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IUPAT strives to provide you with the most useful, accurate and up to date information regarding YOUR union! Whether you are a member or a non-member, at District Council 46, you will find all the critical information you need to stay informed regarding local, national and international union news affecting your working life. We have created this News Section for your convenience so that you can search for topics that are of interest to you. If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact us today and we will get the information for you!


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.


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.


Support Luso Canadian Charitable Society

Join the Golf Tournament on Friday, June 9, 2017 in support of Luso Canadian Charitable Society!


Remembering Sandro Fragale, Brother, Husband, Father

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.


Toronto Commercial Painters and Allied Tradespersons Join Forces During Nationwide Community Day on April 22

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.


Voice Your Support for Prompt Payment!

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.


Are You at Risk for Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of cancer common among trades workers that starts in the lining of the lungs.  The vast majority of 500 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed in Canada each year are caused by exposure to asbestos in the workplace. Asbestos was widely used in construction materials and many other products up until […]


Possible Taxation of Employer Provided Health Benefits

The Federal government is considering taxing employer provided health benefits. This means that members may have to pay increased income taxes on the benefit plans.


2016 Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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IUPAT Painters Union to Donate to Jane-Finch Community Through “Back Pack Project”

Young people in Jane-Finch are once again receiving a special surprise thanks to the IUPAT painters union whose members represent various trades including painting, drywall taping and glazing. Workers of the IUPAT are collecting back packs and monies for school supplies to give to Jane-Finch youngsters in time for their return to the classroom. In partnership with the Firgrove Tenants Association, the IUPAT will also give out five $5,000.00 scholarships to support several high school students to further their education. These will be awarded on the basis of positive community involvement, rather than academic achievement.