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.
Are you just starting out in the working world, but unsure of what you want to do with your life? Or are you at a point in your career that you feel it’s time to make a change? Either way, you may want to consider a future in drywall finishing as a drywall professional.
If you’re not part of the commercial painting union (ie. the IUPAT), you may not realize that there’s a lot of interesting facts about commercial painters!
To further its mission to support, educate, inform and protect members who hold union jobs, the Toronto based IUPAT has announced a new Union Health and Dental Centre. Located at 130 Toro Road in Toronto, adjacent to the IUPAT’s Union Hall, the Union Health and Dental Centre officially opens August 4, 2015 for D.C. 46 and other construction union workers and their families.
Labour Day in Canada was first established in 1894. It was created to celebrate the unions’ efforts to improve workers’ rights. Every year, different unions attend to show their solidarity.
The Pan Am and Parapan Games are in full swing, and will once again make history in the Toronto area during July and August of 2015. What many people don’t realize is that behind the excitement of the Games themselves is a ton of prep work. The Athletes’ Village had to be constructed from the ground up, and that meant plenty of jobs for drywall union workers, as well as other union employees.
Have you ever stopped to think about how the skyscraping exteriors and intricate architectural embellishments of Toronto stay protected and beautiful? Part of the thanks goes to Toronto painters! These highly trained professionals’ handiwork can be seen throughout Toronto, although you probably never realized it. Toronto Painters: Going Beyond Interior Walls While many Toronto painters […]
Toronto painters know some secrets, and while they aren’t willing to give away all the tricks of their chosen trade, they are at least able to pass along a few painting tips. For small painting projects around the home that can be quickly done, these tips can help you add a professional touch to the project. Who wants to touch up a bathroom cabinet, or an area of moulding, without making certain it’s going to look great afterwards?
When it comes to drywall finishing, professionals throughout Canada know that safety comes first and foremost. All the drywall finishers who are part of the IUPAT have in-depth training in health and safety regulations. They also learn from the first time they engage in drywall finishing – often while apprenticing with more experienced drywall finishers – that there are numerous other ways they can take care of themselves. Not only does this produce a safer work environment, but it increases the efficiency of the process, as well as the function and appeal of the finished product.
This past weekend, District Council 46 celebrated the opening of our new Headquarters at 132 Toro Road with our members and their families. There was a BBQ and tour of the new facilities available, as well as fun activities for the kids to enjoy.