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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.


06
Aug
2014

Labour Day Parade, September 1, 2014!

On Monday September 1, 2014 will you be joining us to celebrate LABOUR DAY?

Come out and celebrate with your Brothers and Sisters.

24
Jul
2014

Unions in Toronto Have a More Positive Outlook Based on the Latest Election Results

As you are aware, the latest election results have been in our favour. We are excited for the future of unions in Toronto, especially the IUPAT. According to the campaign promises made by Premier Kathleen Wynne, a new 10-year infrastructure program will be put into place that places $130 billion on transit, transportation, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities. For the IUPAT, that means more opportunities for work for all of our members.

17
Jul
2014

Make a Great First Impression by Hiring a Quality Commercial Painter in Toronto

If you are an owner of a business, you know that first impressions can make all the difference. The same is true of your storefront, business office or corporate complexes. Potential customers often make a snap judgement on the quality of service they will receive based on appearances…and that includes the way your building looks and feels when they walk through the doors.

17
Jul
2014

IUPAT Ontario to Participate In 5-Year Planning Convention

Delegates from various locals throughout the IUPAT Ontario will attend the 31st Annual IUPAT General Convention in Florida from August 11 – 15, 2014.

01
Jul
2014

Here’s the Low Down on Union Benefits at IUPAT

If you are a new union member, or even a current union member, you may have questions about how the IUPAT administers its benefits. We receive many questions about benefits from those just starting an apprenticeship to those who have been longtime union members.

24
Jun
2014

The Importance of Glaziers in Toronto’s Construction Market

Are you aware of the importance the Glaziers have in the Toronto construction industry? There are several parts to a construction project, from site prep and pouring foundations to framing, hanging drywall, painting, brick laying, flooring and so many other finishing touches that give a building character and personality. Have you ever wondered who puts in the many glass windows on those high-rises, adds the beautiful stained glass features or the stunning mirrors that appear like art work in some of the most luxurious hotels, conferencing centres and corporate facilities? It’s a Glazier. Hard-working Toronto Glaziers who have the skills to make those buildings what they are today.

13
Jun
2014

How to Become a Glazier in Toronto

If you’ve ever been in a building or home and noticed the beautiful glass work, mirrors, stained glass and framing, then you’ve noticed the work of a glazier. In Toronto, and throughout Ontario, new commercial and residential buildings, homes and condos, are going up changing the skyline. This gives glaziers throughout our province an opportunity to leave their mark and beautiful handy-work behind.

10
Jun
2014

Now is a Great Time to Be a Member of the IUPAT

The IUPAT in Ontario has been very busy these past few months! We’re very excited about our new building headquarters and each day, we are coming closer to the opening, which is slated for late summer 2014. Additionally, we’ve been working tirelessly to stay on top of the changes in the political arena and efforts to keep Tim Hudak from taking office.

05
Jun
2014

Provincial Election June 12, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As you are no doubt aware, there is a provincial election scheduled for June 12,2014.

I know that our members often get frustrated by the number of elections we have had in Ontario over the past few years. However, this June, organized labour is going to stand up and ensure that we have the people in government who will best look after the rights of working people like our members.

03
Jun
2014

What it’s Like to be a Member of a Tapers Union in Toronto

Now is the time of year that people may start to consider a career change. Why is that? It’s Spring, the weather is warmer and it’s typically the season that people are re-energized and looking for new opportunities. If you’re tired of sitting behind a desk or working a boring, dead-end job and are ready to start using your hands, then we have an opportunity for you as a taper for the IUPAT!