Welcome to our blog for IUPAT Ontario. We’re excited to share up-to-date information regarding various opportunities, events, and news that are currently taking place in the skilled trades industry. We welcome your feedback and topics that are of interest to you.
Speaking with a collective voice, how unions help all workers is by bargaining for higher wages, benefits and working conditions, efforts that help all Canadians and their communities.
When considering a trade for a career, choosing to become a residential painter or commercial painter opens the door wide to a number of related opportunities and growth.
It has been a long journey for workers’ rights and the distance has not been covered without its ups and downs, triumphs and setbacks. Yet, the Canadian labour movement continues to move forward with the arc of history leaning towards giving workers a collective voice to secure better wages, working conditions and benefits. How unions […]
IUPAT is offering Hazmat training and certification in February 2019. Interested applicants must have grade 12 or equivalent. Canadian citizen or landed immigrant status is required. Full time employment, good wages, benefits and pension are available once you have graduated. Please call Juan Lopez at 416-805-2435 or Armindo Correia at 416-996-6528 for more information.
There is an upcoming EIFS Apprenticeship course offered at the IFSTC training centre on April 1, 2019. This course will run for 10 weeks. For more information and to register, please click on the link here: http://www.ifstc.com/training/exterior-insulating-finishing-systems-mechanic
The success of workers who are unionized in Canada proves there are advantages and opportunities for unions to organize employees for better wages, benefits and working conditions. It also shows how unions help all workers. Data from labour organizations shows that by the end of 2015, the number of workers paying dues to a union […]
All for one and one for all is a catchphrase literary. Movie buffs might recognize the phrase from the Three Musketeers lore, and the Swiss as the unofficial motto of their country. But it also accurately describes the value of collective bargaining in securing fair wages and benefits for workers, and how unions work in […]
The right to belong to a union with union benefits and engage in collective bargaining came about only after a determined and lengthy struggle, often involving violence as employers and governments fought to hold back the tide of progress. One of the most significant examples of this struggle was the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, […]
Many people have heard about asbestos and know that it’s a dangerous material, but very few people know what it actually is. Hazmat technicians play an important role in making sure that asbestos is removed and disposed of properly. If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a hazmat technician, or are just learning more, […]