The Ontario government has again declared a province-wide stay-at-home order. The order, expected to be in place for at least 28 days (February 9), will require everyone to remain at home with exemptions for grocery stores or pharmacies, health care services, and essential work.

The order will go into effect on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

It is important to note that the vast majority of construction projects Local 793 members are working on have been deemed essential.

A full list of projects that will remain up and running are contained in the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) bulletin below.

Click here or click the image below to be redirected to the OCS website.

You can view the full list of enhanced province-wide shutdown measures introduced by the Ontario government here.

To get the latest case data and updates, learn how to protect yourself and others and get advice on what to do next if you think you might have COVID-19, click here.

Local 793 SUB PLAN

The Local 793 Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan, or “SUB Plan,” came into effect on November 1, 2020. The SUB Plan tops up employment insurance (EI) payments for members out of work or unable to work due to illness or injury, maternity or parental leave, or because they’re attending a trade school.

This benefit pays up to $250 per week for a maximum of six weeks (in a calendar year) and stands in addition to any EI benefits the member receives from Service Canada. Members may apply contingent on meeting eligibility criteria.

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