The Brick and Allied Craft Union of Canada (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 ten Local Unions covering the territorial jurisdiction of the Province of Ontario with no affiliation to any other union, national or otherwise. Each of our Local Unions has a high degree of autonomy and is guaranteed a voice through our Ontario Council. We have a strong record of fighting to enforce our collective agreements and ensuring each of our members is treated fairly.
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.
We hope you find our website informative and we encourage you to explore this site and those of each of our local unions.