Our COVID-19 Resource Center

General Information

About

Our COVID-19 Resource Centre is a place where you can find the latest information and updates from UA Local 740 relating to COVID-19 – all in one place.

Mental Health Phone Numbers

It is not uncommon to feel stress or anxiety during times of uncertainty such as with this pandemic. These new circumstances may lead some individuals into heightened symptoms of anxiety and depression.  Ask for help if you feel overwhelmed or concerned that COVID-19 is affecting your ability to care for yourself or your family.

  • Member Family Assistance Program (MFAP) – 1-866-448-9444.  A confidential, no cost, support service provided through the RDTC/NLBTC Members Trust for UA Local 740 members and their immediate family.

  • The Provincial CHANNAL Warm Line at 1-855-753-2560 from 9:00 am to 12:00 am.  If you are feeling isolated and alone, please reach out and speak with a trained mental health peer supporter.
  • Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-737-4668 available 24 hours a day or contact the Crisis Text service by texting 686868
  • If it is an urgent or life-threatening situation, call 911.

Updates

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been providing updates to our membership through email and then posting those updates to our website on the ‘News & Events’ page. We will continue to do this. Emailing is the fastest way for us to send you information and posting information to our website creates an archive that you can look back through (and it’s easier than sifting through your emails).

If you aren’t receiving our emails:

  • Check your junk mail folder.
  • Have you unsubscribed to our emails in the past? Is so, you won’t get any emails from us until you resubscribe.
  • Have you changed your email address?

Either way, if you are a member and are not getting our emails, please contact us

Why do we have a COVID-19 Resource Centre? This page has all of the most relevant and most recent information on it pertaining to UA 740. You can quickly scroll through and find information, without having to sift through your emails or click on multiple posts. It’s just a little easier and more convenient! We hope you find it useful.

Union Office

Union Office Overview

The Union Office is open to the membership and public for walk-in services, at a limited capacity.

The current maximum capacity in our lobby is 2 people.

Even though we are open, we urge our membership to continue to self-serve or use virtual communication options to reduce the amount of traffic in our lobby and eliminate the spread of COVID-19. If you must enter the building, please read all signage and follow our safety measures to ensure the well-being of everyone.

We urge you to continue using the following self-serve or virtual communication options to reduce the amount of traffic in our lobbies and, in turn, reduce the spread of COVID-19: 

 

  • Call us (leave a message if no answer): 747-2249 press 0
    Why should you leave a message if there is no answer? Because we are either busy on another call, assisting another member, away from the phone, or working remotely. If you leave a message, we’ll call you back as soon as possible. If you do not leave a message, we cannot help you
  • Use our dropbox for dropping off envelopes or paperwork. Remember to include your name! 
    Our dropbox is clearly marked and located in between the Union Office door and the Benefits Office door.  
  • Union dues can be paid:
      • online through your myUA740 account
        – if you need help with your myUA740 account, email [email protected] or call 747-2249 press 0 (leave a message if no answer)
      • over the phone at 747-2249 press 0 (leave a message if no answer)
      • by cheque or money order dropped in our dropbox
      • by cheque or money order sent via mail to:
        •  

        UA Local 740
        P.O. Box 547
        Centennial Square
        Mount Pearl, NL
        A1N 2W4

We urge you to continue using self-serve options or virtual communication rather than physically coming to the office, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, if you must enter, here are some of our safety measures:

  • physical distancing must be maintained (markers on floor)
  • maximum 2 people in lobby at once
  • plexiglass has been installed
  • increased cleaning and sanitizing
  • do not enter the building if you feel ill, visit www.811healthline.ca to take a COVID-19 self assessment

Main Phone: 709-747-2249 press 0

Main Email: [email protected]

View Full Contact List Here

 

Latest Union Office ‘News & Events’ 

Union Office Status

Our Status We are pleased to inform you that our Union Office is now open for walk-in services at a limited capacity. That being said, we ask that you only visit if you absolutely must. We urge you to continue using the following self-serve or virtual communication options to reduce the amount of traffic in our lobbies and, in turn, eliminate the spread of COVID-19:  Email us: [email protected]  Call us (leave a message if no answer): 747-2249 press 0  Use our dropbox for dropping off envelopes or paperwork. Remember to include your name! Our dropbox is clearly marked and located in...

Dues and Per Capita Relief

As a local union, everything we do revolves around the UA Constitution and/or the directives of the UA General Office. Even during this pandemic, there are rules and regulations that we are required to comply with - union dues rates and per capita rates included. After a number of virtual meetings, conference calls, and emails, the UA General President has issued a letter with directives regarding union dues and per capita relief measures. Click here to view the letter. We will be implementing these measures automatically, and will continue to advise you as more information becomes...

Expanded Safety Protocol For 740 Staff

To further expand on the safety protocol for 740 staff, starting on March 24, 2020, 740 staff will be working remotely from home until further notice. If you need to contact someone for any reason, we ask that you to do so by email. At this time, phone calls will go to voicemail so you must leave a message in order for someone to call you back. We will be checking our messages regularly and will get back to you as soon as possible. Going forward, we ask that you self-serve as much as you can through electronic or online methods. If you currently use mail for making payments or sending...

UA 740 Closed To Visitors

In an effort to facilitate a safe work environment for our staff and reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, our offices are closed to visitors until further notice. We will continue to operate and provide support to our members via telephone and email. We've been receiving a lot of questions about how to pay union dues during this time. The only change is that you are not permitted to visit our office to pay union dues in person at the counter. Union dues can still be paid: over the phone (709-747-2249) using a Visa or Mastercard online 24/7 using a Visa or Mastercard through...

Self-Serve With myUA740

Benefits Office

Benefits Office Overview

 

The Benefits Office is open to the membership and public for walk-in services, at a limited capacity.

The current maximum capacity in our lobby is 1 person or 2 people from the same household.

Even though we are open, we urge our membership to continue to self-serve or use virtual communication options to reduce the amount of traffic in our lobby and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

If you must enter the building, please read all signage and follow our safety measures to ensure the well-being of everyone.

We urge you to continue using the following self-serve or virtual communication options to reduce the amount of traffic in our lobbies and, in turn, reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Call us (leave a message if no answer): 747-2249 ext 308
    Why should you leave a message if there is no answer? Because we are either busy on another call, assisting another member, away from the phone, or working remotely. If you leave a message, we’ll call you back as soon as possible. If you do not leave a message, we cannot help you.
  • Use our dropbox for dropping off envelopes or paperwork. Remember to include your name!
    Our dropbox is clearly marked and located in between the Benefits Office door and the Union Office door. 
  • Self-payments can be paid:
      • online through online banking (instructions are on your statement)
      • over the phone at 747-2249 extension 308 (leave a message if no answer)
      • by cheque or money order dropped in our dropbox
      • by cheque or money order sent via mail to:

UA Admin Office
P.O. Box 156
Mount Pearl, NL
A1N 2C2

 

  • Submit claims, view your benefits booklet, and more through myManion online at www.mymanion.com or through the free myManion app. You can find more information about myManion on our website.

We urge you to continue using self-serve options or virtual communication rather than physically coming to the office, to help eliminate the spread of COVID-19. However, if you must enter, here are some of our safety measures:

  • physical distancing must be maintained (markers on floor)
  • maximum 1 person or 2 people from the same household in the lobby at once
  • plexiglass has been installed
  • increased cleaning and sanitizing
  • do not enter the building if you feel ill, visit www.811healthline.ca to take a COVID-19 self assessment

Main Phone: 709-747-2249 ext 308

Main Email: [email protected]

View Full Contact List Here

 

Latest Benefits Office ‘News & Events’

Benefits Office Status

Our Status  We are pleased to inform you that our Benefits Office is now open for walk-in services at a limited capacity. That being said, we ask that you only visit if you absolutely must. We urge you to continue using the following self-serve or virtual communication options to reduce the amount of traffic in our lobbies and, in turn, eliminate the spread of COVID-19:  Email: [email protected]  Call (leave a message if no answer): 747-2249 extension 308  Use our dropbox for dropping off envelopes or paperwork. Remember to include your name! Our dropbox is clearly marked and located in...

Health & Welfare and Other News

We would like to thank our members for their patience and support during this period of adjustment to our business operations. You have done a great job of transitioning to online interaction, payments, and modifying the way you communicate with staff. Your efforts are greatly appreciated, and it has allowed us to continue our operations with very little disruption. Please take a moment to review this update on your benefit programs.30-Day Medication Supply Update Last week the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board (NLPB) announced that it will begin easing away from the 30-day medication...

Mental Health

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health COVID-19 has disrupted our normal daily lives.  People and health care systems around the world are facing unprecedented and challenging times.  We are faced with the new reality of social distancing, self-quarantining and isolation in order to protect public health and safety.  We are standing 6 feet apart from each other, working virtually from our homes, and avoiding face-to-face visits with our extended family and friends.  It is not uncommon to feel stress or anxiety during times of uncertainty such as with this pandemic. These new circumstances may lead...

Pension

The world has reminded us how quickly things can change.  In only a few short months since the onset of COVID-19, our lives and daily routines have shifted and we’ve had to adjust to a new way of living, working, and socializing.  With change undoubtedly comes questions. We hope this update will ease any concerns you may have regarding the benefit programs and provide you with some perspective on our operations going forward.  In a time when face-to-face operations are not advised, we will require a little more online interaction or active involvement from you. Administration There are 3...

Health & Welfare Plan

The world has reminded us how quickly things can change. In only a few short months since the onset of COVID-19, our lives and daily routines have shifted and we’ve had to adjust to a new way of living, working, and socializing. With change undoubtedly comes questions. We hope this update will ease any concerns you may have regarding the benefit programs and provide you with some perspective on our operations going forward. In a time when face-to-face operations are not advised, we will require a little more online interaction or active involvement from you.Administration There are 3 main...

