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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.


01
Dec
2013

IUPAT Announces Scholarship Winners

D.C.46 BM/ST Joe Russo presents a D.C. Scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00 to Brandon Marshall. Brandon, who is studying science at Trent University in Peterborough, is the son of Local 1891 member George Marshall (pictured next to his son). Ewelina Luczko, the daughter of Local 1891 member Marian Luczko, also received a scholarship. Ewelina is studying environmental engineering at the University of Waterloo.

05
Nov
2013

How to Join a Toronto Construction Union

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is a large and strong construction union in Ontario that supports industrial and residential painters, glaziers, drywall finishers, sign writers, asbestos removers and Stucco and EIFS Workers.

28
Oct
2013

Local Toronto Painters Union Donates Back Packs to Jane-Finch

On Thursday, August 29th, the Ontario IUPAT gave back to the community by supporting the children living in the Jane-Finch community. Not only were we able to provide necessary school supplies for those in need; we were also able to provide three educational scholarships. This is an annual program that IUPAT participates in each year. […]

28
Oct
2013

Finding Quality Union Work in Toronto is Easier Than You Think

According to several sources, the unemployment rate in Ontario has remained unchanged the last few months. It’s also been pointed out by the Sun News Network that in Ontario, college graduates are not getting the return on their post-secondary education that they thought they would receive once they completed their degree. What disturbs us most about this is that there are jobs out there where one isn’t confined behind a desk or computer, but using their hands, creative skills and talents. We’re, of course, talking about the trades and why one can find quality union work in Toronto, regardless of the degree they have obtained.

27
Oct
2013

Do you want a low-wage future for construction?

A Message to Construction Workers from the Toronto & York Region Labour Council (labourcouncil.ca)
Do you want a low-wage future for construction?

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN GREATER TORONTO TODAY EARN DECENT WAGES AND BENEFITS. It took a lot of effort by previous generations to raise those standards, although some people think it happens naturally because we are highly skilled and work hard. But the reality is that in many other parts of North America, people are paid far less for the same skills. The main reason we get good wages is because the construction industry in Toronto is highly unionized.

22
Aug
2013

August 15 km Bike to Celebrate Former Union Representative

The IUPAT, in conjunction with the Heart Stroke Foundation, invites you to participate in a 15 km Memorial Bike Ride for Dermot Lynch on Saturday, August 24, 2013. If you weren’t able to meet Dermot, he was a longtime Glaziers Representative for Local 1819. He was a stand-out guy to many of us and unfortunately, passed away last year.

20
Aug
2013

Labour Day Parade!

Show your Union pride and bring the whole family!

Join us on Monday, September 2, 2013 to march in the Labour Day Parade.

11
Aug
2013

Town Hall Meeting on Employment Insurance Announced

Join MP Malcolm Allen (Welland) to discuss the recent changes to Employment Insurance and how they will affect you!

16
Jul
2013

Memorial Bike Ride in Honour of Dermot Lynch

On Saturday, August 24, 2013,please join us in celebrating a scenic, memorial bike ride in honour of Dermot Lynch on the picturesque trails of The Blue Mountains.

Beginning in the charming, quaint town of Thornbury, the bike ride will travel for approximately 15 km past the Beaver River, through the town of Clarksburg and up Grey Road 40,where a midway point will be positioned to remember our lost but never forgotten Dermot Lynch.

14
Jul
2013

Let Us Answer Your Question: Why Join a Union?

Unions are strong in Ontario. The members band together, work hard and protect the jobs they have while receiving excellent benefits and great options for retirement. If you love what you’re doing now, you may wonder, “I’m good now. Why join a union?” There are many reasons to join a union and if you keep reading, you’ll learn why.