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Toronto, Ontario M8Z 5H3
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Current News

August Membership Meeting

The next membership meeting will be on August 19th, 2020.

Local 721 complies with strict public health measures and operates safely during the COVID-19 outbreak following all government guidelines.

 

Here are some of the guidelines below:

Follow physical distancing

Wear masks or face coverings

Wash your hands regularly

Please do not come in if you are sick

For more government guidelines, you may visit the City of Toronto website here.

 

 


 

Upcoming Local 721 2020 Schedule & Holidays 

Please click here  for all of our important dates.

 

 


RUNNING OUT OF SPOTS! FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!!

Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2020 

June 18, 2020

To Our Friends of Local 721:

Local 721 will hold the Annual Charity Golf Tournament this September 13, 2020 at the Innisbrook Golf Club at 8:00am SHOT GUN.  Last year, we had an incredible tournament and a turn out with 54 sponsors and 140 participants.   We would like to invite our sponsors to participate again for this great cause.

This year with the pandemic on hand, we understand that our sponsors may not have the budget for this.  If this is the case, we will still include your signs at each hole and banner as we did last year. We would be grateful for a prize or gift for our participants.  Please contact Karen Werlick with the details at kwerlick@iw721.org.

We wish to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and staff that make this day possible every year. Last year we doubled our donation to the Ronald MacDonald House.

We look forward to your continued support.

Sincerely,

Fred MacPherson                                                                                           Luiz Barros

Business Manager                                                                                                   President

Financial Secretary/Treasurer                                                                             Ironworkers Local 721

Ironworkers Local 721

Please click here  for the letter to sponsors and participants.

Please click here for the registration form.

Please click here for the sponsorship form.

 

 

 

 

 


THE WELDING CENTRE HAS RE-OPENED

 

Practice days are Monday & Wednesday from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm (Maximum of 9 people at a time)

CWB weld test can be scheduled on Thursdays & must be pre-booked with Maria 416-236-4026

Group 1 from 7:00 am – 9:00 am (max 9 people)

 


 

Apprentice Classes

Apprentice courses have resumed the regular schedule with COVID-19 policies in place.

Click here for class schedule.

For more information , please call the Apprentice Coordinator, Clinton Knowlton, at 416-236-4026, ext.226 

or Maria at 416-236-4026, ext. 303.

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #13

RE: Rodmen Benefit Plan

 

To download the letter, click here.

Feeling overwhelmed with COVID-19?  Our Member Assistance Program (MAP) is here to help!

1-844-880-9142

Workhealthlife.com

Click here fore more information.

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #12

RE: Union Dues

To download the letter, click here.

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #11

RE: Benefit Plan

To download the letter, click here.

Feeling overwhelmed with COVID-19?  Our Member Assistance Program (MAP) is here to help!

1-844-880-9142

Workhealthlife.com

Click here fore more information.

 

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #10

RE: Working At Heights extension

To download the letter, click here.

 

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #9

RE: Update  letter regarding COVID-19 Ontario Building Trades

To download the letter, click here .

Re: COVID-19 Advisory for construction workplaces in Ontario,  click here.

Re:  List of essential workplaces, click here.


COVID-19 UDPATE #8

RE: How to apply to EI during COVID-19

To download the letter, click here.


COVID-19 Update #7

 

re: WSIB’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

 


Click  here to download the above in letter format. Click here for the BTWS newsletter.


COVID-19 Update #6

Re: COVID-19 ANSWERS TO EMPLOYER QUESTIONS

FROM THE CANADIAN PAYROLL ASSOCIATION

 

Click here for the details.

 


 

COVID-19 UDPATE #5

RE: Out-of-Province Emergency Travel Insurance

 

To download the letter, click here .

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #4

 

Re: EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

 

To download the letter, click  here .

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #3 

 

 RE: OUR CORRESPONDENCE DATED MARCH 12, 2020

 

To download the letter, click here.

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #2

 

RE: members of Local 721 and benefit coverage for Out of Country Emergency Medical Insurance Coverage

To download the letter, click here. 

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #1

 

Re: Message from the President & Business Manager

To download the letter, click here.


COVID-19

March 12, 2020

Local 721 is concerned about the health of our members, their families and the broader community in which we all live and work.

As a result, we urge our members to take reasonable precautions to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.  Symptoms of COVID-19 may include things such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and its symptoms may resemble a cold or the flu.

There are many sources of public health information on COVID-19.  We urge you to listen to the advice of public health experts and to follow their directions.  As the public health response to this issue may change rapidly, we recommend getting your advice from sources such as the public health website for Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Health website.

If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19 or to have been exposed to it please contact your primary care provider, local public health unit or Telehealth (1-866-797-000).

If you receive direction from your doctor or public health, please comply with it, including any directions to self-isolate/not attend work.  If this happens, please inform your employer.

We encourage members in these circumstances to take reasonable precautions to avoid attending work and spreading illness. If you are sick or if you were exposed to someone who has COVID-19 then please inform your employer.   If you request sick leave and your employer will not agree to it then please contact Local 721.

It is also possible that your employer may be concerned that you are exhibiting symptoms and ask you to not work even if you feel you are well enough to work.  If you receive such a direction please comply with it.  If you think the direction was unfair or wrong then please contact Local 721.

In the short-term we ask that members communicate on Local Union issues as much as possible without physical attendance at Local 721’s offices.  We are reachable by phone and email and will update our website  www.iw721.org as further information becomes available and we ask that you check for updates from us.

Fraternally yours,

Luiz Barros, President

Fred MacPherson, Business Manager/F.S.T

 

To download the letter and poster, click here.


Mental Health Awareness

For more information on Mental Health Awareness, please read the message by Bruce Simpson below:
Mental Health Poster 

Newsletter 2020

Check your mail for the most recent newsletter.  Important dates and information enclosed.  There is also a special something inside each envelope.

If you do not receive your newsletter in the mail, call Shaila Carter to see if your mailing address is correct. Phone: 416-236-4026, ext. 302, or Email: scarter@iw721.org.

 


 

Hydro Clearance

Members who are interested in obtaining security clearance for either the Darlington, Pickering Nuclear Generating Station or the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station OPG:

Please contact Scott Draper at the Dispatch office for the paperwork.

His contact is: 416-236-7765.

Email: dispatch721@rogers.com

 

 


Dispatch Procedures

Please click here to view the Dispatch Procedures.

 


Ironworkers were recognized and acknowledged for their years of service at the Pin Party 2019.

Click here to view the photos.

Congratulations to all of our pin recipients!

This year we recognized members who completed 70 years, 65, 60, 55, 50, 45, 35 and 25 years of service.


Pension & Benefit Plan

If you’d like to contact the Pension & Benefit Plan, call 416-223-0383.

For more information, you can click here. Also, to get help with mental illness, click on this: Brochure_MorneauShepell_MAP


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Training

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Apprenticeship

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Membership

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