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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
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.

12
Jul
2013

Learn More about IUPAT and We Can Do For You

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is eager to help you learn more about our Union and what we do for our skilled trades members. We publish content on our website that speaks directly about each of the trades that IUPAT advocates for as well as information on how you can become a Union member.

12
Jul
2013

Why You Should Join a Trade Union in Ontario

If you’re trying to discover your career path, you really should consider joining a trade union in Ontario. While we won’t spending time here defining what a trade union is, we will tell you that Unions have been around for a very long time. We pride ourselves in protecting those who want to have a lasting and satisfying career doing what they love.

14
Jun
2013

What Does a Residential Painter Do?

If you’ve ever considered changing the colour of paint on the interior or exterior of your home, you may have considered using a residential painter. Also known as a house painter, you might be surprised what a residential painter does.

12
Jun
2013

Union Negotiations Come to a Close for IUPAT

Union negotiations for the IUPAT have come to a close, bringing in a better wage package for Union members as well as better working conditions. A focus has been placed on education classes as the forecast for skilled trades job continues to trend upward bringing hope to those who have been waiting in the wings. Should you have specific questions in regards to your trade, please contact your Union representative.

10
Jun
2013

What is a Trade Union & What Do They Do?

We’re glad that you’re interested in learning more about a trade union and hope this brief article will help answer your questions.