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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.


03
Oct
2011

S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship

S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Award is available to sons, daughters and legal dependents of IUPAT members. The IUPAT Scholarship Committee chooses winners from essays submitted by scholarship applicants. Annually, 10 scholarships are awarded yearly in the amount of $2,000.00.

03
Oct
2011

October 6th Vote

On October 6th there is a provincial election. Go to the latest edition of United We Stand and understand the importance to have you vote for a labour friendly candidate.

21
Sep
2011

Painters Union Scholarship Help Change Lives

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 46 supports Toronto scholarships

Upbeat music filled the neighbourhood near Jane and Finch where seven community-minded young adults received scholarships and hundreds more received backpacks full of school supplies.

21
Sep
2011

Local Debate in Sault Ste. Marie

It was a small but mighty turn out for last nights all-candidates debate hosted by Algoma Family Services and Women in Crisis at the Grand Gardens.

Unfortunately, not all candidates made an appearance at said all-candidates debate.

07
Sep
2011

Make Your Vote Count in the Upcoming General Election in Ontario

IUPAT encourages you to make your voice heard in the upcoming Ontario Provincial election being held on October 6, 2011. As a prominent trade union in Ontario, it is our responsibility to lead and inform our members of all of the issues and stances of each political party so they can make positive voting decisions that best serve them and their families for years to come. It is our duty to support political stances that will encourage and promote solidarity and keep our union thriving for our members now and in the future.

25
Aug
2011

Wanted! Women in the Skilled Trades

For eleven consecutive years, Skills Canada – Ontario has been offering the “Skills Work! ® for Women” Networking Dinner, an award-winning program designed to introduce young women in high school who are interested in the skilled trades and technologies to female mentors who are currently working or studying in a related career field.

01
Aug
2011

Hazmat Safety Training Required for Toronto Union Members

Since the beginning of 2011, there have been numerous natural disasters including tsunamis, deadly earthquakes, tornados, flooding and fires. After disasters occur, there is always a need for clean-up. Often, hazardous materials are present, though volunteers and paid workers may not realize they are there, nor are they prepared with the right equipment to handle it.

30
Jun
2011

Mayor Ford’s Budget Bullying

A few days ago, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced the latest target in his attack on next year’s $800 million budget shortfall: janitors. The mayor has served notice that he intends to contract out the work of 110 city employees who clean Toronto’s police stations.

23
Jun
2011

Stop Wage Theft!

Too many people face unfair conditions at work every day. Too many employers do not pay what we should be paid by law. Why is this allowed to happen? The Workers Action Centre is launching a campaign against Wage Theft.

23
Jun
2011

Hudak is Endangering Green Jobs

Op-Ed in the Toronto Star by USW Director Ken Neumann and Rick Smith of Environmental Defence Tim Hudak recent announcement that he would cancel the Green Energy and Green Economy Act is irresponsible.