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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!

04
Jun
2015

DC 46 Business Representatives Participated in the Volta Luso Charities Bike Ride

On Sunday, May 31st, DC 46 Business Representatives, Nelson Cidade, Armindo Correia and Simon Hazelwood, participated in the first ever Volta Luso Charities bike ride.

03
Jun
2015

Open House and BBQ for All DC46 Members

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, DC 46 Headquarters located at 132 Toro Road will open its doors to all members for an open house and tour of our New Headquarters.

15
May
2015

Toronto IUPAT to Hold General Meeting for DC46 Members to Discuss Pensions for Those in Painters Union, Drywall Union, Etc.

Anyone who has joined any union like the IUPAT eventually has questions regarding his or her pension. This isn’t unusual; in fact, it’s to be expected. Pensions are a topic that is involved, and can seem complicated to those uninitiated to the process. That’s the reason why the IUPAT in Toronto is holding a special general meeting of members of DC46 to discuss pensions.

16
Mar
2015

Coming Soon: Union Health and Dental Centre for IUPAT Members

Many IUPAT members have been asking what will be done with our building at 130 Toro Road now that we have moved into our new facility right next door. Well, the building at 130 Toro Road continues to house the OIFSC training centre which provides painting, glazing and health and safety training for our apprentices and members. The training centre will expand a bit to house a new classroom with 20 new state of the art computers to help train our members.

03
Mar
2015

Activism Improves Safety Measures for Union Painters and Glaziers

It’s critical that all painters, drywall finishers, and glaziers on union jobs are safe while at work. To ensure that guidelines are met, unions such as the Toronto-based IUPAT help regulate numerous elements of job sites, materials and procedures to reduce the risk of injury or fatalities. Some of the important considerations for IUPAT Trades […]

28
Jan
2015

DC46 Local 1494/1590 Community Involvement

Business representative Wayne Wright from DC46, Local 1494/1590 and some of his local members volunteered their time to help out with the drywall and taping at the Habitat for Humanity local housing project in London, Ontario.

16
Dec
2014

Grand Opening of IUPAT D.C. 46 Headquarters

On Thursday, December 4, 2014, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 46 celebrated the grand opening of their new office headquarters located at 132 Toro Road in Toronto, Ontario.

05
Dec
2014

DC46, Local 114 Gives to the Community

Local 114 Members recently donated $1,000.00 to a campaign driven by Corus called Clothes for Kids. The money will be used to buy 30 snowsuits. The campaign hands out around 3000 snowsuits annually and has been doing this for over 26 years.

02
Dec
2014

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Announces Open House to Showcase New Facility

Toronto, Canada, December 2, 2014…The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is excited that the construction of their new facility, located at 132 Toro Road in Toronto, has been completed. In celebration, the IUPAT will be hosting an open house to showcase their new building on December 4, 2014 to invite members, contracting partners […]

31
Oct
2014

IUPAT Representatives Pleased with Latest Municipal Election Results, Remind Workers It’s Always a Good Time to Join a Union

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 46 (IUPAT), headquartered in Toronto and serving all of Ontario, has officially expressed pleasure with the October 27, 2014, elections that took place throughout Ontario. Not only is IUPAT certain that those elected officials will serve with distinction and professionalism, but that they will also help look out for unionized tradespeople across the province.