March 24, 2020 COVID-19 Updates

For information about how to protect yourself and your family, please visit the CDC for resources, as well as your local health department website, and the Canadian response page. For information about the spread of the virus compiled from multiple health agencies: https://bing.com/covid.

IN THIS UPDATE: EMERGENCY EI BENEFITS FOR CANADA, COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR CANADA, CPWR GUIDANCE

CANADA UPDATES

New Emergency EI Benefits For Canadian Members  New EI Sickness Benefits, EI Regular Benefits and Emergency Care Benefits have been announced and are detailed in this memorandum to SMART Union leadership in Canada.

COVID-19 Resources for Canadian Members   New COVID-19 resources have been added for Canadian members.  Please visit SMART-Union.ca for updates as well as the SMART COVID-19 Resource Center.

US WORKPLACE UPDATE  

NABTU/US CPWR Update: The Center for Construction Training and Research (CPWR) and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) have compiled a helpful guidance briefing to help construction industry employers and workers stay healthy during these challenging times.

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March 23, 2020 Update