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.
One of the most positive developments in the trade of commercial painting is the way that it has become so diversified. Today, commercial painters throughout Toronto and Ontario come from every walk of life. This helps add to the breadth of skill, talent and wisdom that makes a team of great commercial painters. It also shows that commercial painting has become a well-respected opportunity for individuals who want careers that are uniquely satisfying, offering security through active union membership and representation.
Have you ever noticed that Toronto and Ontario commercial painters seem to really like the work they do? This isn’t by accident. In fact, there are several great reasons that those who have chosen the path as commercial painters like coming to their job sites day after day.
You’ve no doubt seen commercial painters throughout Toronto and Ontario. What you may not have taken notice of is the gear they wear and use for their trade – and there is quite a lot for safety and security! The next time you see one of our expert union commercial painters in action, check and see which of the following items they have with them:
Are you an IUPAT union jobs member planning to travel this summer? It’s important for you to consider getting travel insurance. Now, you can contact the IUPAT Benefits office for more details on this must-have vacation requirement. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling solo or taking a vacation with your family; travel insurance brings many advantages.
Attention ICI Glazing Members: Please find the dates to vote on the proposal for binding mediation/arbitration.
One of the biggest benefits to IUPAT, for those interested in becoming members but who have no training in their preferred trades, is the opportunity to engage in amazing apprenticeships. The Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities funds training centers that teach construction skill trades, and the IUPAT partners with them each year. This summer, there are a few examples of just how powerful this type of partnership can be for those interested in careers as painters or glaziers.
Due to a high demand for the Working At Heights course, the OIFSC has added more dates for training:
Monday July 25, 8am – 4pm
Monday August 8, 8am – 4pm
Saturday August 20, 8am – 4pm
Monday August 22, 8am – 4pm
DC 17 Calgary is looking for any journeyman (2) and or apprentices (3) who would like to relocate to Canmore, Alberta. A company out West is looking for some qualified personnel. The hourly rate would be $36/hr (plus benefits), which is higher than the above CBA rate. For more information, please contact Ray Preston at 416-986-9373.
Please find the Arbitrator’s Agreement for Residential Tapers effective June 27.
Click on the post to read the agreement.
On our last ratification vote, you, our members, rejected the proposal on the table. Therefore, on June 20th we will be meeting with a conciliation officer. Once this meeting is over, we will have a better idea of whether we will have a new offer to bring back to you or if we are on strike. Please check our website and our Facebook page for updates, as well as your union representative for more information.