We believe that every worker in our province who engages in Ironworker Classified work should be entitled to a fair days wage and a benefit and pension plan that will ensure that their family will live happy and healthy long after you retire from a proud career as an Ironworker.
History of Local 771
Our Local was chartered on April 27, 1956 by the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Reinforcing and Ornamental Iron Workers.
The Local 771 territorial jurisdiction includes – All the Province of Saskatchewan including the Northwest Territories between longitude 102 degrees west and longitude 110 degrees west.
Members of the Iron Workers, Local Union No. 771, perform some, or all of the following job duties:
Erect and weld structural steel framework for bridges, dams, towers, industrial plants, hospitals, schools and shopping centers. In addition to erecting structural steel, Iron Workers are also involved in concrete reinforcing (rebar and wire mesh) precast concrete, industrial plan maintenance, machinery and equipment, rigging and installation, dragline construction and curtain wall installation. Apprenticeship is 3 years or 6,000 hours.
Some of the job tasks performed by the Iron Workers include:
- The erection and welding of industrial and commercial structural steel buildings
- Rebar and wire mesh for concrete reinforcing
- The erection of windmills and communications towers
- Curtain wall installation
- Machinery and equipment rigging and installation
- Industrial plant maintenance
- Dragline rigging and welding
- The erection of bridges
- Structural steel and equipment associated with potash mines, power houses, uranium mines, steel mills, pumping and compressor stations, etc.
- Welding – stick, wire, etc.