UA LOCAL 56 COVID 19 UPDATE
Brothers and Sisters,
In the last two weeks we have undergone changes in our world that most members never could have foreseen, although some people have predicted a pandemic of these proportions’ years ago.
Local 56 is open and operating our facilities, although they are not open to the membership or the public at this time.
We have members that have decided to go home from their workplace and isolate to protect themselves and their families from infection and we support them in their efforts to stay home to be safe. If you have decided to go home, you are able to use multiple Federal programs and EI assistance to sustain you. Some financial institutions have also provided some support in payment deferrals.
We are researching other programs and will update you as details become available.
We also have members that have decided to stay at work and in the field to support their employer’s efforts to complete projects and service their client’s needs. We also want to give these members the support they need and ensure that their work environment meets the Health Canada Guidelines for sustaining a safe work environment. Please review the information provided using the link below for guidelines to maintain a clean workplace and reduced transmission of infection.
This document was created by both union and contractor involvement and has been shared with both parties for implementation.
We want to encourage each and every member to contact us if there is anything they need assistance with. We are here to support the membership in this time of uncertainty.
Everyone please be mindful that this situation will get better and WE will rebound from this, our history is long and this is not our first time dealing with adversity of such magnitude.
UA Local 56