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  Trustees of The Plumbing and Pipefitting Workers' - Benefit Plans United Association Local 67

March 16, 2020

Dear Member,

The COVID-19 virus is now declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization and continues to evolve.  We are committed to containing the spread of the virus, ensuring the well being of our employees and members.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 outbreak is forcing a temporary closure of Reliable Administration Services Inc.,  We are committed to providing the quality service to our beneficiaries and are in the process of implementing our business continuity plan.

The staff of Reliable Administrative Services will be working remotely from home and will be available by email.  Phone messages will be checked periodically.

If you are a retiree and are receiving your pension benefits by cheque, we can not guarantee you will receive your retirement benefits in a timely manner.  Please make arrangements to have your pension benefits deposited directly into your bank account.

The payment of SUB benefits will likely be interrupted.  If the office is shut down, we will be unable to run the payroll cheques and have Trustees sign them on a weekly basis. 

If you are an apprentice receiving SUB benefits for trade school, you will NOT be receiving training school SUB benefits while the colleges are closed. You will be able to make an unemployment SUB claim during this time providing that you meet the eligibility requirements.

We have recently amended the SUB Pan to allow for an additional 3 weeks (over and above the annual 10 week maximum) of SUB Benefits for anyone sent home from work to self quarantine or is sick due to COVID-19.  You will need to provide your EI Sick Benefit payment documentation and satisfy normal eligibility requirements.

We will continue to provide updates as they evolve.

The Board of Trustees

  COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020

Brothers & Sisters

We at UA Local 67 will be taking the following precautions to help manage the COVID-19 situation:

The Local 67 office at 195 Dartnall Road will be closed to the public and members until further notice. Staff contact will be accessible by phone (905) 385-0043. All inquiries should be emailed to local67@ualocal67.com.

Dues payments will be taken via online banking and credit card over the phone – no payments will be taken at the office. If you would like any further information please leave a voicemail or email the office and someone will get back to you.

Dispatch will be closed for walk-ins.

The Weld Ship will be by appointment only for testing – all practicing has been suspended.

All JATC training and meetings to be postponed until further notice.

The 2020 UA Local 67 Hockey Tournament has been cancelled.

As a reminder to all members that any members returning from outside Canada or that have travelled by air domestically, are asked to strictly follow the Government guidelines on self-isolation and do not return to your jobsite. For details see https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/guidance-documents.html

Respectfully,

Nathan Bergstrand

Business Manager