Become a Member

Reasons to Join

As a union millwright the pay, benefits and working conditions in your union contract are guaranteed. You carry them with you from job to job.

Union millwrights have extended health and welfare benefits provided by their contract. It covers their family too. Dental, prescription drugs, chiropractor and more.

Retirement security is assured. We have a collectively bargained pension plan that our members can count on , controlled by union and employer representatives. Millwrights accrue benefits that build their pension on every job.

The unionized millwright trade is very safe and we have one of the most enviable safety records in the industry. You will get comprehensive training and upgrading in all safety awareness and certifications.

Being a union millwright means having a partnership with your employer and a say in decisions on the job. Your views and skills are respected and you have what you need to get the job done right the first time.

Millwright union Collective agreements emphasize equality and fare treatment and eliminate favouritism and discrimination guaranteeing a respectful workplace.

Union millwrights enjoy 25% more wages and benefits than other. We are highly skilled cross trained professionals and are proud of our abilities.

What is a Union?

A union is a group of workers who band together for mutual benefit. A union may link people with similar job duties, like the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Millwright Regional Council – Canada.

Union members are united by their desire to earn fair wages and benefits in a safe work environment. By standing together, union members can secure fair wage packages that include medical benefits for themselves and their families, and benefits that help ensure dignity and a decent standard of living when they retire.

Unions do not discriminate. Opportunities for membership, education, skills training and job advancement are open to all members without regard to sex, race, creed or color.

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters is a democratic organization.
Members elect their leaders, and each member has a say in how the Millwright Regional Council – Canada and the UBC is operated and governed. With those rights comes responsibility: every member is responsible for voicing an opinion and attending meetings so each can make informed choices about UBC leadership and activities.

Unions also strive to improve the standards of the industry with which they are connected. The Millwright Regional Council – Canada and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters improves safety, quality and productivity in the construction industry through high-quality training programs for apprentices and journeymen, and through specialty training programs developed in partnership with government, manufacturers and industry organizations.