Dear Trustees, Business Agents and Staff at Local 27:   

As you may be aware, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers has indicated that they will be in a labour disruption position as of July 1 2016 if a new collective agreement cannot be reached.

Manion has reviewed its Business Continuity Plans to identify potentially impacted areas and contingency plans for those Members who have not enlisted in Direct Deposit. These include:

Member Mass Vacation Pay Payments

  • Manion is currently printing the cheques.  They will be available for pick up Wednesday June 29th and Thursday June 30th at Carpenters District Council of Ontario Rowntree offices – at the Manion offices on the third floor.   They must be picked up by the Member (no stand-in – they cannot send someone else to pick up their cheque).  They also must have photo-ID.
  • Should the labour disruption continue, these cheques will be available for pick up at the Rowntree office on Thursday and Friday of each week that the labour disruption continues. 
  • If they are not picked up during the labour disruption then Manion will hold these cheques securely and mail them at the end of the labour disruption.
  • We will not be voiding cheques that have been printed to then send via direct deposit.  Members should be encouraged to sign up for direct deposit for all future payments as outlined below but we cannot process direct deposits retroactively.
  • Late payouts and Interim payouts will continue to be processed.  For members who are not on direct deposit we will hold the cheques securely during the period of the strike or the Member can arrange pick up at Manion’s Rowntree office by calling our Contact Centre.  
  • At all points of contact from initial discussion to pick up we will all to encourage Members to sign up for direct deposit.  The instructions to sign up for direct deposit On-line are attached.  Otherwise the Direct Deposit forms are available through the Contact Centre 1-866-532-8999 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or your Local Union Benefits office.

 Health and Dental Claim Payments

  • Manion will maintain the daily printing processes and will securely store cheques and Explanations of Benefits until postal service resumes.  Should a Member make a request through our Contact Centre 1-866-532-8999 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , they can pick up claims cheques at the 21 Four Seasons Place (FSP) office (again no stand-in; it must be the Member with photo ID). 
  • Should the strike continue, these cheques will be available for pick up at the FSP office during regular business hours Monday through Friday. 
  • Cheques payable to dental offices will be held securely until the end of the labour disruption. 
  • Any claims cheques not picked up during the strike will be held securely and Manion will mail them at the end of the labour disruption. 
  • We will not be voiding cheques that have been printed to then send via direct deposit.  Members should be encouraged to sign up for direct deposit for all future payments as outlined below but we cannot process direct deposits retroactively.
  • Claim forms with required receipts can be submitted via e-mail at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , delivered in person to either office, placed in our Manion secure drop box outside of our Rowntree and FSP locations, or by fax at 416-234-2071.  Please note that claims for vision care and paramedical services (chiropractors, massage therapy, physiotherapy...etc) can be submitted Online.  The instructions are also attached.
  • At all points of contact from initial discussion to pick up we will all encourage Members to sign up for direct deposit.  The instructions to sign up for direct deposit On-line are attached.  Otherwise the Direct Deposit forms are available through the Contact Centre 1-866-532-8999 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or your Local Union Benefits office.

Pension Option forms and Payments

  • The majority of your Retirees are enrolled in direct deposit.  For those who are not, if the strike continues into the second week of July or beyond, their future payments will be affected.  They should contact our Pension Department to initiate direct deposit, otherwise with enough notice we can arrange for RBC ITS to forward the retirees cheque to their nearest RBC branch for pick up.  Again it must be picked up by the Retiree and they must have two pieces of photo-ID.
  • Lump sum death payments will be sent via courier to the beneficiary.  Lump sum and Commuted Value retirement or termination payments over $50,000 will be sent via courier to the former member or financial institution as formally directed.  Any payments under $50,000 will be held securely by RBC ITS and mailed to the recipient at the end of the labour disruption.
  • In our discussions with beneficiaries and retirees we will arrange that Death and Retirement option statements be scanned in, encrypted and sent via e-mail as directed.  Otherwise they will be held securely and mailed at the end of the labour disruption.  
  • Completed option forms will be accepted via e-mail – please direct to the Pension Administrator’s personal e-mail address or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or fax 905-264-6344 during the strike to allow the processing to continue.  However the original must be mailed to Manion after the labour disruption is over.
  • Termination option statements will be produced, held securely and mailed to the former member at the end of the labour disruption.

Remittances and Employer Payments

  • The strike does not change the fact that employers must provide the required remittance form and payment of contributions/deductions by the due date outlined in the Collective Agreement.  Employers can remit electronically and make payments electronically.  If they so wish they can send the remittance form and payment via courier or drop it off directly (during business hours to the 3rd Floor of the Rowntree office – or there are drop off boxes outside of both the Rowntree and FSP offices.)  If they wish to provide the required remittance and payment(s) electronically they should contact their Accounting Department representative or send an e-mail to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and they will be contacted accordingly and provided with the set-up information.

 

Should the strike continue beyond July 15th, we will advise you of the process that will be followed regarding the July remittance forms. 

Manion will continue to monitor the progress of the labour disruption and advise of any changes to the contingency plans.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

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Lisa Watt BES, CEBS
Account Executive

manion

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Toronto, ON M9B 0A5              

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President's Message

Welcome to the new online home of Carpenters’ Local 27, a local union that represents over 7,500 men and women working across the GTA and surrounding areas.

It is my hope that this newly designed website will provide you with informative content highlighting services and resources available for both members and those wanting to join and learn more about the Carpenters’ Union.

As President of Local 27, it is my responsibility to ensure that all members have access to fair wages, benefits and a secure pension plan. Training is one of the most important aspects of being a member of the Carpenters’ Union. Every member has access to training and upgrading opportunities including both occupational health and safety training along with skill building training for both apprentices and journeypersons.

For well over a century, the Carpenters’ Union across Canada and the United States has worked with industry and government to ensure the rights of our members are protected and that members are given the opportunity to earn a good wage for a good days work. Local 27 members are quality conscious tradespeople committed to our craft. Our record is impeccable and contractors trust our members to be the most productive while being the safest, resulting in the highest quality work.

At home and abroad, the Carpenters’ Union contributes to creating a stronger society while building the infrastructure and opportunity for our future. Please take some time to explore our new online home, and if you have any feedback or comments about the website, please connect with us under the Contact Us section of the website.

 

Yours in solidarity,

Mike Yorke

President, Carpenters and Allied Workers Local 27

 

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