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.
Is it an evolution or revolution? Whatever you call it, the trades are continuing to grow at faster-than-average paces. This means we’re constantly in need of more people who want to become drywall tapers, asbestos workers, glaziers, hazmat techs, etc. The big question is why? What makes the trades so attractive to so many individuals across a wide range of ages and career stages?
The team at Lung Cancer Canada (Canada’s only national charity focused on lung cancer) is looking for your input. Part of their role is to support public funding for drugs that treat lung cancer. Currently Avastin is being considered for pleural mesothelioma.
New training is available for LEVEL 5 FINISH on February 27th to March 3rd, 2017. Space is limited. Please contact Sessia at the Union 416-630-9604 or 1-800-668-1823.
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.