Welcome to The Brick and Allied Craft Union of Canada
The Brick and Allied Craft Union of Canada (BACU). The BACU is an independent Canadian construction union founded in 1998. The founding members were tradespeople who wanted autonomy for Canadians within the International Bricklayers headquartered in Washington D.C. and formed the BACU after several unsuccessful years attempting to obtain a fair and equitable relationship. The BACU is a new kind of Union; one which defines the future of the unionized construction industry in Canada, a future where unionized tradespeople are free from irrelevant parent unions and can address the challenges of the industry head-on.
We pride ourselves in being a democratic working persons’ organization accessible and responsive to our membership. We are a grassroots union comprised of eleven Local Unions covering the territorial jurisdiction of the Province of Ontario with no affiliation to any other union, national or otherwise
We represent bricklayers, tile-setters, stone masons, marble masons, restoration masons, refractory masons, terrazzo mechanics, plasterers, insulators, fire proofers, pointer-caulker-cleaners, cement finishers, brick mason tenders and tile helpers. We are actively involved in training and funding trade schools for all of the skills held by our members.