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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.
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(TORONTO) — Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak’s White Paper on “Flexible Labour Markets” seeks to strip Ontario workers of wages, benefits and pensions, according to the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL).
The Painters Union is accepting a limited number of applications for E.I.F.S. (Stucco) Mechanics. There is no cost to you for this training, but there is a one time fee of $810.00 that is remitted to the Province of Ontario.
TO ALL GLAZIER MEMBERS OF LOCAL 114, LOCAL 200, LOCAL 1795, LOCAL 1819, LOCAL 1824, LOCAL 1494/1590, LOCAL 1671, LOCAL 1904
As you are all aware or should be aware by now, Health and Safety Training has been MANDATORY in the Ontario Construction Industry in the Province for many years. This training includes but is not limited to WHMIS, PEWP, Suspended Access Equipment, Fall Protection (soon to be called Working at Heights), Ladders and Scaffolds to name just a few in a long list of training courses in the Construction Industry. Each year this list grows as the Province attempts to protect the lives of all workers in the Construction Industry.
Message From Labour Council Communications City Hall Victory Rally in the Rain London Calling HARD WORK PAYS OFF Months of dedication and hard work paid off this month as City Council voted 23-21 to turn down Rob Ford slash-and-burn budget. He suffered a major political defeat as a majority of Council united against his […]
IUPAT members in Ontario have voted 92% in favour of transferring $0.40 per hour from their wages to the Health and Welfare plan to maintain their existing benefits. All locals have voted and ballots have been counted to have the transfer wages effective February 1, 2012. The members employed under EPSCA will have this change effective May 1, 2012 according to their collective bargaining agreement.
District Council 46 awards two scholarships each year to children and grandchildren of members that are moving into post secondary education at a college or university. The Scholarship Committee is comprised of members (not representatives or staff) from various Local Unions in the Council to judge essays of not less than 1000 words on a subject related to the labour movement and workers. The essay submissions are anonymous among the committee members and scored based on research, content and quality of the essay.