We are members of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association. The International Association represents 150,000 members throughout Canada and the United States.
The first Vancouver Island sheet metal union was originally formed in Victoria on July 3, 1909,back then we were known as the “Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers International Alliance, Local 134″.
In March 1940, we became the “Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 276″. Today Local 276 carries on the tradition of representing the skilled men and women working in the sheet metal and roofing trades on Vancouver Island.
Through the collective bargaining process Sheet Metal Workers Local 276 seeks to establish and maintain desirable working conditions and provide for it’s members and their families that measure of comfort, happiness and security to which every good citizen is entitled in return for his or her labour form a deep sense of pride in our trade, to give a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay.