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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.


12
Apr
2014

Why Trades Training is Better than a Four Year University

As a high school student, you are faced with many life decisions. One of the most important ones you’ll ever make surrounds your future. This means that you’re going to need to consider what your career options could be. Some of you may choose to become an educator, an accountant, an engineer, any other field/industry that will require you to go to a four-year University. While that’s a great option for some, it isn’t so much for others. Many may also dread the thought of being “stuck behind a desk” for more education at a University; even the thought of being behind a desk as a career choice is unappealing. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades has an alternative for you. It’s called trade school and it is hands on from Day 1.

31
Mar
2014

The Conservative Attack on Workers

Once again we are under attack by the right wing extremists who want to gut our ability to earn a decent wage, provide health and welfare benefits to our families and build up a modest pension that will provide for us during retirement. Let me be clear, we have some friends in the Progressive Conservative Party and many of our members vote for these upstanding Politicians. In fact, some of Ontario’s best labour laws were adopted by the Bill Davis government who realized that strong unions meant a strong Ontario. However, today’s PC’s in Ontario have been influenced by extremists much the same way as the Republican Party in the United States have been mislead by the infamous Tea Party.

27
Mar
2014

Baseball Tournament 2014

Organized By: IUPAT, DC46 Place: Coronation Park (Lakeshore and Bathurst St) Date: 05/31/2014 01:00 Are you interested in playing on our team? Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Coronation Park on Lakeshore west of Bathurst Street. Call Ray at 416-986-9373 to Register. Come join the fun!!

27
Mar
2014

Tim Hudak Threatens Workers’ Rights

We’ve got a very important and timely message about workers’ rights and how they are currently being threatened. And, we’re prepared to stop the threat. Here’s how you can help…make your vote count!

26
Mar
2014

Women, We Celebrate You Here at the IUPAT

As we write this blog post, it’s International Women’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate diversity, strong will and perseverance of women through tough times all over the world. Here at the IUPAT, we send out a special salute to all of the women who belong to the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. We’re proud to call you Union members and are pleased with the new and creative ideas that you bring to the world of the trades, once strongly considered only a man’s world.

15
Mar
2014

Get Involved in IUPAT Union Political Activism

Are you interested in becoming more involved in the Union’s political activism? Lately, you may have seen more posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages in regards to campaigning events and political rallies where we have been able to show Union support as well as voice our opinions and issues to stop anti-union politicians from getting re-elected.

27
Feb
2014

Ontario Trade Union Utilizes Social Media for Recruiting and Information Sharing

Have you ever perused the internet to learn more about a union, frustrated to find out that you can’t find what you’re looking for? Not true with Ontario’s International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. A few years ago, we saw the developing need to keep in touch with potential new members and our current members online. Being on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube gives us a way to communicate with our members, potential union members, businesses and so much more in way that we never thought was possible.

20
Feb
2014

Why Ontario Contractors Should Use IUPAT Commercial Painters

Have you ever found yourself looking for a quality commercial painter in Ontario? If you’re a contractor and need a job done well and right the first time, then you should contact the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

12
Feb
2014

Start a New Career with Training in the Trades

The beginning of the year typically lends itself to newness. Some may be thinking about how to earn more money; some may think about losing weight while others may consider whether it’s time for a new career. If the latter one applies to you, why not consider a rewarding career in the trades?

01
Feb
2014

Select Your Apprenticeship Program to Learn Your Skilled Trade

If you like working with your hands and feel you have a knack for using your creative abilities in industries like construction, then it’s time to learn more about apprenticeship programs.