Patrick (Paddy) Byrne is President and Assistant Business Manager at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 38 in Vancouver, Canada. In this capacity he focuses on activities primarily related to governmental matters concerning Municipal, Provincial and Federal Government Agencies,various contractor and construction organizations, such as Construction Labour Relations of British
Columbia, the Bargaining Council of British Columbia Building Trades Unions, and the Vancouver Board of Trade. He is actively involved in negotiating of Project Labour Agreements related to the Oil and Gas lndustry, pursuing Work Safe BC in matters related to health and safety and the Safety Committee for the BC Building Trades Unions. He has also been assigned the title of Director of Training. In this capacity he attends meetings for the purpose of information gathering, but is not engaged in day-to-day oversight of the training facility or curriculum development.
Paddy has a great variety and depth of experiences in the glazing and finishing trades industry including: Business Representative for the Glaziers Union; BC provincial representative (developed and updated the interprovincial glazing exam for Red Seal); Assistant Business Manager; Business Manager of IUPAT District Council 38 (responsible for the oversight of Painters L.U. 138, Glaziers L.U. L527, Drywall