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 we enter the second half of 2009 there are numerous issues that affect the IUPAT membership in Ontario, Canada.
Training programs that are specific to industrial Ontario IUPAT members that are employed will be accepted. The local Union Representative may approve the specific Health & Safety training in the area.
On September 1, 2008, new regulations under Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Act went into effect regarding the employer’s obligation to offer to re-employ workers following a workplace injury in the construction sector. Note that the new regulations apply only to workplace injuries that occur after September 1, 2008. Workplace injuries that occurred prior to September 1, 2008 are still subject to the previous return-to-work regulations.
What is the “Raiding Period”?
Once every three years, the labour law in Ontario allows for a three month “Raiding Period.” Basically, during this three month Raiding Period, representatives of some unions attempt to increase their membership by “raiding” the members of other unions.