Self-Serve With myManion

Training Centre

Training Centre Overview

The UA Training Centre is not open to the general public and members are not allowed to drop in. Only those who are scheduled for a class will be permitted to enter the building (provided their questionnaire is completed and they are approved for entry).

Students who are scheduled for safety training must follow our safety measures to ensure the well-being of everyone.

 

Since the Training Centre is closed to public and drop-ins are not permitted, you must use the following self-serve or virtual communication options:
 

  • Call us (leave a message if no answer): 747-5947
    Why should you leave a message if there is no answer? Because we are either busy on another call, assisting another member, away from the phone, or working remotely. If you leave a message, we’ll call you back as soon as possible. If you do not leave a message, we cannot help you
  • Use the dropbox (located at the other building in between the Union Office and Benefits Office) for dropping off envelopes or paperwork. Remember to include your name!
  • Apply for training online through myUA740 or by email or phone.

Our safety measures will include (not limited to):

  • Physical distancing
  • Limited number of students
  • Increased sanitizing and cleaning
  • Plexiglass installed where necessary
  • Signs and signage to ensure clear movement
  • One way traffic flow where applicable
  • No sharing of course materials / consumables
  • Registration process (limiting students for registering)
  • Completed COVID-19 questionnaire

More detailed information will be shared with students prior to arriving.

Main Phone: 709-747-5947

Main Email: [email protected]

View Full Contact List Here

 

Latest Training Centre ‘News & Events’

Training Centre Status

Our Status The UA Training Centre is not open to the general public and members are not allowed to drop in. Only those who are scheduled for a class will be permitted to enter the building (provided their questionnaire is completed and they are approved for entry). More detailed information will be shared with students prior to arriving. We ask that you respect and follow our safety measures to ensure the well being of your fellow members.Safety MeasuresOur safety measures will include (not limited to):  Physical distancing Limited number of students Increased sanitizing and cleaning...

Safety Ticket Extensions

WorkplaceNL  WorkplaceNL issued a public advisory regarding the extension of the validity of safety training certification, as training courses may not be available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to view the advisory on their website.Working at Heights OntarioThe Government of Ontario's Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development department is giving workers in the construction sector an extra year to renew their training if they work at heights. The mandatory training of more than 120,000 workers was due to expire over the next six months. However, many training providers...

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Welding Shop

 

Welding Shop Overview

The Welding Shop is not open to the general public and members are not allowed to drop in. Only those who are scheduled for testing will be permitted to enter the building on the day & time that they’ve been given.

Scroll down for more information about weld testing.

 

Since the Welding Shop is closed to the public and drop-ins are not permitted, you must use the following self-serve or virtual communication options:

  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Call (leave a message if no answer): 747-2249 ext 309
    Why should you leave a message if there is no answer? Because we are either busy on another call, assisting another member, away from the phone, or working remotely. If you leave a message, we’ll call you back as soon as possible. If you do not leave a message, we cannot help you
     
  • Use the dropbox (located in between the Union Office and Benefits Office) for dropping off envelopes or paperwork. Remember to include your name!
  • Scroll down for information about upcoming testing dates.
  • Members who apply for weld testing will be notified of their testing date and time (no drop-ins).
  • Anyone who enters the weld testing facility may not roam to other parts of the building.
  • We’ve reduced our welding booth capacity to allow a maximum of 6 welders testing per day.
  • Members will be required to supply their own PPE including hard hat, welding shield, safety glasses, gloves, and respirator where possible. No sharing!
  • Anyone entering the building must apply physical distancing rules, adhere to directional arrows, and regularly sanitize their hands (sanitizer will be provided).
  • Welders must complete a COVID-19 questionnaire before testing.

Main Phone: 709-747-2249 ext 309

Main Email: [email protected]

View Full Contact List Here

 

Latest Welding Shop ‘News & Events’

Welding Shop Status

Our Status The Welding Shop is not open to the general public and members are not allowed to drop in; only those who are scheduled for testing will be permitted to enter the building on the day & time that they've been given.Safety Measures Members who apply for weld testing will be notified of their testing date and time (no drop-ins). Anyone who enters the weld testing facility may not roam to other parts of the building. We’ve reduced our welding booth capacity to allow a maximum of 6 welders testing per day. Members will be required to supply their own PPE including hard hat, welding...

Welding Ticket Extensions

Government Tickets  Due to the uncertainty of the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and current limitations on the provision of testing services, we submitted a request to the Engineering and Inspection Division of Service NL for an extension on welder certification. We are pleased to report that Service NL has granted our request for a 3 month extension to pressure welders’ continuity until August 1, 2020. This means that any pressure welder who completes a permitted job will qualify to have their continuity extended for up to 9 months or until August 1st, whichever comes first. Extensions...

Weld Testing

Due to COVID-19, walk-ins are not permitted.

Government testing usually takes place every second Tuesday.

CWB testing usually takes place once a month.

Contact Bob O’Neill for more information or to book in.

Book In For Weld Testing

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