June Meeting 2020

JUNE 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 June. We will start holiday meetings once it is safe to do so.

During these difficult times, the federal government has created the Canada Emergency Respond Benefit (CERB) to assist Canadians during the pandemic, specifically for those that have been laid off, or have had their working hours drastically reduced as a result of COVID-19. We encourage our members to take advantage of the aid provided during this crisis.

We continue to 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.June

To apply for CERB (or to see if you qualify), you can visit the government’s information page at the link below:

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