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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.


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.

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.