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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.


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.

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.