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.
There has been no new negotiations since the last ratification vote. We will be going to arbitration on June 20th. By law, we are required to go back to work on Thursday, June 16th. The arbitrator’s decision is final and when he makes that decision, you will be notified. Please check our website and Facebook for further information, or you can contact your representative.
De Novo Treatment Centre would like to invite all De Novo Alumni, Family, Union Members and Board of Directors for a barbeque celebration of Recovery, Strength and Hope. It will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 279 Adams Road, Sundridge ON, P0A 1Z0. Lunch will be served at 12:30 PM, and Alumni speakers will follow at 2 PM. Please bring a lawn chair.
After a province wide vote, the members have rejected the last proposal from the AGMCA. Please watch for updates or call your local representatives.
We continue to strike. The results were as follows: 278 members rejected the proposal, 118 members accepted the proposal, 3 ballots were spoiled. We will continue to keep you informed of updates!
After a province wide vote for our Residential Drywall Finishers, we continue to strike. The results were as follows: 232 members rejected the proposal with 140 members accepting the proposal. Please refer to our Facebook, webpage or representatives for further developments. Spread the word to your Brothers and Sisters. Please continue to monitor your job sites. We will keep you informed!
These are the Ratification Meetings across Ontario.
Have you ever thought about becoming a glazier, or someone who works with glass such as windows, doors and applicable paneling? Glazier jobs are available throughout Ontario, and this is one career path that is well-suited to people who like to work with their hands and don’t want to be constrained by an office setting.
As of Monday May 2, 2016, ALL RESIDENTIAL DRYWALL TAPERS (High-rise and Low-rise) will be on strike. This includes all hourly and piece workers in the residential sector. ALL TAPERS will meet Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8:00 am at Julius Banquet Centre, 2201 Finch Avenue West, (Hwy 400 & Finch), Toronto. We will then coordinate the policing of all job sites.
One of the benefits for people who are members of the IUPAT union, is being able to elect fellow members to fill governing seats. In May 2016, you will have the opportunity to nominate and elect five (5) District Council 46 business representatives, as well as members for your local union delegates. The office of Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer is also open for nominations. Every IUPAT member is welcome and encouraged to add his or her voice to this important and essential selection process.
Asbestos was once used as a standard part of the construction industry. Now, we know that any exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health issues, including asthma, allergies and cancer. Although asbestos is no longer a product that is utilized in new buildings, asbestos removal is still greatly needed in Ontario. That’s because there are still thousands of properties, from residences to commercial zones, where asbestos is a problem.