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A Local like 97 is all about its members. It’s the commitment that members make to each other that enables the Local to remain strong. And it’s the active involvement of the members that allows the Local to continually improve working conditions, wages, and benefits.


The Local 97 Board of Trustees protects our members by maintaining a comprehensive Health & Welfare Plan.

Please note that, effective June 4th 2018, D.A. Townley’s address has changed to:

4250 Canada Way, Burnaby BC V5G 4W6

Medical & Dental

Everyone needs protection against the financial hardship that typically accompanies illness, accident, or death. The Local 97 Health & Welfare Plan offers top-notch and far-reaching coverage, as well as security and peace of mind for you and your family.

Documents & Forms

Apprenticeship Flow Chart

A diagram illustrating the process of getting started in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step manner.

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Monthly Work Review Report

Data collected for initiation into Local 97.

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Monthly Apprentice Reports

Regular updates on ironworkers in training.

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Shop Steward Report

To be completed monthly and submitted to the financial secretary.

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Travel Cards

Local 97 is extremely busy in the reinforcing sector, and is accepting travel cards. The work is in town, in both the Vancouver and Victoria areas. No travel or living out allowance is available. 40+ hour weeks.

The Ironworker Magazine

Since its inception in 1901, The Ironworker has served as primary communication tool for our members, local union, district councils, and officers to keep apprised of ironworkers’ interests locally and across North America.