The Union’s relentless effort in getting members the COVID-19 Local 793 Emergency Relief grant has paid off.
That is the message Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher delivers in his latest video update, and one of two good news items he shares with members.
Gallagher reports that the Union received confirmation from the federal government that payments from the COVID-19 Local 793 Emergency Relief program will not reduce or eliminate members’ entitlement to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and payments will not be clawed back.
OEBAC’s website will begin accepting applications for the grant on Thursday, April 23 at 9 AM.
Business Manager Gallagher also provides an update on a Supplemental Unemployment Benefits (SUB) plan that was passed by the Executive Board earlier this week.
Expected to be available in the fall, the SUB plan will provide additional financial assistance to unemployed members for years to come.
“I realize this is not a panacea for everything that ails us as far as occasional periods of unemployment, but it is a very good beginning,” Gallagher said.