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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.


30
Jan
2019

Unionized Workers Earn Better Wages and Benefits Than Non-Unionized Workers

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 […]

25
Jan
2019

The Power of Collective Bargaining: A United Voice and Stance

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 […]

21
Jan
2019

Union Rights Won, But Not Without Opposition From Reactionary Forces

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, […]

18
Jan
2019

What Hazmat Technicians Want You to Know About Asbestos!

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, […]

20
Dec
2018

Job Opportunities in Glazing

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.

27
Nov
2018

Vacation Pay Cheque Pick Up

Due to the ongoing problems at Canada Post, the Union has decided to hold all vacation pay cheques.

12
Nov
2018

Start Your Career Now Brochure

Curious about what drywall finishers, glaziers, painters, EIFS/stucco worker, and hazmat workers do? Download this brochure and find out!

26
Oct
2018

Stucco Range Hood: Repair the Image of Your Toronto Kitchen

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 […]

19
Oct
2018

Toronto Residential Painters Can Demystify Low or No VOC Paint

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 […]

12
Oct
2018

How to Fund Your Drywall Taper Training

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 […]