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06
Jan
2017

Pleural Mesothelioma Patient Survey for Painters

The team at Lung Cancer Canada (Canada’s only national charity focused on lung cancer) is looking for your input. Part of their role is to support public funding for drugs that treat lung cancer. Currently Avastin is being considered for pleural mesothelioma.

24
Jun
2014

The Importance of Glaziers in Toronto’s Construction Market

Are you aware of the importance the Glaziers have in the Toronto construction industry? There are several parts to a construction project, from site prep and pouring foundations to framing, hanging drywall, painting, brick laying, flooring and so many other finishing touches that give a building character and personality. Have you ever wondered who puts in the many glass windows on those high-rises, adds the beautiful stained glass features or the stunning mirrors that appear like art work in some of the most luxurious hotels, conferencing centres and corporate facilities? It’s a Glazier. Hard-working Toronto Glaziers who have the skills to make those buildings what they are today.

28
Apr
2014

2015 Pan Am Games Bring Construction Opportunities for Union Members in GTA

The upcoming 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games are approaching and bringing with them plenty of construction opportunities in the Greater Toronto Area. Currently slated for construction are new sporting venues and add-ons to existing facilities that athletes, coaches, trainers and spectators from around the world will utilize for a variety of athletic events.

27
Feb
2014

Ontario Trade Union Utilizes Social Media for Recruiting and Information Sharing

Have you ever perused the internet to learn more about a union, frustrated to find out that you can’t find what you’re looking for? Not true with Ontario’s International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. A few years ago, we saw the developing need to keep in touch with potential new members and our current members online. Being on social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube gives us a way to communicate with our members, potential union members, businesses and so much more in way that we never thought was possible.

20
Feb
2014

Why Ontario Contractors Should Use IUPAT Commercial Painters

Have you ever found yourself looking for a quality commercial painter in Ontario? If you’re a contractor and need a job done well and right the first time, then you should contact the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

23
Jan
2014

Construction Job Opportunities Looking Promising for IUPAT Union Members

If you have been following our Facebook page, you may have seen one of our latest videos from The Russo Report where our Business Manager, Joe Russo, discussed upcoming construction job opportunities for 2014. If you missed it, we thought we’d offer a quick recap with assurances that job prospects in the Toronto job market are looking up.

28
Oct
2013

Local Toronto Painters Union Donates Back Packs to Jane-Finch

On Thursday, August 29th, the Ontario IUPAT gave back to the community by supporting the children living in the Jane-Finch community. Not only were we able to provide necessary school supplies for those in need; we were also able to provide three educational scholarships. This is an annual program that IUPAT participates in each year. […]

22
Aug
2013

August 15 km Bike to Celebrate Former Union Representative

The IUPAT, in conjunction with the Heart Stroke Foundation, invites you to participate in a 15 km Memorial Bike Ride for Dermot Lynch on Saturday, August 24, 2013. If you weren’t able to meet Dermot, he was a longtime Glaziers Representative for Local 1819. He was a stand-out guy to many of us and unfortunately, passed away last year.

12
Jun
2013

Union Negotiations Come to a Close for IUPAT

Union negotiations for the IUPAT have come to a close, bringing in a better wage package for Union members as well as better working conditions. A focus has been placed on education classes as the forecast for skilled trades job continues to trend upward bringing hope to those who have been waiting in the wings. Should you have specific questions in regards to your trade, please contact your Union representative.

17
Jan
2013

The 2013 Raiding Period is Here

The raiding period for 2013 is upon us and we want you to be prepared if you are approached by another Union. Typically, the raiding period doesn’t begin until February 1st, but we know that some Unions will begin this process prior to that date. Visit our page about Union Raiding for more details. In the meantime, here are a few tips to keep in mind: