Aptitude test cancelled

Due to the ongoing cases of COVID-19 variants .. the aptitude test is cancelled and will be postponed to a later date.

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  • Local 71

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

What's New

3-31-2021
Happy Easter
happy easter
 

Stats Holiday

As per Collective Agreement on page 11 article 6 Easter Monday is not a Stats Holiday

http://www.ualocal71.com/CollectiveAgreements/ontario-provincial-collective-agreement.pdf 
3-26-2021
ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT OF MAY 2021 HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Please be informed that the golf tournament has been cancelled for this year due to Covid-19. Thank you for your understanding and hope to see you next year.
3-26-2021
Aptitude Test

Please note that the aptitude test will be April 21st and April 22nd, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. at the Training Center located at 1250 Ages Drive Ottawa, Ontario at the front door (At the garage door).

Due to Covid-19 measures, it will be by appointment only. To reserve your space, please contact Suzanne at 613-728-5583.

Please, be advise that at anytime if the province announce a lock- down this will be cancel.

3-26-2021
General Meeting

A regular membership meeting will held on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at 7pm via Microsoft Teams. For those you who wish to participate in this meeting, please forward your email address with subject line “RSVP” to office@ualocal71.com by Monday March 29th, and you will receive a meeting invitation link.

Others may have access through Bell Conferencing but with no voting access for Motions.

At 7 pm, Wednesday, March 31st, 2021:

  • Dial the appropriate dial-in number below.
  • Follow the system prompts to enter the conference ID followed by #.
Toll-free dial-in number: 1 866-500-9022
Local dial-in number: 613-244-1309
Conference ID: 2381710

 

3-22-2021
Open Calls

Dear Brothers & Sisters:

UA Local Union #488 has open calls for SPECIALTY WELDERS (CHROME, STAINLESS, CARBON, ETC.), JOURNEYMAN STEAM FITTERS (TICKETED) and APPRENTICE STEAM FITTERS (Pt, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th).

Please check our website at : www.local488.ca under 'Dispatch' then click 'Journeymen' or 'Apprentices\ select 'B Pressure Welder, or 'Steam Fitter' for more information regarding these open calls.

Please have your members interested in working out of our Local Union, go to our website at www.local488.ca (under 'Dispatch') and utilize our Create Account form (include scanned copies of membership card, Government Issued photo ID1 CSTS2020 card, current welding tickets and/or Journeyman Steam Fitter Certificate or apprenticeship paperwork (i.e. Blue book), safety training tickets, and reciprocity authorization form).

These members should also request that their home Local approve them. for travel on MOMS. Once completed they can utilize Online Dispatch. EXCEPT FOR THE TRADE LISTED ABOVE, THERE IS NODEMAND FOR TRAVEL CARD MEMBERS AT THIS TIME.

2-23-2021
Notice of death
It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of Brother Robert Philippe Chartrand who left us at the age of 30.  Robert was a cherished Colleague and Friend.  Our deepest sympathy to the family.  In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has also been established in Robert's name (Caisse Populaire Desjardins Chapeau account # 107171or robertchartrandmemorial@gmail.com) to support future community sports and events that he loved. 
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Happy Birthday

Nicholas Carriere

Marino Catana

Henry Kronwald

Alexandre Pelletier

Roch Tremblay

Stuart Crate

Zachary Duplessis

As a member of UA local 71, with proof of your membership, you will benefit of great discounts* on all of your purchases.

*Discounts varies from 10 to 30%

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Important

2020-12-23
Ontario & Quebec Holiday Calendar

Click to download details

2019-09-26
Canadian Parental Wellness Program

Pregnancy Benefit

Click to download details

2018-10-18
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

2021-04-05
Mandatory Registration (WHMIS, 4Steps Awareness and Working at Heights Refresher)

For who: All Apprentices and Journeyman
Date: Click here to download courses
Registration by e-mail: eric@ualocal71.Com

2018-001-01
Attention Welders

We are re-starting the “Open Fridays” for the welders who want to come and practice from 7:00am to 11:00am. Please email Eric at eric@ualocal71.com for reservation.


Notices

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.
Welders
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.
WHEN YOU GO TO THE CCQ TO REGISTER YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN A UNION ALLEGIANCE BE SURE TO VOTE INTERNATIONAL (CPQMC).
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.

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