NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF SMWIA IN ONTARIO
ROOFERS, SIDERS, DECKERS, AND SHEET METAL WORKERS
MARCH 18, 2020
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:
i) Been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID 19; or
ii) You have travelled to or been in contact with someone who has, travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days or
iii) 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.
For Updates on Covid 19 from the Canadian Government please seek the following links
The Government of Canada’s Public Health Agency
Infection Prevention and Control Canada