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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know that young workers, during their first month on the job, are four times more likely to be injured than at any other time?
In 2009 more than 7,500 young workers were hurt on the job. These injuries are unacceptable and preventable. Armed with the right information and resources, young workers and new workers of any age can learn to recognize potential hazards in the workplace and take steps to ensure their safety.
Another volunteer project has been done by DC46. We thank all the members that participated.
With great sadness, we regret to inform you that our dear friend and colleague Anna Vettese has passed away. In honor of her, our office will be closed Monday, May 9, 2011.