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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.


02
Jul
2012

Job Opportunities on the Rise for Residential Glaziers in Toronto

Do you have experience preparing and installing glass, windows and mirrors or conducting glass repairs? Then we’re looking for you! IUPAT (International Union of Painters and Allied Trades) District Council 46, Local 1819 is looking for experienced residential glaziers to join the union in order to take advantage of upcoming job opportunities in the Toronto […]

28
Jun
2012

Hudak Plan Seeks to Strip Workers of Wages, Benefits & Pensions

(TORONTO) — Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak’s White Paper on “Flexible Labour Markets” seeks to strip Ontario workers of wages, benefits and pensions, according to the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).

01
Jun
2012

Apprentice Jobs Readily Available in Ontario

Are you trying to decide what career path to take once you finish high school? Or, are you out of work now and are considering a different direction for work? Consider a job in the trades with IUPAT! Now is a great time to learn a new skilled trade where you’ll be able to see others benefit from your handiwork. Construction jobs are on the rise in Ontario and with an apprenticeship job, you can be right in the thick of it with secure work for years to come.

24
Mar
2012

Opportunities on the Rise for Interior and Exterior Painters

According to several industry reports, new construction is on the rise creating new job opportunities for many people, including interior and exterior painters. Currently, many trade colleges are looking for ways to boost their training in order to prepare millennials for the many opportunities that lie within skilled trades.

05
Mar
2012

Construction Apprenticeship

The Painters Union is accepting a limited number of applications for E.I.F.S. (Stucco) Mechanics. There is no cost to you for this training, but there is a one time fee of $810.00 that is remitted to the Province of Ontario.

15
Feb
2012

Ontario Construction Industry Mandatory Health & Safety Training

TO ALL GLAZIER MEMBERS OF LOCAL 114, LOCAL 200, LOCAL 1795, LOCAL 1819, LOCAL 1824, LOCAL 1494/1590, LOCAL 1671, LOCAL 1904

As you are all aware or should be aware by now, Health and Safety Training has been MANDATORY in the Ontario Construction Industry in the Province for many years. This training includes but is not limited to WHMIS, PEWP, Suspended Access Equipment, Fall Protection (soon to be called Working at Heights), Ladders and Scaffolds to name just a few in a long list of training courses in the Construction Industry. Each year this list grows as the Province attempts to protect the lives of all workers in the Construction Industry.

30
Jan
2012

Message From Labour Council

Message From Labour Council Communications City Hall Victory Rally in the Rain London Calling   HARD WORK PAYS OFF Months of dedication and hard work paid off this month as City Council voted 23-21 to turn down Rob Ford slash-and-burn budget. He suffered a major political defeat as a majority of Council united against his […]

20
Jan
2012

Ontario IUPAT Members Vote on Benefits

IUPAT members in Ontario have voted 92% in favour of transferring $0.40 per hour from their wages to the Health and Welfare plan to maintain their existing benefits. All locals have voted and ballots have been counted to have the transfer wages effective February 1, 2012. The members employed under EPSCA will have this change effective May 1, 2012 according to their collective bargaining agreement.

12
Jan
2012

Ontario High School Students Encouraged to Train with Trade Union

It is the beginning of a new year and the time to begin thinking about your future. As a young adult in high school, hopefully you are enjoying your time in school. If you are a junior or senior, you may be considering opportunities for higher education and job opportunities.

05
Oct
2011

District Council 46 Awards Scholarships

District Council 46 awards two scholarships each year to children and grandchildren of members that are moving into post secondary education at a college or university. The Scholarship Committee is comprised of members (not representatives or staff) from various Local Unions in the Council to judge essays of not less than 1000 words on a subject related to the labour movement and workers. The essay submissions are anonymous among the committee members and scored based on research, content and quality of the essay.