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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.


22
Feb
2019

Painting Provides Career Opportunities and Opens Doors to Other Prospects

When considering a trade for a career, choosing to become a residential painter or commercial painter opens the door wide to a number of related opportunities and growth.

20
Feb
2019

Canadian Workers’ Rights Weren’t Given, They Were Won by Their Unions

It has been a long journey for workers’ rights and the distance has not been covered without its ups and downs, triumphs and setbacks. Yet, the Canadian labour movement continues to move forward with the arc of history leaning towards giving workers a collective voice to secure better wages, working conditions and benefits. How unions […]

01
Feb
2019

Hazmat Training and Certification in February

IUPAT is offering Hazmat training and certification in February 2019. Interested applicants must have grade 12 or equivalent. Canadian citizen or landed immigrant status is required. Full time employment, good wages, benefits and pension are available once you have graduated. Please call Juan Lopez at 416-805-2435 or Armindo Correia at 416-996-6528 for more information.

01
Feb
2019

Upcoming EIFS Apprenticeship Course

There is an upcoming EIFS Apprenticeship course offered at the IFSTC training centre on April 1, 2019. This course will run for 10 weeks. For more information and to register, please click on the link here: http://www.ifstc.com/training/exterior-insulating-finishing-systems-mechanic

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.