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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.


17
Jan
2013

Learning the ‘Jist’ of Arbitration

I was doing some research on arbitration and found some interesting history that I thought I would share with you. Did you know that arbitration dates back as far as King Solomon who used it during the Greco-Roman period? Also, there is evidence that it was used in the United States beginning with their first President for disputes that happened over his estates. I think it’s very interesting that this process has been used over so many years by so many different groups of people to come to a mutual resolution that is beneficial for both parties involved.

18
Dec
2012

Union Jobs Allow You to Earn Money & Benefits While Getting Trained

Are you a high school student who is not quite sure what they want to do after high school is over? If you are not a fan of sitting behind a desk all day during college classes or even at a job, we encourage you to consider pursuing a career in a Finishing Trade. To get union jobs, all you need is a high school diploma or GED to get started.

04
Oct
2012

Ontario Painters Council & IUPAT District Council 46 Elect New Business Manager

Joseph Russo, an 18 year member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) in Ontario, was recently elected as the new Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer of District Council 46 as well as President of the Ontario Painters Council. In his new role, Mr. Russo will guide the organizations in recruiting of new Union members, creating a strong foundation for solidarity and providing a significant support for political activism for rights of Union members. Russo replaces long time Business Manager Wm. (Bill) Nicholls who resigned from his positions in July 2012.

18
Sep
2012

Business Manager Bill Nicholls Resigns from Ontario Painters Council and IUPAT District 46

TORONTO, ONTARIO, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 — Bill Nicholls, the current Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer of IUPAT District Council 46 and President of the Ontario Council of Painters, has accepted a new position as the Special Assistant to the IUPAT General President, James Williams. In his new role, Nicholls will be advising District Councils across the US and Canada and taking on other leadership responsibilities as deemed by Williams.

10
Sep
2012

Learn More about Our Trade Union History

The IUPAT in Ontario has a rich and productive history as an active Union in both Canada and the United States. Our roots dig way back to the late 1800’s where we began as The Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators of America.

03
Sep
2012

Labour Day Parade

Join us in participating in our Labour Day walk on Monday, September 3, 2012! Labour Day in Canada is celebrated on the first Monday of September. It originally gave workers the chance to campaign for better working conditions or pay. Traditionally, Labour Day was an occasion to campaign for and celebrate workers’ rights during parades and picnics organized by trade unions. This day now is part of a long weekend for many Canadians.

21
Aug
2012

Ladder Use in Construction Guideline

http://www.ihsa.ca/pdfs/topics/ladders.pdf

20
Aug
2012

Union Calls for Global Hyatt Boycott

Click on link below to read more …

http://www.banderasnews.com/1207/to-boycottofhyattgoesglobal.htm

08
Aug
2012

Keep Current with Your Health & Safety Training

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades in Ontario want to ensure you are up-to-date with your health & safety training requirements. Why is it so important to keep up with your training? First and foremost, we want to make sure that you get home safely after each and every workday. Whether you work outside and need to protect yourself from the heat and various elements or you’re working with any type of equipment, chemicals or other substances, it’s important that you’re knowledgeable about how to keep safe, no matter your environment.

11
Jul
2012

Choose a Career in the Skilled Trades as a Glazier

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades represents glaziers throughout the province of Ontario. Glaziers, also known as Architectural Glass and Metal Technicians, work in small two to four person shops as well as in major companies and corporations in all parts of North America, and even some that are global.