Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is responsible for training Employees?
Article 7 (c) states the following
As of May 1, 2016 Employers shall be responsible for making sure their current Employees have the requisite training. In addition, as of May 1, 2016 the Local Union shall be responsible for making sure that their union members have the requisite and current general industry training (including but not limited to Fall Arrest, WHMIS, Five Point Hazard Awareness) as as of April 1, 2017 Working at Heights and shall not refer any member for employment without such training. This obligation does not apply to site-specific training including but not limited to confined-space certification.
Q: How do I join the Union?
To become an active member of either the Brick and Allied Craft Union of Canada (BACU/OPC) or the Labourers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), please follow the appropriate link.
Brick & Allied Craft Union of Canada - www.bacu.ca
Labourers' International Union of North America - www.liuna.ca
Q: How do I become an apprentice?
Please visit www.ontariomasonrytrainingcentre.com for information regarding the Masonry Apprenticeship program.
Q: Can a Provincial Remittance be corrected once it has been submitted?
Once a Provincial Remittance form has been submitted, it cannot be retracted or corrected. The website administrator needs to be contacted to delete the remittance so another can be submitted, or a second remittance can be sent if additional information needs to be sent.
Q: Which Local do I choose under Union Local when submitting a Project Start?
Choose the Local where the work is being completed, not the Local where the company is located.
A seperate Project Start needs to be submitted for the Bricklayers' Union and the Labourers' Union.
Q: After updating my account, I cannot login. Why?
Upon any changes to an account, the account immediately becomes inactive until the website administrator approves the changes and reactivates the account.
Q: Where can I find the current Wage Schedules?
For BACU and OPC rates, they have been omitted from the Collective Agreements and currrent, approved rates can be found on the Collective Agreement page under Rate Tables.
LIUNA rate schedules were included in the LIUNA Collective Agreement under the Mason Tender Appendix, but for the most current rates, please visit the Rate Tables.