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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.