NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS OF SMWIA IN ONTARIO
ROOFERS, SIDERS, DECKERS, AND SHEET METAL WORKERS

COVID-19 UPDATE IS IT WORTH IT?

MARCH 25, 2020

As you are aware the Government of Ontario has designated ICI Construction Work an essential service. This means that many Construction job sites remain open and are proceeding as scheduled.

While many of our members want to continue to work some of you that are at greater risk to suffer complications from Covid-19 need to consider staying at home. If you have any of the following risk factors you may want to consider staying home:

1. Diabetes
2. Lung or Cardiovascular diseases
3. Auto-Immune or Compromised Immune
4. High Blood Pressure/Hypertension
5. Overweight
6. 50 years of age or older

If any of the above applies to you, then you need to ask yourself, IS IT WORTH IT TO risk my health?

If the answer is no please contact your employer and inform them you are unable to report to work due to pre-existing illness. You will be provided a Record of Employment and will be eligible for Employment Insurance Benefits or related benefits under the Covid-19 packages recently announced by the Federal Government.

If you have any questions please contact your Local Union Representative right away.