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.
As the new Business Manager for District Council 46, Bruno Mandic is no stranger to union trade workers. He’s worked as a tradesperson for years, and steadily built a reputation for giving back to the organization and members. Now, he’s focused on cultivating an era of openness, transparency and connection for the benefit of his fellow trades professionals in and around Ontario.
When you first join the IUPAT, you may not have a long-term goal in mind. For many people, such as asbestos workers, a union is an attractive brotherhood and sisterhood, but the ultimate long-time benefits aren’t fully apparent.
For many generations, stucco was used as a tried-and-true construction material. Currently, it’s still utilized in and the province. However, the stucco components have changed since they were first employed in Ontario, which makes repairing historic stucco structures more challenging.
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You might be surprised to learn that asbestos removal is still a popular, and needed, concern in Ontario. Many people assume that all the asbestos in buildings was removed a long time ago. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case.
Buildings, like every other type of structure, can fall into disrepair or at least become dated-looking. Not only does this ruin their perceived appearance, but it can negatively affect property values of the neighbourhood. In order to bring older business properties into the modern era, Toronto and Ontario’s commercial painters are frequently asked to step in and offer their expertise.
If you’re not familiar with the job of our country’s unionized glaziers, take a moment and look up… or out. Glaziers work with glass in all capacities, from the windows that allow you to see breathtaking views of Toronto, to the glass partitions that divide sections of your workplace in ways that are creative and attractive. For these reasons, it’s essential that all glazier jobs are handled by trained professionals.
Drywall is one of the most common types of construction material, and it’s probably surrounding you right now if you’re living in a modern or remodeled home or office building.
Union Power Insurance is a specialty brokerage that offers extremely competitive rates to trade union members. And, to help spread the word on how much they can save our members, Union Power is putting up a free trip to Vegas worth $2,500. To enter, all you need to do is book a quick, free, no-obligation estimate.
By now, we’re all pretty aware that reality television is hardly reality. This holds true for all types of shows, including the do-it-yourself (DIY) handyman programmes.