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.
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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.
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 […]
A recent story from Canadian Business laments about the job market for those entering universities and hoping their Bachelor’s degrees will provide salaries big enough to offset the rising cost of a four-year education. According to their research, the average salary for those exiting university is around $54,000. While that’s not a bad rate at […]
Join the Golf Tournament on Friday, June 9, 2017 in support of Luso Canadian Charitable Society!
This post is one of the most difficult to write. Those of us who knew Sandro Fragale have fond memories of his laughter, his friendship, and his devotion to both his friends as well as the Council and Union. On Saturday, May 13, 2017, we lost our Brother, who passed away at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital at the young age of 55.
Community. It’s an essential part of our lives. We support our community, and it supports us and our families. On April 22, our IUPAT members, including commercial painters, glaziers, drywall tapers, hazmat technicians, stucco workers and other allied tradespersons will celebrate our neighborhoods on National Community Day.
PPO (Prompt Payment Ontario) is waiting for Minister Naqvi and his staff to finish drafting the new Prompt Payment and Lien Legislation. The Minister has committed in writing to introducing a Bill this spring. In the meantime, PPO and all of its members need to keep this issue at the forefront for all of the MPP’s at Queen’s Park. Writing letters may not seem like much, but they are effective and they let the politicians know that this is important to their constituents.