Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory
Local 46 Facilities are currently closed to members and the public due to COVID-19. They are accessible only to authorized staff members.
Local 46 Election of Officers has been postponed due to COVID-19. Details can be found in the April 2020 Tradewind.
Ontario's List of essential workplaces
City of Toronto COVID-19 Information
Ontario Ministry of Labour
Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Click here to learn about the new temporary COVID-19 relief grants that are available to Local 46 members.
We are greatly distressed to hear of recent racist and hateful actions that have taken place at worksites in the City where our members go to work to provide for their families. We’re shocked by this type of behaviour and will not tolerate any members, regardless of racial or cultural background, being subjected to intolerant and harassing behaviour.
Read the full letter from Business Manager Robert Brooker here.
Local 46 is proud to support the fight for justice and equality. We support the fight against racism and all forms of discrimination. We believe in equality for all marginalized individuals and groups. Please stand with us in solidarity and denounce systematic racism.
Please see the update from Business Manager Robert Brooker regarding the opening of all construction projects as of Tuesday May 19 and the new Online Dispatch Request forms for Journeypersons and Apprentices located in the Member Area.
Please see the update from Business Manager Robert Brooker regarding Local 46 Employment, Dues Relief and Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
Please see the protocols that have been developed to maximize the safety of Clients and De Novo staff until further notice.
Mark’s Commercial is excited to help United Association Local 46 members during COVID-19. Click here to login and get the details regarding the 10% discount code redeemable at marks.com.
UA General President announces Dues relief for UA members and the relaxation of reinstatement fees for members who fall more than three months behind. Learn more by reading the letter to Business Managers.
March 26 update of COVID-19
March 24 update on COVID-19
March 23 update on COVID-19
How to apply for EI and COVID-19 emergency benefits and COVID-19 update.
Retirement Seminars scheduled for May have been cancelled.
Economic Response to COVID-19
Effective immediately the BPA office will be closed to all members of the public. Until further notice, only full-time staff will be permitted on the premises however Local 46 members may still reach them by phone or email.
All Trade School and Night School classes have been suspended until further notice. Students will be contact with details in the coming days.
The Local 46 Union hall is closed to members and the public. Only full-time staff and Officers will be permitted on the premises during business hours.
Cancelled Upcoming Events:
- UA Local 67 Hockey Tournament
- Union Meeting on April 8
- Local 46 Day at the Races on April 19
- Bike and Classic Car Ride on April 26
- Day of Mourning Wreath Laying Ceremony on April 28
- Retirement Seminars on May 2 and May 9
- Local 46 Picnic
- Local 46 Golf Tournament
Please follow this link to review information provided by UA International, Local 46 and Health Canada.
Information regarding Training Department operations including Dispatching, Trade school and Night school can be found here.
United Association Local 46 is a Toronto-based Union made up of over 9,000 highly-skilled Plumbers, Steamfitters and Welders. Our standards are the highest in the piping trades.
Founded in 1890, only 23 years after Confederation, we are the oldest United Association Union in Canada. 2020 marks our 130th year and over those years our members have been serving the Greater Toronto Area providing excellence in plumbing, welding and steamfitting.
We’ve helped Toronto grow from a population of just over 180,000 in 1890 to the 5.9 million person, world-class metropolis it is today. We’re proud to have been an important part of Toronto’s growth.
UA Local 46 has one of the most sophisticated training facilities and apprenticeship training programs in Canada.
The Tradewind Online
Member Assistance Program (MAP)
Your Member Assistance Program (MAP) offered through the UA Canada National Wellness Program provides you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life concern. The phone number on the brochures will be activated on September 1st , 2019 and Morneau Shepell has all of the Local numbers in their system. Members will be asked for their local number for reporting purposes.