Call Local 7 (613-739-5944) to put your name on the list for training.

SAVE THE DATE!

Save the date for the Local 7 Christmas Party – Saturday, November 19, 2016. Please call the office for ticket information. Sure to be fun for all!

Brick & Stone Restoration Apprenticeship Program

This program is designed to give participants more advanced skills in the restoration sector. The restoration sector is currently stating that they have shortages of labour and that there will be growing opportunities in this sector.

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) has announced changes to Regulation 297/13: Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training

Regulation changes will come into effect on April 1, 2015. As of that date, workers on construction sites will need to complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer before they can work at heights. This training will be valid for three years from the date of completion.

Bill C-525 Passes Second Reading

Bill C-525 which will reduce the capacity for workers to organize a union has passed second reading. Please open the link below, sign the peitition and do the short questionnaire.

Attacks against workers must stop!

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Projects

Stonehands Episode 1:  The Task

Stonehands Episode 1: The Task

Part I of a series of documentaries outlining the vast array of interventions, both historic and cutting edge, employed by a Historic Stonemasonry Restoration crew on a large project.

Stonehands Episode 2:  The Apprentice

Episode 2: The Apprentice

Part II of the Stonehands documentary series, following a Historic Stonemasonry Restoration crew on a large project.

Stonehands Episode 3:  The Materials

Episode 3: The Materials

Part III of the Stonehands documentary series, following a Historic Stonemasonry Restoration crew on a large project.

Stonehands Episode 4:  The Materials Part 2

Episode 4: The Materials Part 2

Part IV of the Stonehands documentary series, following a Historic Stonemasonry Restoration crew on a large project.

Stonehands Episode 5:  The Fairer Masons

Episode 5: The Fairer Masons

Part V of the Stonehands documentary series, following a Historic Stonemasonry Restoration crew on a large project.

Stonehands Episode 6:  Clean Me Up Scotty

Episode 6: Clean Me Up Scotty

Part VI of the Stonehands documentary series, following a Historic Stonemasonry Restoration crew on a large project.

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