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2020 FAMILY PICNIC

Posted on Jun 12, 2020

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the picnic this year due to the pandemic and the restrictions on gatherings. 
WELD TEST JUNE 5

Posted on Jun 2, 2020

If you are testing this week, you can come in and practice BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call and make an appointment. The weld shop will be open from 11am - 8pm starting June 3rd. 
Face masks and/or face shields MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES, no exceptions. Failure to do so will have you removed. No food or drinks in Weld Shop - no exceptions. 
WELD SHOP OPEN

Posted on May 19, 2020

The weld shop will be open as of June 1st for practice BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 
Testing will resume on June 5th, and will continue every Friday through June until we are caught up. Testing will be an all day session starting at 7am and will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY. 
Face masks and/or face shields MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES, no exceptions. Failure to do so will have you removed. No food or drinks in Weld Shop - no exceptions. 
CERB/EI Questions

Posted on Apr 15, 2020

For questions and answers regarding Canada Emergency Response Benefit and EI, please follow the link.
Ontario Ironworkers Benefit Plan Changes

Posted on Apr 8, 2020

To support our members through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Trustees of the Ontario Ironworkers Benefit Plan has made some temporary changes to your benefit plan, effective May 1, 2020:

1.    Remove the time limit for using the pay-direct program – Under normal circumstances, the maximum period you can use the pay-direct program to maintain your benefit coverage is 12 consecutive months. For May and June 2020, you may continue to use the pay-direct program even if you have reached that maximum. The Trustees will review this provision each month in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and, if necessary, may further extend the timing.

2.    Freeze the hour-bank balance – Effective May 1 and continuing through June 30, 2020, if your hour-bank balance is 100 hours or more, you will maintain your benefit coverage without the usual deduction of 100 hours per month. As above, the Trustees will review this provision each month and may extend the hour-bank freezing for longer, if needed.

3.    Change the requirements for disability applications due to COVID-19 – We will waive the 7-day waiting period and requirement for a doctor’s note for applications for disability benefits due to COVID-19 related illnesses. 

4.    Allow claims for virtual providers – The plan will cover expenses for virtual treatments from psychologists, social workers, psychotherapists and speech therapists, subject to the usual plan limits.

https://www.iw736.com/upload/editor/Member-Assistance-Program.pdf

EI Benefits & Canada Emergency Response Benefits

Posted on Apr 7, 2020

Please follow this link for information on the Canada Emergency Response Benefits and EI Benefits.
Welding Tickets

Posted on Mar 31, 2020

To all members with welding tickets about to expire, please call Rod MacKinnon - 905-679-6439 ext 33. If you can't test due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will apply for an extension on your behalf. 
 
UPDATE: Welder qualification will be considered valid for a period of 90 days beyond the stated expiry date. During this 90 days period, the individual will still be considered qualified for the process/position noted on the qualification. In addition, the 90 day grace period following the expiry of a welder qualification for the individual to conduct check testing will be increased to 180 days. 
A MESSAGE FROM THE PROVINCIAL LABOUR MANAGEMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE

Posted on Mar 30, 2020

The following is a message from the Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee regarding Health and Safety and Working On-Site during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 
A MESSAGE FROM THE PROVINCIAL BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL OF ONTARIO

Posted on Mar 26, 2020

The following is a letter from Patrick Dillon of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario updating us about the COVID-19 Pandemic. 
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