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Ironworkers Local 721 has its own YouTube channel!!!

Ironworkers Tribute Mural Painted by Blinc Studios

Blinc Studios

Ironworkers Tribute Mural


IRONWORKERS LOCAL 721
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS OF DELEGATES TO THE

44th INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2021

Dates & Location of 44th Convention

2021 Election and nomination notice Local 721 PDF


The Iron Workers District Council Covid-19 Testing Protocols

Covid19 Testing ON


Local 721 Zoom Membership Meeting

March 17th 2021

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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

Ironworkers Local  721 President


Ironworkers Local 721 annual Ironworkers golf tournament.

We are proud to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities from our annual Ironworkers golf tournament.

This year we were able to raise a total amount of

$35, 464.96

Thank you to all our members and supporters that made this possible.

McDonald-donation PDF


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.

Newsletter November 2020


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


Mental Health Awareness

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

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.


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


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.


WELDING DEPARTMENT

Practice days are Mondays & Wednesdays from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm (Maximum of 9 people at a time) you must pre-booked your times slots.

You can contact us at (416)-236-4026 or Email info@iw721.org

CWB weld test can be scheduled on Thursdays and must be pre-booked ahead of time.

You can contact us at  (416)-236-4026 or Email info@iw721.org

Group 1 from 7:00 am – 9:00 am (max 8 people)

Group 2 from 9:30am – 11:30am (max 8 people)

The welding shop will be closed from December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021.

from the welding department at Ironworkers Local 721.

Wishing you and your families a safe and happy holidays !!!


Upcoming Local 721 2021 Schedule & Holidays

Please click here for all of our important dates.


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.


For the Newsletter, click here .

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.

The welding shop will be closed from December 21, 2020 to January 1, 2021.


Death Notice for Devin Shawn Hill

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Devin Hill, a result of a boating accident last Saturday.  Devin was a member of our Local 721 for the last 13 years and has been an Ironworker for 17 years.

He will be resting at his mother’s home @ 7137 Townline Road, Six Nations for visitation after 6pm on Thursday August 3.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday August 5, 2017 @ 3pm at RHB Anderson Funeral Home Ltd


Death Notice of James Taylor

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of James (Jimbo) Taylor.  James was a lifetime member of Local 721 since 1966.

Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 KING ST. WEST (905-721-1234) on Thursday June 29th from 3pm until time of CELEBRATION OF LIFE in the Chapel @ 4pm.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favourite cancer charity.


Death Notice for Claude St. Pierre

It is with deep regret to announce the passing of Claude St. Pierre.  Claude has been a life long member of Local 721 since June, 1954.

Visitation will be on Sunday, June 25th from 1pm to 5pm @ Pine Hills Cemetery & Funeral Centre, 625 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough


Death Notice for Christopher Sandy Sr.

It is with deep sadness to inform the members of Chris Sandy Sr.’s passing.  Chris was a life-long Ironworker of Local 736/721 since 1970.  Chris was a man who helped alot of people, found ways to help even when he couldn’t and was a firm believer in helping pave the way for our young people.

Funeral Arrangements

Chris is resting at 2731 Third Line, Ohsweken, On and will be home after 7pm on June 7, 2017 and he will be travelling to Oneida Longhouse, 1549 Elijah Road (Oneida Reservation) at 7pm on June 8, 2017 and service at 10am on Friday June 9, 2017

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    Warrior onJagwadeth

Glenn Kimmett Scholarship Award Application

The applcation for the Glenn Kimmett Scholarship Award ~ please click below and download the application.  Please fill it out completely and return by June 30,2017 to the Ironworkers Local 721, 909 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke, M8Z 5H3

Click here   for the application

Death Notice for John (Joao) DeAguiar

It is with great sadness to inform the members of the death of John DeAguiar.  John has been a member of Local 721 since 1979.  He retired back in 2012 and since then has worked here at the Hall as a Custodian.

John is and will be greatly missed.

Visitation:  Friday April 14, 2017 from 4pm to 9pm @ Cardinal Funeral Home -Bathurst Chapel, 366 Bathurst St. Toronto

Service:  Saturday April 15, 2017  at 9:30am @ St. Agnes Church,  15 Grace St. Toronto (corner of Grace & Dundas St)

Gerald “Gerry” Theriault – Celebrating Gerry’s Life

Join the family in celebrating Gerry’s ife at:

Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery
Friday March 17, 2017 from 6-9pm
Saturday March 18, 2017 @ 10am with Memorial Service.

Click Here to Read about all the arrangements and more information

New Hours of Operation

The new hours for the Hall are from 7:30am to 3:30pm on Monday to Friday

Dispatch opens @ 7:00am

Office will close @ 3:30pm

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On long weekends, the office closes at 11:30am on Fridays.

