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Show your Union pride and bring the whole family!
Join us on Monday, September 2, 2013 to march in the Labour Day Parade.
Join MP Malcolm Allen (Welland) to discuss the recent changes to Employment Insurance and how they will affect you!
On Saturday, August 24, 2013,please join us in celebrating a scenic, memorial bike ride in honour of Dermot Lynch on the picturesque trails of The Blue Mountains.
Beginning in the charming, quaint town of Thornbury, the bike ride will travel for approximately 15 km past the Beaver River, through the town of Clarksburg and up Grey Road 40,where a midway point will be positioned to remember our lost but never forgotten Dermot Lynch.
Dear Sisters and Brothers:
Once again, District Council 46 is presenting two scholarships to be made available to the children and grandchildren of our membership. I have been an advocate of education, whether it is within our working family by way of apprenticeship or skills upgrading, or externally by post-secondary institutions. Training and education is provided to our membership through our training facilities which is financially assisted by government and negotiated collective agreements. Extending financial opportunities to our members’ families with the availability of a scholarship award will assist our members at a time of rising costs to post-secondary education.
NOTICE OF IMPORTANT MEETING FOR ALL GLAZIER/METAL MECHANIC MEMBERS FOR ALL ONTARIO LOCALS
Special Class for IUPAT Members Looking to Improve their English Speaking Skills?
Are you looking to improve your English speaking skills? Many IUPAT members have been asking if the Union would help them by providing a course for improving their English speaking skills. The Union has responded to your requests. The first ESL (English as a Second Language course) is now being offered by the Union to all IUPAT members who are in good standing.
Are you a high school student who is not quite sure what they want to do after high school is over? If you are not a fan of sitting behind a desk all day during college classes or even at a job, we encourage you to consider pursuing a career in a Finishing Trade. To get union jobs, all you need is a high school diploma or GED to get started.
Joseph Russo, an 18 year member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) in Ontario, was recently elected as the new Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer of District Council 46 as well as President of the Ontario Painters Council. In his new role, Mr. Russo will guide the organizations in recruiting of new Union members, creating a strong foundation for solidarity and providing a significant support for political activism for rights of Union members. Russo replaces long time Business Manager Wm. (Bill) Nicholls who resigned from his positions in July 2012.
TORONTO, ONTARIO, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 — Bill Nicholls, the current Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer of IUPAT District Council 46 and President of the Ontario Council of Painters, has accepted a new position as the Special Assistant to the IUPAT General President, James Williams. In his new role, Nicholls will be advising District Councils across the US and Canada and taking on other leadership responsibilities as deemed by Williams.