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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.


24
Aug
2017

The Legacy of Asbestos Worker Unions in Toronto

The International Union of Painters and Trades (IUPAT) has had a profound positive impact on the lives of Toronto asbestos workers and hazmat workers, as well as members of the general public. Toronto’s local asbestos workers union are represented by Local 557, 1630, 1819, and 1891. The IUPAT was initially founded in the United States […]

18
Aug
2017

Examples of Glazier Jobs in Toronto

From residential to commercial spaces, giving people a new window into the city can take many forms. Toronto is home to many beautiful examples of jobs completed by glaziers, and the industry shows no sign of slowing down. The combination of the booming population and the popularity of architectural designs with large windows and interior […]

17
Aug
2017

Labour Day 2017

Where will you be on Monday, September 4, 2017? Come and join us in Toronto on University Avenue just north of Queen Street for the LABOUR DAY PARADE! The Parade starts at 9:30 am and we march in mass to the CNE Grounds. Come out, join in, and celebrate with your Brothers and Sisters! Please […]

26
Jul
2017

District Council 46 Family Day Barbeque 2017

This past Sunday, we had our annual District Council 46 Family Day Barbeque. We were excited to welcome the families of our union in joining us for a day of fun. We had 2000 people in attendance! There were slides for children, facing painting, a swimming pool, and prizes to be won.

25
Jul
2017

Members’ Responsibilities

As a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 46 (the “Union”), you are entitled to receive health and welfare benefits, pension and vacation pay (note: those who perform piecework do not receive vacation pay) pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Collective Agreement under which you work.

15
Jul
2017

5 Top Chemicals Every Toronto Hazmat Technician Encounters

When you’re a hazmat technician working in Toronto, your job is to enhance the safety levels by removing the threat of a variety of chemicals and agents. Although the list of potentially hazardous items includes dozens upon dozens of compounds, manmade items and other substances, some are more common than others. Below are five of […]

10
Jul
2017

Quinte-St. Lawrence Building Trades Council Donates to Hospital Redevelopment

On Wednesday, June 28, members of the Quinte-St. Lawrence Building Trades Council, including President Bill Pearse, Secretary Treasurer Joe O’Shea and Trustee John Graham, presented the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation board member Maureen Fraser and executive director Joan Simon with a cheque of $5,000 towards the Brockville General Hospital Redevelopment, Phase II.

05
Jul
2017

Are You Destined to Become a Residential Painter Journeyman in Toronto?

Many years ago – during the Middle Ages, in fact – tradespeople moved around from job to job. Paid on a daily basis, they came to be known as “journeymen”. That is, they traveled or journeyed as part of their roles. Today’s residential painters in Toronto are journeymen that lead a much less nomadic lifestyle, […]

19
Jun
2017

Tenth Annual Family Barbeque

All members and their families are invited to attend our annual District Council 46 Family Day Barbeque. District Council 46 is comprised of Local Unions 114, 205, 557, 1487, 1630, 1795, 1819, 1824, 1891, and 2005. Please contact your local union for a picnic near you.

15
Jun
2017

Toronto Residential Painters Following a Long History of Successful Apprenticing

Apprenticeships are so familiar to people in professional trades like Toronto’s residential painters, drywallers, and glaziers, that they sometimes forget they are engaging in a system that spans millennia.  The act of transferring skills from one person to another, or a group to another group, has been going on since humankind started.  Thanks to this […]