Congratulations Brothers and Sisters:

Here are the results for the:
High Rise Residential Ratification Vote

Total Ballots Cast 157
Votes to Reject 44
Votes to Accept 113
Spoiled Ballots 0
Accepted 72%
Back to work Monday morning as usual!
  • Local 71

    United Association of Journeymen and
    Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting
    Industry of the USA and Canada

What's New

Notice of death
It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the passing of one of our members Rosaire Belanger who past away August 12, 2019 at the age of 85. Mr.  Belanger was a member of Local 71 since July 15, 1964.  We offer our sincere condolences to his Family and friends. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Plumbing License and Steamfitter License
We would like to congratulate Mr. Eric Leclair for the obtention of his Plumbing License. You should be proud of your achievement !
First series of strike pay


Please be informed that if you haven't picked up the first series of strike pay they will be mailed on Friday June 14th.

As for the second series of strike pay (as per motion on floor June 7th) they will be prepared in July for a possible mail-out at the end of August. We need the time to register all changes and adjustments before remitting this final cheques as this will be your final cheque.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter .. Again, we need this time to make sure all members have send in their signed strike time sheets, errors, amounts owed, etc...

Have a wonderful Summer!

Angus Maisonneuve
Business Manager

Ontario Pipe Trades Council 2019-2022 ICI Ratification Results
Ontario Pipe Trades Council 2019-2022 ICI Ratification Results
Local Union Office Closed Tomorrow

To All Members

Please be informed that the local union office in Ottawa will be closed tomorrow, June 07/19, due to staff working at the ratification vote location

High Rise Residential Sector Ratification vote - Friday June 7th 10am

Negotiation - Special Meeting Ratification Vote On The Memorandum of Settlement of the Collective Agreement for The High Rise Residential Sector Only 2019-2022

Brothers & Sisters

We will be holding a special meeting on Friday, June 7th at 10AM to discuss the ratification of our collective agreement for the High Rise Residential Sector. You will also vote on the offer negotiated by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Ontario and Local Union 71. Please make it a priority to be there for this important meeting and vote on the High Rise Residentail.

A closed ballot vote will be held at:

Nepean Sportsplex
1701 Woodroofe Avenue
Nepean, Ontarion
Halls A & B
10:00 AM

Notice: Only Members presently employed in the High Rise Residential Sector and/or members that are on the unemployed list in the province of Ontario are eligible to vote.

Your attendance is important!

Fraternally yours
Angus Maisonneuve

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Happy Birthday

Ronald McLaughlin

Kyle Westerlund

Ryan Daigle

Luc Gravelle


Annual Children's Christmas Party

Local 71 is organizing its Annual Christmas Party for the members' children, 10 years and under.

BILL 148 – PEL settlement

PEL settlement between the OPTC and MCAO (ICI Only). The nuts and bolts of it is - its to be paid on Base Rate plus Holiday on all hours earned – Retro Active to January 1 2018.

Click to download >> Bill 148 PEL-settlement

Cannabis act

*In regards of the new Cannabis act effective October 17TH 2018, we wish to inform you that UA local 71will follow the article 42 of the Ontario Provincial Agreement.

UA Canadian Standard for Excellence

It is the responsibility of the UA member to be fit for duty, ensuring a ZERO tolerance policy, on the job and in the UA local 71 Training classes. Alcohol and Drugs are strictly prohibited.

Mandatory registration

For who: all apprentices without exception
Date: fall session starting week of september 10th /2018
Registration by e-mail: eric@ualocal71.Com

Click here to download the fall courses list


Don’t forget to register to the New Global Harmonized WHMIS, this course is MADANTORY to work in Ontario and Canada by July 2018. Don’t wait to the last minute, register with Eric at the local by email: or call: 613-728-0004

Attention Welders

Starting Friday, July 24th, we are re-starting the "Open Fridays" for the welders who want to come and practice from 7:00am to 11:00am.


9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
Rules to obtain a competence card from the province of Quebec
Plumbers and Steamfitters
If you are a member residing in Ontario and your licence is valid in Ontario, if you have your Basic Fall Protection, WHMIS, Basic Health and Safety courses of Ontario or your Health and Safety course from the province of Quebec, it’s free. If you don’t have those courses, it’s $10.00. You will have to show proof of residence (driver’s licence) and your licence of the Ministry of Ontario.
If you are a resident of Quebec with a valid licence of Ontario it is mandatory to have your Health and Safety course (ASP) from the province of Quebec, it will cost you $100.00 to get your certificate. Also, for a resident of Quebec, it is possible to avoid this fee of $ 100.00; when renewing; by presenting proof that you worked as a plumber or pipefitter in Ontario. To do so you will need to present to the C.C.Q. the following documents:
  • T4 from previous years 
  • A letter from your Employer indicating the number of hours worked in your trade OR a letter from Local 71, signed by the Business Manager, OR your pay stubs which confirms the number of hours you have worked in the previous years.
If you are a member residing in Ontario and your licence is valid in Ontario and you have your Basic Fall Protection, WHMIS, Basic Health and Safety courses of Ontario or your Health and Safety course from the province of Quebec, it’s $100.00. If not, it is $10.00 more. You will have to show proof of residence (driver’s licence) and a letter from the Union of 750 hours of work in the past year along with a T4 or your pay stubs.
If you are a resident of Quebec and want to renew your CCQ card, you will need to present your T4 or you pay stubs from previous years to prove that you have worked at least 320 hours per year after the expiration date of your license and a letter from your Employer or from Local 71 confirming that you have worked as a welder.
For more information please contact André Rondeau at (819) 246-3771.
1/3/2011 12:00:00 AM
Work Safety
All Affiliates, Members, Executives and Associated Contractors of the Building and Construction Trades Council encourage and support health and safety legislation on all our worksites.
For a safer Ontario, we are urged to call the Ministry of Labour at 1-877-202-0008 to report unsafe labour practice in any Ontario workplace.
Health and Safety is a shared responsibility and we have accepted the challenge from our Minister of Labour, Peter Fonseca, to make sure that everyone returns home safe and sound after work.
Our call to action is 1-877-202-0008. Display it prominently;
Share it widely; Use it wisely; Use it!
Call 1-877-202-0008 to help save a life!
1/2/2011 12:00:00 AM
If you have a Reinstatement
  • You will not be dispatched to work.
  • You will not be eligible for the subsidy program.
  • You will not be entitled to your life insurance.

Please make sure that you are in good standing.