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The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Ontario Council is excited to announce a newly updated website with a fresh, clean look and new offerings for union members and those interested in joining the IUPAT. The updated look offers easier and more convenient navigation throughout the site, as well as a specially-designed area for members.
It is with great sadness that on October 8th, our IUPAT family lost a great man, John Tackaberry. John was the Business Manager of IUPAT Local 177 in Alberta, Canada, as well as the Chairman of the Building Trades of Alberta, and a true friend and colleague to many who knew him. As quoted by his friends, “John was a man of integrity and conviction and his passion for work knew no limits.” (Robert Kucheran, GVP Canada). “His outgoing persona, his honest concern for people working around him, and his zest for life were all right there for everyone to see. He truly was a genuine human being.” (Patrick Byrne, President, DC 38). John was a great man taken too soon and our IUPAT family will miss him greatly. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with John’s wife Jacquie, their two daughters, Audrey and Brenda, son-in-law Blair, his grandchildren, Avery and Jack, his two best friends, Cooper and Raven and the rest of their extended family.
We just wrapped up our trip to the IUPAT General Convention and have some news to report.
On Monday September 1, 2014 will you be joining us to celebrate LABOUR DAY?
Come out and celebrate with your Brothers and Sisters.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As you are no doubt aware, there is a provincial election scheduled for June 12,2014.
I know that our members often get frustrated by the number of elections we have had in Ontario over the past few years. However, this June, organized labour is going to stand up and ensure that we have the people in government who will best look after the rights of working people like our members.
We can NOT trust Tim Hudak. Although he has changed his message, the Conservative leader still plans to weaken your union and every other union in Ontario.
HUDAK`S EXTREME POLICIES WOULD:
** Weaken union bargaining power in negotiations with employers
** Undermine wages, benefits and pensions of both union and non-union workers
** Reduce workplace safety and union representation
** Cut good jobs for the next generation
** Weaken defense of public services, human rights and the environment
Once again we are under attack by the right wing extremists who want to gut our ability to earn a decent wage, provide health and welfare benefits to our families and build up a modest pension that will provide for us during retirement. Let me be clear, we have some friends in the Progressive Conservative Party and many of our members vote for these upstanding Politicians. In fact, some of Ontario’s best labour laws were adopted by the Bill Davis government who realized that strong unions meant a strong Ontario. However, today’s PC’s in Ontario have been influenced by extremists much the same way as the Republican Party in the United States have been mislead by the infamous Tea Party.
Organized By: IUPAT, DC46 Place: Coronation Park (Lakeshore and Bathurst St) Date: 05/31/2014 01:00 Are you interested in playing on our team? Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Coronation Park on Lakeshore west of Bathurst Street. Call Ray at 416-986-9373 to Register. Come join the fun!!
IFSTC will be hosting another ESL evening class to our union members starting January 27, 2014.
This program is specifically designed for those who do not have a basic understanding of the English language and will benefit the learner as the program delivery will include grammar exercises and word attack skills using Drywall Industry, WHMIS and Fall Protection related content.
A Message to Construction Workers from the Toronto & York Region Labour Council (labourcouncil.ca)
Do you want a low-wage future for construction?
CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN GREATER TORONTO TODAY EARN DECENT WAGES AND BENEFITS. It took a lot of effort by previous generations to raise those standards, although some people think it happens naturally because we are highly skilled and work hard. But the reality is that in many other parts of North America, people are paid far less for the same skills. The main reason we get good wages is because the construction industry in Toronto is highly unionized.