Death Notice for Gerard “Gerry” Patrick

It is with deep regret to inform you of the passing of Gerard “Gerry” Patrick.  In his 70th year, Gerry was a long time welder of Local 721 and Local 736 in Bruce Power.

Resting at the DeStefano Funeral Home, 1289 Keith Ross Drive, Oshawa (south side of Taunton Rd, east of Thornton Rd, 905-440-3595)

Viewing will be Friday January 13th from 12noon to 1pm

Memorial gathering will follow right after, to celebrate Gerry’s life at 1pm

Death Notice for Jack Coleman Townsend

It is with deep regret to inform you of the passing of Jack Townsend.  He was 23 years old and had been with Local 721 since his initiation in 2011.

He is survived by his father, Kirby Townsend, stepmother Dawn Peel, mother Carrie Walker and siblings Kirk, Annie (Ryan), Tyler, Rory, Lindsey and Perry.

Funeral arrangements will be provided at a later date from Glenhaven Memorial Chapel in Vancouver, BC.

Funeral Notice for Larry Sullivan

It is with deep sadness that Larry Sullivan, in his 50 year, has passed away.  He has been an Ironworker with Local 721 since his initiation in 1990.

Larry is resting at the McIntosh-Anderson-Kellam Funeral Home @ 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558)

Visitation :  Tuesday Nov. 15 from 7pm to 9pm

Service:  Held in the chapel on Wednesday Nov. 16 @ 1pm

Funeral Notice for Ralf Maietta

It is with deep sadness to hear of the passing of Ralf Maietta, a member of the Ironworkers Local 721 for 48 years. He was 78 years old.

Visitations will be at the Glendale Funeral Home @ 1810 Albion Rd, Etobicoke on Thursday Nov. 3 between 2 & 4pm and 7 & 9pm.

Service will be on Friday Nov. 4 @ 11am

Click here for details

Graveside Service for Ed Cooney

There will be a Graveside Service for our fellow Ironworker, Ed Cooney, on Monday, October 17 @ 10am.  Please be at the Gravesite location between 9:30 to 9:45

Beachwood Cemetery – 7241 Jane Street, Concord, Ont

Results of Vote – 59th Annual Convention

Results for the 59th Annual Convention of the 2016 Provincial Building & Construction Trades Council of Ontario

Voted at the Monthly Membership Meeting of September 21, 2016

Click Here to see results.

Funeral Notice for Ralph Clarke

We are sadden to hear of the passing of Ralph Clarke. He was in his 88th year and had been a member of Ironworkers Local 721 for 66 years!

The Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, Sept. 8th @ 1pm at Hendron Funeral Home, 66 Queen St. Lakefield, Ont (705-652-3355) 

Visitations on Thursday from 11am to 1pm

Funeral Notice for Daniel Nash

It is with deep regret of the passing of Daniel Nash, 69 years old.  Visitations will be at the Frankford Funeral Chapel, 40 North Trent St., Frankford, Ontario from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Funeral Service to follow in the Chapel @ 2pm

Ironworker’s Golf Tournament 09/25/16

Ironworker’s Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Sept. 25/16.  More details to follow shortly!!

Funeral Notice for Roger Boyer

Ironworkers Local 721 is sadden to say ‘Goodbye’ to Roger Boyer.  Click Here to view the Funeral Notice.

Vote for Memorandum Agreement 08/04/16

We have reached a Memorandum of Agreement between the Ontario Erectors Association & the Ironworkers District Council of Ontario on July 27/16.  The vote will take place at the Union Hall on THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016 @ 6PM

NOTE: In order to vote, your dues must be paid up to the end of July 2016.

Special Meeting July 7th 2016

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Glenn Kimmett Scholarship 2016

Thank you for your interest in the Annual Ironworkers Entrance Scholarship. The due date for the Ironworkers Local 721 Glenn Kimmett SCholarship application is Friday, June 30th, 2016 by 3:30pm at Ironworkers Local 721, 909 Kipling AVenue, Etobicoke, Ontario M8Z 5H3.

To view the entire article Click Here

Online Banking Bill Payments Now Available

You can now pay your membership dues through online & or telephone banking with the following banks: BMO, SCOTIA, RBS, & TD (CIBS will be available by Jan 31st, 2015.

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Overhead Door Special Meeting 7/13/16

Special Meeting for Overhead Door & Dock Mechanics on Wednesday July 13th 2016 @ 6pm.

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Fundraiser for Second Harvest

​Click here for details pertaining to the Toronto Craft Beer Festival

Important Announcements from Aaron Murphy

I have had several calls recently about some information thaht is going around on Facebook and other forms of social media. The authors of this discussion obviously have absolutely no knowledge at all of the Collective Bargaining process which has been followed in Local 721 for 65 years or more.

For the entire article Click Here