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IMPORTANT NOTICE

ZOOM MEMBERSHIP MEETING

To: The Membership of Local 721.

The Local hopes everyone is continuing to be safe and healthy!

We have a scheduled a Membership meeting next Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 via Zoom video conference starting at 6:00 pm.

This meeting will be recorded, and you will be notified of this as you connect to the meeting.

You will be muted during the meeting, but you can use the chat feature within Zoom to ask questions at the appropriate time. Please select “Everyone” under “Chat”, these will also be recorded.

Private Chatting is permitted between Members as well throughout the meeting.  These private chats are not saved and only visible to the people in the private chats. Please select from the “Chat Room” the individual you wish to speak to privately.

For the Zoom video meeting, here are the credentials:

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6249070495?pwd=NTVseTFweHhlbzNVQ2xPSjhHRENXZz09

Meeting ID: 624 907 0495

Passcode: Local721

One tap mobile

+17789072071,,6249070495#,,,,,,0#,,790650# Canada

+12042727920,,6249070495#,,,,,,0#,,790650# Canada

Dial by your location

        +1 778 907 2071 Canada

        +1 204 272 7920 Canada

        +1 438 809 7799 Canada

        +1 587 328 1099 Canada

        +1 647 374 4685 Canada

        +1 647 558 0588 Canada

Meeting ID: 624 907 0495

Passcode: 790650

Once you have connected via the link above, you will be placed in a waiting room, and admitted to the meeting once we’ve verified you are a member in good standing. The Chair reserves the right to disable anyone who is being disruptive during the zoom membership meeting. Please join the “Waiting Room” starting from 5:45pm to allow time for being granted access. No one will be admitted after 6:15pm.

Although, we are taking reasonable precautions to ensure only our membership is granted access to this zoom membership meeting, due to the public nature of the meeting when viewing, we cannot prevent anyone who can also view via someone who has been granted access. As such we will provide very limited financial details (bottom line numbers). Additionally, the Chair reserves the right to not discuss or answer questions that may affect the Local’s or individual’s privacy rights.  Please contact the Business Manager or President via email or phone any day AFTER the zoom meeting to address any issues or questions that could not be taken care of during the zoom meeting.

It is our hope that everything runs smoothly. We ask for your patience as we streamline the zoom meeting process moving forward until our regular Membership meetings are re-established physically at the Local Union Hall location.

Fraternally Yours,

 

Luiz Barros

IW 721 President

 

To download a copy of the meeting details, please click here.

 


Happy Labour Day

Please note that our office will close early on Friday, September 4th, 2020 at 11:30am.

The office will be closed on Monday, September 7th, 2020.

 

 

 

Photos taken from previous Labour Day parades  (2018 and 2019).

To view the past Labour Day parade photos, click here.

 

 

 


September Membership Meeting

The next membership meeting will be on September 16th, 2020.

Time: 6pm

Local 721 complies with strict public health measures and operates safely during the COVID-19 outbreak following all government guidelines.

Here are some of the guidelines below:

Follow physical distancing

Wear masks or face coverings

Wash your hands regularly

Please do not come in if you are sick

For more government guidelines, you may visit the City of Toronto website here.

 

 


Glenn Kimmet Scholarship Winners

On behalf of the Glenn Kimmett Memorial Scholarship Committee consisting of Brothers and Sisters:

Luiz Barros

Keith Fergus

Steve Neveu

Allan Robbins

Grace Ryba

Shane Shannon

Breton McCarthy

We are pleased to announce that a selection has been made from the applicants for the annual Glenn Kimmett Memorial Scholarship Award.  Submissions are judged based upon 5 criteria:

Academics

Athletics

Leadership

Volunteer work

An essay on Labour History

It was a very close competition and a difficult decision for the Committee this year. It is with great pleasure that we will present scholarships to this years recipients at the September 16th, 2020 membership meeting.

$5,000.00 Scholarship Award to Jenna Cochrane, daughter of member Dwayne Cochrane.

$3000.00 Scholarship Award to Shelby Rae Collier, daughter of member Ron Collier.

$1000.00 Scholarship Award to Jorja Watson, daughter of member Douglas Watson.

We wish all participants and winners the greatest of success!

 

CONGRATULATIONS!! 

 


Mural Consultation

 

 

 

 


 

Upcoming Local 721 2020 Schedule & Holidays 

Please click here  for all of our important dates.

 

 


—- SOLD OUT!!—-

Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2020 

June 18, 2020

To Our Friends of Local 721:

Local 721 will hold the Annual Charity Golf Tournament this September 13, 2020 at the Innisbrook Golf Club at 8:00am SHOT GUN.  Last year, we had an incredible tournament and a turn out with 54 sponsors and 140 participants.   We would like to invite our sponsors to participate again for this great cause.

This year with the pandemic on hand, we understand that our sponsors may not have the budget for this.  If this is the case, we will still include your signs at each hole and banner as we did last year. We would be grateful for a prize or gift for our participants.  Please contact Karen Werlick with the details at kwerlick@iw721.org.

We wish to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and staff that make this day possible every year. Last year we doubled our donation to the Ronald MacDonald House.

We look forward to your continued support.

Sincerely,

Fred MacPherson                                                                                           Luiz Barros

Business Manager                                                                                                   President

Financial Secretary/Treasurer                                                                             Ironworkers Local 721

Ironworkers Local 721

Please click here  for the letter to sponsors and participants.

Please click here for the registration form.

Please click here for the sponsorship form.

