As we continue to pull together and slow the spread of COVID-19, the health and well-being of every member, employee and family member is our number one priority. We continue to advise members and staff to monitor the latest notices and advisories on COVID-19 from Federal, Provincial and local health authorities and to monitor this page for membership and employment related updates below.
Guidance from Public Health Authorities:
Please also monitor your provincial and local health authorities for updates.
Guidance from Employers:
Latest up-to-date information: Bruce Power COVID-19 Information Updates page
Latest up-to-date information: Hydro One Employee Update Portal
Sign in and visit: CUSW COVID-19 information page
COVID-19 Membership Update and Employee Communication 4
As we continue to pull together and slow the spread of COVID-19, the health and well-being of every member, employee and family member is our number one priority. 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
We know this is a stressful time for everyone. Fortunately, help is available through your PSBT Member & Family Assistance Plan delivered on our behalf by Homewood Health. Assistance is available 24/7. Learn more on the PSBT website:
Support for Members who have needed to leave the workplace
It is important that we take all the necessary actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 and we thank those who have agreed to self-isolate as instructed. We also recognize some members have chosen to stay home and care for family members. The government has made support available through changes to Employment Insurance. For further details go the Service Canada website:
Information about your Benefits claims and coverage
Canada Life has updated plan members on how to best manage claims during the pandemic.
Information on CRA tax filing deadline extensions
The due date for filing individual tax returns has been extended due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. For more information, visit the CRA website:
COVID-19 and Ontario's Human Rights Code
The OHRC has developed a series of questions and answers for understanding your human rights and obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. These questions and answers cover the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, tenants and landlords, as well as residential institutions:
Resources for Members from Employers
For guidance from specific employers including media releases, policies for dispatch, hygiene and work preparedness, visit the COVID-19 resources page on the CUSW website:
Keeping in Touch
We will continue to respond to members’ needs as promptly as possible, and remain ready and able to assist. With our offices closed and many staff working from home, 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. Note also that each site will continue to be updated during this time.