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Local 721 Zoom Membership Meeting

 December 16th, January 20th, February 17th 2020

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Once you have connected via the link above, you will be placed in a waiting room, and admitted to the meeting once we’ve verified you are a member in good standing. The Chair reserves the right to disable anyone who is being disruptive during the zoom membership meeting. Please join the “Waiting Room” starting from 5:45pm to allow time for being granted access. No one will be admitted after 6:15pm.

Although, we are taking reasonable precautions to ensure only our membership is granted access to this zoom membership meeting, due to the public nature of the meeting when viewing, we cannot prevent anyone who can also view via someone who has been granted access. As such we will provide very limited financial details (bottom line numbers). Additionally, the Chair reserves the right to not discuss or answer questions that may affect the Local’s or individual’s privacy rights.  Please contact the Business Manager or President via email or phone any day AFTER the zoom meeting to address any issues or questions that could not be taken care of during the zoom meeting.

It is our hope that everything runs smoothly. We ask for your patience as we streamline the zoom meeting process moving forward until our regular Membership meetings are re-established physically at the Local Union Hall location.

Fraternally Yours,

 

Luiz Barros

IW 721 President


 

Newsletter DECEMBER 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.


Welding Update

 

Due to circumstances beyond our control the welding shop will be reducing its capacity to comply with new provincial government restriction (RE: COVID-19).

We will be limiting CWB testing sessions to 8 people with two time slots on Thursday.

Practice or testing times will be limited and with a mandatory requirement that you call ahead for booking a time slot to meet the new restriction on class sizes.

Priority will be given to members that require CWB testing.

We will no longer allow walk-ins as the union hall and training centre are under lock down.

You can contact us by phone at 416-236-4026 or email me at crebelo@iw721.org to book or schedule.

Please be patient with us during this difficult time as our first priority is to service our membership.

If you have any additional questions or comments please contact us.

 Please adhere to all safety protocols and please keep safe. We will still be here for you.

Anyone scheduled to attend must use the EAST SIDE student entrance only.

100% mask requirement at all times

Please click here for a copy of the letter to download.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


URGENT

November 20th, 2020

Local 721 is concerned about the health of our members, their families and the broader community in which we all live and work.
Effective Monday November 23rd, 2020 12:01AM the Local and Training Centre will close its doors to any and all foot Traffic. Only scheduled training courses based on the modified class sizes through the Training centre will occur in compliance with the recently announced lockdown requirements by the Ontario Provincial Government for the city of Toronto area
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.
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

 

 

 


HOLIDAY UPDATE

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions,

 the Children’s Christmas Brunch and the Member’s Christmas Party are sadly

cancelled this year.

Healthy & safety are of the utmost importance to Ironworkers Local 721.

 

 


 

Upcoming Local 721 2020 Schedule & Holidays 

Please click here  for all of our important dates.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 

 


 

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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