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IUPAT Union Negotiations Are Coming, and Results Will Affect Toronto and Ontario Painters, Glaziers and Other Union Members

The IUPAT DC 46 union negotiations that will affect union members including Toronto and Ontario painters, glaziers, drywall finishers and other members, will take place in early 2016. Thanks to previous negotiations of this kind, IUPAT members were able to secure and improve their wages and benefits through collective bargaining and agreements, as well as improved working conditions. Consequently, the 2016 union negotiations are being highly anticipated by everyone who is a member of the IUPAT.


Canadian Federal Election Results Look Positive for Union Jobs in Toronto

The results of the 2015 Canadian Federal Election are in, and the votes represented a winning Liberal majority. For those holding union jobs in Toronto and all of Ontario, this is some of the best news we could receive, as it promises advantages to workers who want to be able to support themselves and their families in a progressive environment.


Workers with Union Jobs in Toronto Need to Get Involved in the October 19 Election!

On October 19, 2015, Canada will hold elections. This is a critical junction for our country, as well as for all those workers who hold union jobs in Toronto and other cities. The trajectory of our communities’ futures truly depends on who wins and who loses. This is why the IUPAT is supporting a national movement called the “I’m Getting Involved Campaign”.


Toronto Painters and Other Union Job Holders: Are You Ready for the Upcoming Elections?

When it comes to Canada’s elections, we encourage every union member to take this event seriously. To that end, IUPAT has joined forces with Let’s Build Canada to empower, educate and represent workers from all provinces. By having all the information you need, we believe that you can make wise choices at the polls, bringing strength to the union and the community.


Unions in Toronto Have a More Positive Outlook Based on the Latest Election Results

As you are aware, the latest election results have been in our favour. We are excited for the future of unions in Toronto, especially the IUPAT. According to the campaign promises made by Premier Kathleen Wynne, a new 10-year infrastructure program will be put into place that places $130 billion on transit, transportation, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities. For the IUPAT, that means more opportunities for work for all of our members.


Unions Need Your Help to Stop Hudak Now

How informed are you on the agenda of Tim Hudak and his anti-union policies? Unions in Ontario need your help to keep him from taking office as Premier. Unions across Ontario are being threatened because of Hudak’s stance on several issues that will have a negative effect on Canadian working families.


Tim Hudak Threatens Workers’ Rights

We’ve got a very important and timely message about workers’ rights and how they are currently being threatened. And, we’re prepared to stop the threat. Here’s how you can help…make your vote count!


Take Time to Explore the IUPAT Website

As Union members, are you aware of all the resources you have available at your fingertips? Right now, we’re very excited that you have found our blog and will hopefully subscribe to it so you can see our updates as they are made. Make sure to take the time to explore the rest of our website. Not only do we post information for those who may be interested in the trades who aren’t currently members, we also post information that is vital to your success as well.