COVID- 19

Your Union leadership is aware of the many questions and concerns you, your coworkers and your family have. We are working in partnership with your Employers to address your rights and responsibilities as prudently as possible. It is a difficult and quickly changing situation.

Our number one priority is you, your coworkers and your families’ health and safety. If you have experienced any of the following:

Been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID 19; or
You have travelled to or been in contact with someone who has, travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days or you exhibit symptoms (mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever or cough or shortness of breath) PLEASE STAY HOME.

IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM A RESPIRATORY ILLNESS SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

If you are unable for any of the above reasons to attend work your employer is required to issue you a Record of Employment (ROE) and in most cases will be eligible for employment insurance benefits. Your ROE should state that you are suffering from an illness and or laid off due to Covid 19. If your ROE states that you were laid off due to shortage of work please contact your local union representative right away to discuss.

21 09, 2021

EMPLOYER VACCINATION POLICIES

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Notice to all members of the Ontario Sheet Metal Workers’ & Roofers’ Conference

The Canadian, Ontario and many municipal governments (as well as most other provinces and territories) have recently instituted legislation and regulations requiring proof of vaccination for individuals in their employment as well as for access to many indoor facilities.  Employers in Ontario […]

4 05, 2020

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS OF SMWIA IN ONTARIO – May 4, 2020

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May 4, 2020

Effective May 4, 2020 the Ontario government has allowed certain businesses to operate again.

Construction Employers can now perform construction work on the following job sites and businesses.

shipping and logistics;broadband, telecommunications, and digital infrastructure;any other project that supports the improved delivery of goods and services;municipal projects;colleges and universities;child care centres;schools; andsite preparation, excavation, […]

25 03, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE – IS IT WORTH IT?

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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 […]