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.
Whether you’ve just joined the IUPAT because you’re new to union jobs, or you’ve been a member of our union in Toronto and Ontario for numerous years, you know that we are devoted to progress in all its forms. As of January 13, 2016, Greg Smith has been appointed interim Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 46.
If you’ve been watching job boards closely, you’ll notice that there are always opportunities for union jobs in Toronto and Ontario. However, if you’re not part of the union, you may wonder how you can take advantage of these often-lucrative assignments. To help you understand the path to qualifying for union jobs, we’ve put together this quick guide.
There is plenty of reason for commercial painters in Toronto and Ontario to look forward to 2016, partially because of the positive economic indicators that forecasters are seeing. Spending has been on an uptick swing, which means more construction is likely to occur throughout the coming months. All that construction translates to one big, exciting reality for union members in the painting trade: the steady need for professionally trained commercial painters.
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) has gone through some exciting changes that are positively affecting painters union members and their families. Namely, the addition of our comprehensive – and growing! – Wellness Centre has changed the way our members feel about being able to conveniently and affordably care for themselves and their loved ones. The goal? To keep every IUPAT member healthy in 2016 and beyond.
Commercial painters throughout Toronto and Ontario work during all the seasons of the year. While each season definitely carries its own precautions, none has the potential to be as notoriously brutal as winter. Truly, wintertime in Toronto can make working – especially outside or in areas exposed to some of the elements – a challenge for commercial painting crews. That’s why it’s essential to stay safe by taking wise, pragmatic measures.
To better serve our members, the IUPAT DC 46 unveiled its Union Health and Dental Centre on Toro Road, Toronto, this past year. The goal of the Centre has always been to provide a one-stop healthcare resource location for members of IUPAT involved in trades ranging from painting to drywall finishing, as well as their families. Now, a new service has been unveiled: a state-of-the-art optical center.
The IUPAT DC 46 union negotiations that will affect union members including Toronto and Ontario painters, glaziers, drywall finishers and other members, will take place in early 2016. Thanks to previous negotiations of this kind, IUPAT members were able to secure and improve their wages and benefits through collective bargaining and agreements, as well as improved working conditions. Consequently, the 2016 union negotiations are being highly anticipated by everyone who is a member of the IUPAT.
Have you been thinking about becoming a union worker in the Toronto and Ontario area? You’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of openings on a regular basis! In fact, the variety of union jobs is never ending. This makes it the right career choice for many men and women, including those who are considering changing professions.
Toronto painters have very demanding jobs. This makes it important for every painter to take care of himself or herself.
The results of the 2015 Canadian Federal Election are in, and the votes represented a winning Liberal majority. For those holding union jobs in Toronto and all of Ontario, this is some of the best news we could receive, as it promises advantages to workers who want to be able to support themselves and their families in a progressive environment.