Cement Mason

With Construction needs in Alberta growing so is the Cement Masonry field. Learn more about this exciting career.

Plasterer Fireproofer

Plasterer Fireproofer is one of the quickly rising career markets in Alberta for 2018 - 2028. Learn more about this career.

Safety Training

Safety Training and Safety Certification Programs – Learn more about the safety training courses offered at the our Training Center.

Government Resources for employers and staff during COVID-19

For ongoing general updates: www.canada.ca

For general business information: http://www.canada.ca/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#business

Work-Share Program: Government Work-Sharing Program or call 1-800-367-5693

Employment Insurance Program: Benefits for individuals who may qualify if they have lost their job

Government of Alberta Resources

Current COVID updates: www.alberta.ca/covid-19-support-for-employers.aspx

Income support policy and contact info: www.alberta.ca/income-support.aspx

Additional Links

Canadian Chamber of Commerce: www.chamber.ca

Flexibility regarding filing taxes: www.https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html


Please be advised:
Local 222 Executive Board is committed to the safety and well being of our Staff and Membership and therefore as a precautionary measure due the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Board advises you of the following.

The local Union Hall and Training Center will remain open at this time.

  • Social Distancing is in effect, to limit personal contact
  • As a precautionary measure, we’re asking members not to come in person to the Union Hall or Training Center
  • All correspondence will be by Email, Phone or Texting
  • All Classes at the Training Center have been postponed until further notice
  • The General Monthly Membership meetings are now cancelled for the Months of April & May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced an ever changing and challenging environment that we are currently experiencing. Please, your attention and understanding of this unprecedented situation is essential, in the combat of the coronavirus please keep your self well informed, and practice good hygiene.

Quick facts

  • The most important measures that Albertans can take to prevent respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, is to practise good hygiene.
  • This includes cleaning your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, avoiding touching your face, coughing or sneezing into your elbow or sleeve, disposing of tissues appropriately, and staying home and away from others if you are sick.
  • Anyone who has health concerns or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should complete an online COVID-19 self-assessment.
  • For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community, visit alberta.ca/COVID19.

COVID-19 coronavirus info for Albertans

Canada's Federal Economic Response Plan

An additional $500 million will give Alberta’s public health officials the resources they need to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and keep Albertans safe.

Coronavirus: Unions brace for layoffs at airlines, hotels and casinos

Alberta Responses and Updates - www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans

Vancouver Coastal Health Statement on Coronavirus


Local 222 Keeyask Project Decision and Award

Decision in the Matter of a dispute under the Burntwood Nelson Agreement

Arbitration concluded that the wage increase for the members of Local 222 relating to the Labourers and the Carpenter Classifications should have been implemented effective May 1, 2019 and to make whatever retroactive payments are necessary to give effect to this Award. The wage calculation for the two named trades is equal to a $0.66 cents wage increase effective May 1. 2019 Read more here


November 7th Vote Results

Cement Masons - 34 YES to 14 NO 
Plasterers - 35 YES to 32 NO

Read the Collective Agreements Ratification Vote Results


CSTS 2020

CSTS 2020 which will be the new requirement for most work sites.

CSTS 09 is being upgraded to a new version: CSTS 2020 which will be the new requirement for most work sites.

Members can upgrade to CSTS 2020 for FREE thought the Alberta Construction Safety Association only until December 30, 2019. The Member cost of the course after December 30, 2019 will be approx. $50.00

To take the course, log in to your account at The Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA): http://www.youracsa.ca/courses/csts2020/

You do not need a coupon code to get the CSTS courses and the Add-on Modules for FREE. Prices are adjusted to FREE and will reflect accordingly in your Shopping Cart.

If you need help with accessing your ACSA account, please contact the ACSA directly – do not contact the training center for ACSA account issues as we can not access your account.

Complete details online at - youracsa.ca 

Download the CSTS 2020 Information Sheet


Social Media Should Be Used Responsibly

Please Choose your words carefully - each of us is responsible for the words we print – on paper, in email, or on social media or other websites.

Take a moment and review our guidelines before posting your next online submission.

More Info available here


The OPCMIA International is proud to announce the "OPCMIA – Value Driven" Commercial.

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Local 222 Calendar of Events 222

Search below to see what's going on over the next few moths. Want to post an event for us to put on our site? Click here to send us an event. 

Union meeting dates for 2018 are as follows: October 13th, November 3rd and December 1st. Check back as these dates can change.

Meetings occur the first Saturday of the month unless it's a long weekend. In the event of a long weekend meeting the meeting will occur the following Saturday.