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.
The success of workers who are unionized in Canada proves there are advantages and opportunities for unions to organize employees for better wages, benefits and working conditions. It also shows how unions help all workers. Data from labour organizations shows that by the end of 2015, the number of workers paying dues to a union […]
All for one and one for all is a catchphrase literary. Movie buffs might recognize the phrase from the Three Musketeers lore, and the Swiss as the unofficial motto of their country. But it also accurately describes the value of collective bargaining in securing fair wages and benefits for workers, and how unions work in […]
The right to belong to a union with union benefits and engage in collective bargaining came about only after a determined and lengthy struggle, often involving violence as employers and governments fought to hold back the tide of progress. One of the most significant examples of this struggle was the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, […]
Many people have heard about asbestos and know that it’s a dangerous material, but very few people know what it actually is. Hazmat technicians play an important role in making sure that asbestos is removed and disposed of properly. If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a hazmat technician, or are just learning more, […]
Looking for a career in the construction (glazing) industry? Whether you are experienced or a beginner, please call. There are many opportunities coming up in the new year.
Due to the ongoing problems at Canada Post, the Union has decided to hold all vacation pay cheques.
Curious about what drywall finishers, glaziers, painters, EIFS/stucco worker, and hazmat workers do? Download this brochure and find out!
Sometimes investing in a Toronto fixer-upper is the best bang for your buck. With the real estate markets remaining hot, you can look into buying a home and then upgrading it on your own, with some help from IUPAT tradespeople. The kitchen can be a particular eyesore, especially if it’s out of date. When taking […]
If you’re choosing paint for your home, you might feel overwhelmed by all of the choices and the technical language might leave you feeling confused. And what about Low VOC Paint? What does that even mean? Do you need it? Our residential painters in Toronto can help you to understand your options and help you […]
Changing careers or entering the workforce for the first time can involve a lot of work, and that’s before you even get a job. Between paperwork, picking up your tools, and arranging your schedule to accommodate your classes, you have a lot to do before you get started in your classes. The good news? You […]