TRAINING, HEALTH & SAFETY, WAGES, BENEFITS
Who we are.
Local 30 was chartered as a local of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association in 1896. Following a merger with another trade union in the United States, the name of the union was changed to International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) in 2011. Currently, Local 30 has approximately 3500 members working in the sheet metal, roofing and siding and decking industries in the Greater Toronto Area. Our skilled tradesmen and women work primarily in the ICI sector of the construction industry, both on job sites and in production shops.
Members benefit through continued training and education. Courses include advancement in each trade and are accessible to all those who wish to participate. Talk to your union steward to learn more. Further education means a more efficient and safer work environment for all.
Health & Safety
Being a Sheet Metal Workers' & Roofers' Local 30 member means you not only are part of a family who care, but a part of a family who will ensure you are equipped with the tools you need to work as safely as possible. Health and Safety is paramount fo our organization and that means you and every co-worker you have!
By being part of a union you represent one who is qualified and classified in the trade you work. Now that is pride, Sheet Metal Workers' & Roofers' Local 30 Pride!
One of the toughest compensations to obtain as an independent worker are benefits. As part of Sheet Metal Workers' & Roofers' Local 30 you can exercies your flex benefits as they grow and gear how you want to utilize this invaluable opportunity for you and your own family.
Union members and their family enjoy health & welfare coverage that only a small fraction of their non-union counterparts enjoy.
Unions help local communities by generating more revenue for workers and that contributes to better schools, public works and other community programs.
Earlier union members fought for many of the benefits we now take for granted. The eight-hour day, overtime pay, health care coverage, occupational safety laws, workers’ compensation, minimum wage, retirement security and unemployment insurance were unheard of until the advent and continuing efforts of the labour movement.
Unions have been a strong advocate of the working family. Thanks to unions, workers have had the option of working stable hours-allowing them time to provide for family stability. Unions have also been at the forefront of medical and family leave efforts that allow parents to stay home with their children or care for an elder.
Today, the labour movement serves as a powerful voice for working families in the global economy.
Unions are fighting outsourcing and the exploitation of cheap labour overseas while curbing abuses of part time and temporary labour here at home.