April Meeting 2020

APRIL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING CANCELLED

Teamsters Local 647 continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the current situation, our Local has decided to cancel the General Membership Meeting for April. We will start holiday meetings once it is safe to do so.

Sadly, Local 647 has experienced illnesses and deaths of our members as a result of COVID-19, which deeply affects us all. Our members are essential workers that are directly impacted by this pandemic, and they are the ones risking themselves to exposure as they continue to do their jobs and keep the country going. In the face of rapidly increasing cases, our members are the ones working hard to ensure product distribution and the delivery of food are made. Our Local members are the ones fighting on the frontlines and fighting to help others. We continue to thank them for their courage and dedication in feeding Canadians.

During these difficult times, we encourage our members to follow all government and safety advisories, including proper hand washing practice, social distancing, and wearing safety equipment. Please be sure to raise all safety concerns to your managers and Health & Safety Committee members. We continue to raise the following measures:

  • Cancelling unnecessary meetings and group events.
  • Waiving any requirements for a doctor’s note to permit sick leave.
  • Working with Service Canada to take advantage of the improved E.I. rules.
  • Working closely with Health & Safety Committees to provide accurate and timely information to employees regarding access to benefits and support.
  • Providing compassionate care and bereavement leave support to employees, including mental health counselling and support.
  • Accommodating parents with young children during the extended school closures.
  • Improved and increased screening, sanitation, and hygiene practices.
  • Avoid finger scanning and groups during punching in and out.

Our Local remains open to assist you. If you require any assistance, please contact the Union office at 905 760 0209 or your Business Agent directly.

Martin Cerqua: 647-969-3087

Gurpreet Nagar: 416-705-6188

Carl Davis: 519-902-0875

Gary Bast: 416-819-0095

Jeff Beer: 226-545-0649

For further information about COVID-19, you can visit the following sites:

IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU MAY BE DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
PLEASE VISIT THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA’S SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL:

Stay safe and healthy,

Martin Cerqua President Local No. 647