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COVID Update

January 1, 2021

COVID-19 Membership Update And Employee Communication 9

Happy New Year!
Out with the old and in with the new! Wishing our CUSW Community a healthy and happy 2021. 

By now we’re all aware that COVID has made a resurgence in our communities and across the country. Recently, we’ve seen individuals test positive for the virus in CUSW workplaces. Fortunately, in these cases, only a few individuals have had to stay home and isolate. Thanks to member participation in regular on-site testing through employers, potentially much worse outcomes have been prevented. 

It is as important as ever that we remain vigilant over these winter months to prevent further spread. Our families, co-workers and communities’ depend on us being responsible. Vaccinations, limits to public gatherings and the steps we take in our day-to-day lives will reduce cases and get us back on track. Please continue to follow recommendations from Public Health authorities. If you are feeling stressed, we remind members that supports are available through the PSBT Benefits plan (more details below). 

Staying Up to Date

We continue to advise Members and Staff to monitor the latest notices and advisories on COVID-19 from Federal, Provincial and local health authorities. The Public Health Canada website has many resources:

Resources for Members struggling with Stress
This is a stressful time for everyone. From the beginning, we have reinforced the need for members to take stock of their mental well-being and to seek help if they need it. Fortunately, help is available through your PSBT Member & Family Assistance Plan (MFAP) delivered on our behalf by Homewood Health. Among the services available to help members and their families during this time are: Childcare resourcesRelationship coachingParenting resources and Financial counselling. Assistance is available 24/7. Learn more on the PSBT website:
The Power Sector Benefit Trust (PSBT)

Keeping in Touch
With our offices closed and many staff working from home, we will continue to respond to members’ needs as promptly as possible, and remain ready and able to assist. The best way to correspond with staff is via email at the following addresses. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

CUSW General: [email protected]
CUSW Apprenticeship: [email protected]
Security Clearances: [email protected]
Training Trust: [email protected]
PSBT Benefits[email protected]
PSRT Retirement[email protected]

As always, you can find this information on our websites along with other helpful services and information about membership behind sign in.

Thank you,
National Executive Board