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.
Are you looking to become a unionized glazier and metal mechanic in Ontario? Or are you interested in an apprenticeship for a career in the trade? An announcement has been made that glazier and metal mechanics are changing their name to Architectural Glass & Metal Technicians. The trade is well represented by the IUPAT in Ontario, and an intensive training program is provided in collaboration with OIFSC. This construction trade offers pay rates of up to $33.64 in addition to pension plans, benefits and vacation pay.
Are you a natural born leader who feels like you can make a positive impact on union activism in Ontario? You are not alone. In fact, with help from other young activists in Ontario like you, IUPAT hopes to create an atmosphere for greater political action in Ontario. We at IUPAT know that young activists are key to developing our future and continued success. Without you, it would be difficult for our Union to continue to thrive and bring positive change to the Ontario landscape. Our goal is to educate you on the topics of responsible citizenship can bring about social change in Ontario. Young activists can achieve positive change.
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), Ontario Council is a partner of the Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre, that is a training delivery agency offering training supported by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) for skilled trades such as Exterior Insulated Finishing Systems (EIFS), otherwise named “stucco.” The Ontario MTCU recognizes EIFS as a certified trade, and is currently the only location in North America to recognize this specialized skill as a certified trade.
As part of its commitment to educate young activists about leadership, IUPAT District Council 46 has unveiled a series of new programs for potential young leaders. Designed to offer new and potential leaders within the union, insights into the labour movement and the value of political action and organization, these programs will add to IUPAT’s existing initiatives in the field of education.
If your parent or grandparent is the member of an Ontario union affiliated to IUPAT District Council 46, you might be eligible for a scholarship award designed to offer you financial support as you pursue a higher education.
If you have taken additional Health and Safety training as a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), consider the possibility of being rewarded through the IUPAT Safety Training and Awards (STAR) program.
Forty years ago, stilts became illegal on Ontario construction sites. On December 15th 2009, this law changed due to an announcement from Minister of Labour, Peter Fonseca that once again saw stilts legalized in the workplace. This change is effective from January 1, 2010 and is applicable on residential sites for drywall finishers and workers that install vapour barriers and insulation.
The Ontario Council of Painters (OCP) of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) is excited to announce drywall trade apprenticeship training opportunities that allow union and non-union members alike the ability to receive certification in the industry. IUPAT Ontario has worked to forge a partnership with the Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre (IFSTC) in order to give students, trades people, contractors and other individual’s access to the hands-on experience and knowledge they need to begin working in a dynamic trade.
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A strong team of allies can be a powerful entity. Unions of like-minded, goal-driven people can work to bring about positive change and support influential decisions by the government. The rights, wages, benefits and safety standards of present-day working environments have nearly all arisen from the minds and voices of groups of people working together to improve their standard of living. These strong and principled unions live on in today’s working world to ensure the workers’ voice remains consolidated and respected.