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Welcome to DC38!

Also known as the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 38, “DC38”, represents Painters, Wall & Ceiling Installers, Drywall Finishers, Glaziers, Hazardous Materials Abatement Specialists, and many other related trades.

Whether you have enjoyed a soccer game at BC Place, checked out a bestseller from the Surrey Public Library in Central City, driven over the many bridges in our Province, or stayed in many of the hotels in Downtown Vancouver, the work of our members can be experienced all throughout British Columbia.

Why Join Us?

DC38’s most important job is to ensure fair wages, respectful treatment, and safety for our working members. By negotiating with employers on behalf of our members, DC38 is able to offer competitive wage packages, health benefits (coverage for prescription medication, dental benefits, vision care, etc.), pension benefits, and free training and upgrading to our membership through our training school, The Finishing Trades Institute of BC.

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FTI BC received positive feedback from Trades Expo 2019 this week on their fantastic job connecting with youth and their teachers and parents.
https://t.co/VwB6uUcSoq

Last week FTIBC attended the 2-day Trades Expo held at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Several hundred high school students from around Surrey learned about the Finishing Trades and tried out our Virtual Reality Spray Painter, Virtual Reality Boom and Scissor Lift, and Glazing Crane. https://t.co/lM2NQSlT9I DC38Trades photo

The Construction Trades Job Fair is coming up on October 5th from 9am - 3pm!
Come try out our new VirtualPaint virtual reality spray painting simulator and learn about job opportunities for in demand trades, as well as sponsored apprenticeships with subsidized tuition! https://t.co/iPMJPj8uTb
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Great news! FTI BC is the first IUPAT training centre in Canada to receive NACE NIICAP AS-3 ITO Accreditation

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The Finishing Trades Institute instructors show of their colours in honour of the #humboltdbroncos #jerseysforhumbolt https://t.co/TeXNAugekd DC38Trades photo

The #PattulloBridge replacement is long overdue. It’s time to move B.C. forward. https://t.co/KWlvcd6R9H DC38Trades photo

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IUPAT District Council 38
IUPAT District Council 38
FTI BC received positive feedback from Trades Expo 2019 this week on their fantastic job connecting with youth and their teachers and parents.

http://ftibc.ca/fti-bcs-innovative-and-engaging-hands-on-activities-popular-at-trades-expo-2019/
IUPAT District Council 38
IUPAT District Council 38
Last week FTI BC attended the 2-day Trades Expo held at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Several hundred high school students from around Surrey attended our display as we introduced them to the Finishing Trades.

Students got to try our Virtual Reality Spray Painter, Virtual Reality Boom and Scissor Lift, and Glazing Crane.

We were proud to show students the Finishing Trades using our innovative and engaging training tools, as well as the expertise of our trainers and reps.

http://ftibc.ca/trades-expo-2019
IUPAT District Council 38
IUPAT District Council 38
Come join us to march with our fellow workers in IBEW 213, in support of their ongoing dispute against Ledcor.

IBEW 213 will be holding a rally on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd at the downtown Vancouver offices of Ledcor Technical Services.

The Rally will organize at 10:30 am at Jack Poole Plaza, located at 1055 Canada Place. Attendees should plan to arrive at Jack Poole Plaza by 10:30 am.

At 10:45 am, the rally will depart Jack Poole Plaza and begin marching to the Guinness Tower, located at 1055 West Hastings. The march will stop at the Guinness Tower – a Ledcor office in downtown Vancouver.