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.
As result of the tragedy that killed 4 immigrant workers in December 2009, the Expert Advisory Panel on Occupational Health & Safety was initiated. See the final report by going to http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/
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Date: 01/01/2011 01:00 Effective January 1st 2011 the per cap to the International office has been increased by $0.90 for each and every IUPAT member. In 2009 an increase in dues to DC 46 members occurred with the amending bylaws that took effect in January 2010. There will be no increase to DC 46 members […]
Imagine four years of a Rob Ford Toronto! A Mayor who boasts on election night about abolishing the fair wage policy and contracting out garbage collection will be a formidable foe of working people. The Ford sweep did not change the political balance of Council seats, but the power of the mayor to name an […]
Make sure to cast your vote for the labour-friendly candidates during the October 2010 Municipal Elections. This year alone, the IUPAT is endorsing over 50 candidates that will help keep the Fair Wage Policy in tact as well as keep well-deserved positions within the school system.
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.