 

 

 

 

 


THE WELDING CENTRE HAS RE-OPENED

 

Practice days are Monday & Wednesday from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm (Maximum of 9 people at a time)

CWB weld test can be scheduled on Thursdays & must be pre-booked with Maria 416-236-4026

Group 1 from 7:00 am – 9:00 am (max 9 people)

 


 

Apprentice Classes

Apprentice courses have resumed the regular schedule with COVID-19 policies in place.

Click here for class schedule.

For more information , please call the Apprentice Coordinator, Clinton Knowlton, at 416-236-4026, ext.226 

or Maria at 416-236-4026, ext. 303.

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #13

RE: Rodmen Benefit Plan

 

To download the letter, click here.

Feeling overwhelmed with COVID-19?  Our Member Assistance Program (MAP) is here to help!

1-844-880-9142

Workhealthlife.com

Click here fore more information.

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #12

RE: Union Dues

To download the letter, click here.

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #11

RE: Benefit Plan

To download the letter, click here.

Feeling overwhelmed with COVID-19?  Our Member Assistance Program (MAP) is here to help!

1-844-880-9142

Workhealthlife.com

Click here fore more information.

 

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #10

RE: Working At Heights extension

To download the letter, click here.

 

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #9

RE: Update  letter regarding COVID-19 Ontario Building Trades

To download the letter, click here .

Re: COVID-19 Advisory for construction workplaces in Ontario,  click here.

Re:  List of essential workplaces, click here.


COVID-19 UDPATE #8

RE: How to apply to EI during COVID-19

To download the letter, click here.


COVID-19 Update #7

 

re: WSIB’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

 


Click  here to download the above in letter format. Click here for the BTWS newsletter.


COVID-19 Update #6

Re: COVID-19 ANSWERS TO EMPLOYER QUESTIONS

FROM THE CANADIAN PAYROLL ASSOCIATION

 

Click here for the details.

 


 

COVID-19 UDPATE #5

RE: Out-of-Province Emergency Travel Insurance

 

To download the letter, click here .

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #4

 

Re: EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

 

To download the letter, click  here .

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #3 

 

 RE: OUR CORRESPONDENCE DATED MARCH 12, 2020

 

To download the letter, click here.

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #2

 

RE: members of Local 721 and benefit coverage for Out of Country Emergency Medical Insurance Coverage

To download the letter, click here. 

 


COVID-19 UDPATE #1

 

Re: Message from the President & Business Manager

To download the letter, click here.


COVID-19

March 12, 2020

Local 721 is concerned about the health of our members, their families and the broader community in which we all live and work.

As a result, we urge our members to take reasonable precautions to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.  Symptoms of COVID-19 may include things such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and its symptoms may resemble a cold or the flu.

There are many sources of public health information on COVID-19.  We urge you to listen to the advice of public health experts and to follow their directions.  As the public health response to this issue may change rapidly, we recommend getting your advice from sources such as the public health website for Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Health website.

If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19 or to have been exposed to it please contact your primary care provider, local public health unit or Telehealth (1-866-797-000).

If you receive direction from your doctor or public health, please comply with it, including any directions to self-isolate/not attend work.  If this happens, please inform your employer.

We encourage members in these circumstances to take reasonable precautions to avoid attending work and spreading illness. If you are sick or if you were exposed to someone who has COVID-19 then please inform your employer.   If you request sick leave and your employer will not agree to it then please contact Local 721.

It is also possible that your employer may be concerned that you are exhibiting symptoms and ask you to not work even if you feel you are well enough to work.  If you receive such a direction please comply with it.  If you think the direction was unfair or wrong then please contact Local 721.

In the short-term we ask that members communicate on Local Union issues as much as possible without physical attendance at Local 721’s offices.  We are reachable by phone and email and will update our website  www.iw721.org as further information becomes available and we ask that you check for updates from us.

Fraternally yours,

Luiz Barros, President

Fred MacPherson, Business Manager/F.S.T

 

To download the letter and poster, click here.


Mental Health Awareness

For more information on Mental Health Awareness, please read the message by Bruce Simpson below:
Mental Health Poster 

Newsletter 2020

Check your mail for the most recent newsletter.  Important dates and information enclosed.  There is also a special something inside each envelope.

If you do not receive your newsletter in the mail, call Shaila Carter to see if your mailing address is correct. Phone: 416-236-4026, ext. 302, or Email: scarter@iw721.org.

 


 

Hydro Clearance

Members who are interested in obtaining security clearance for either the Darlington, Pickering Nuclear Generating Station or the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station OPG:

Please contact Scott Draper at the Dispatch office for the paperwork.

His contact is: 416-236-7765.

Email: dispatch721@rogers.com

 

 


Dispatch Procedures

Please click here to view the Dispatch Procedures.

 


Ironworkers were recognized and acknowledged for their years of service at the Pin Party 2019.

Click here to view the photos.

Congratulations to all of our pin recipients!

This year we recognized members who completed 70 years, 65, 60, 55, 50, 45, 35 and 25 years of service.


Pension & Benefit Plan

If you’d like to contact the Pension & Benefit Plan, call 416-223-0383.

For more information, you can click here. Also, to get help with mental illness, click on this: Brochure_MorneauShepell_MAP


quality, safety and reliability, and our projects reflect that attitude.
Training

View the courses offered by Local Union No.721.

Apprenticeship

View the extensive information on apprenticeship.

Membership

View the information on membership by clicking on this box.