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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.


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.

23
Jan
2014

Construction Job Opportunities Looking Promising for IUPAT Union Members

If you have been following our Facebook page, you may have seen one of our latest videos from The Russo Report where our Business Manager, Joe Russo, discussed upcoming construction job opportunities for 2014. If you missed it, we thought we’d offer a quick recap with assurances that job prospects in the Toronto job market are looking up.

11
Jan
2014

Union Safety and Training Awards Announced

Union safety and training is very important to all of us here at the IUPAT. We work hard to ensure that our members remain up-to-date on the most recent changes in safety procedures and require mandatory safety classes as part of our trade members’ continuing education program.