ORGANIZING / APPLICATION

Are you already working?
As a journeyman sheet metal worker or apprentice, an experienced roofer, an experienced sheeter/decker, or work in a Production shop. Please be aware that:
  • The Best way to become a member is to organize your current employer with our Union to insure a fair and equitable collective bargaining agreement with them. Please contact one of our organizers below to set up a confidential appointment to discuss this option.
  • “Every person is free to join a trade union of the person’s own choice and to participate in its lawful activities.” – Section 5 of the Labour Relations Act.
  • It is against the law for an employer to dismiss or threaten to dismiss a worker because he or she is in a union or wishes to join a union

 

Do you have experience?
Local 47 is ALWAYS looking for new members.We welcome people who have experience working in our trades outside the union. Contact us to see what Local 47 has to offer you.
Are you new to the trades?
If you are interested in becoming an apprentice sheet metal worker, a probationary sider or an apprentice roofer Local 47 is interested in talking to you. A career in the trades may be the path you want to take. Contact the organizing department today to learn more about what we have to offer.
Are you the owner of a non-union company?
We would like the opportunity to show you what Local 47 offers our partner employers. Learn about the potential markets that will open up to your company as a union contractor and the advantages of having ready access to a highly skilled labour force.
UNION SHEET METAL WORKERS , SHEETER/DECKERS, ROOFERS AND PRODUCTION WORKERS:
  • Receive a high rate of pay, including health benefits and pensions
  • Receive better training
  • Have protection from unjust discipline and discharge
  • Have safer workplaces
  • Have access to state-of-the-art training
  • We ensure that our Apprentices are registered and receive the best training available
BENEFITS
  • Dental Coverage per dependent annually
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Long & Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision Care
  • Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
  • Orthodontic Assistance Available
  • Members Assistance Program
  • Representation for WSIB claims
  • Outside Canada Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Pension
  • A health care plan that does not change even if you change employers
If Sheet Metal work, Roofing, Sheeter/Decker or working in a production shop, is your chosen career, you deserve the best possible wages and benefits. If you are not receiving all you deserve, call us to discuss your future.
All Calls are Strictly Confidential
The Local 47 Organizing Department – (613) 724-6116
Director of Organizing
Marcel Lapensee
marcel@smwia47ottawa.org
Organizers
Georges Lessard
georges@smwia47ottawa.org
Floyd Cunning
floyd@smwia47ottawa.org
Brian Masse
brian@smwia47ottawa.org