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.
It is with great sadness that on October 8th, our IUPAT family lost a great man, John Tackaberry. John was the Business Manager of IUPAT Local 177 in Alberta, Canada, as well as the Chairman of the Building Trades of Alberta, and a true friend and colleague to many who knew him. As quoted by his friends, “John was a man of integrity and conviction and his passion for work knew no limits.” (Robert Kucheran, GVP Canada). “His outgoing persona, his honest concern for people working around him, and his zest for life were all right there for everyone to see. He truly was a genuine human being.” (Patrick Byrne, President, DC 38). John was a great man taken too soon and our IUPAT family will miss him greatly. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with John’s wife Jacquie, their two daughters, Audrey and Brenda, son-in-law Blair, his grandchildren, Avery and Jack, his two best friends, Cooper and Raven and the rest of their extended family.
IUPAT Ontario is working hard to provide members with great union benefits. In case you haven’t already heard, we are excited to announce a new partnership with Union Power Insurance. This new relationship will give you a terrific opportunity to save a considerable amount of money on your home and auto insurance. Just watch our video and contact the number to get a free insurance quote.
We just wrapped up our trip to the IUPAT General Convention and have some news to report.
On Monday September 1, 2014 will you be joining us to celebrate LABOUR DAY?
Come out and celebrate with your Brothers and Sisters.
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.
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.
Delegates from various locals throughout the IUPAT Ontario will attend the 31st Annual IUPAT General Convention in Florida from August 11 – 15, 2014.
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.
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.
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.