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.
When a drywall worker joins a Toronto union, there are immediate benefits for him or her, such as access to training and support. However, there are advantages to joining a drywall union that extends to family members as well. These are often benefits that aren’t immediately considered, but definitely have far-reaching effects.
As you look around Toronto, you’ll probably notice that there are signs of modernization across the cityscape. Even older buildings are being revitalized thanks to the help of many workers, including commercial painters. In fact, commercial painters’ work is often the most noticeable upgrade that you can see.
On October 19, 2015, Canada will hold elections. This is a critical junction for our country, as well as for all those workers who hold union jobs in Toronto and other cities. The trajectory of our communities’ futures truly depends on who wins and who loses. This is why the IUPAT is supporting a national movement called the “I’m Getting Involved Campaign”.
When it comes to Canada’s elections, we encourage every union member to take this event seriously. To that end, IUPAT has joined forces with Let’s Build Canada to empower, educate and represent workers from all provinces. By having all the information you need, we believe that you can make wise choices at the polls, bringing strength to the union and the community.
We’re excited to announce that our Dental Clinic is now open! It is located at 130 Toro Road in Toronto, adjacent to the Union Hall. Members can call 1-844-375-6225 to book an appointment today and receive special offers.
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.