To: TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Members
From: TEAM Office
Date: March 19, 2020
Re: A COVID-19 Message from TEAM
In line with the recommendations of our Federal and Provincial governments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the TEAM office staff are now working remotely. The office is closed until further notice, but we remain focused on providing assistance and support to TEAM members. We continue to monitor emails, answer phone calls, return messages, and engage with the Company on matters important to our members.
Should you wish to discuss any issues or concerns with one of our staff, please contact: the front desk, Kelly Pokorny at firstname.lastname@example.org, or our Labour Relations Officer at Erin.Spencer@teamunion.mb.ca, or the Executive Director at Bob.Linsdell@teamunion.mb.ca.
We wish to recognize our members and the extremely important role you are playing in this very difficult time for our province. Just a few short weeks ago life was normal, and now it’s like we are living in a movie script. We understand how difficult and stressful this is for many of us, and if you have concerns regarding your safety or working situation and feel you are not being heard, or you wish to discuss the options available to you if you are unable to work, please do not hesitate to contact our team. This is new territory for all of us, employees and employer alike, and we should expect a few problems along the way, especially as the situation evolves.
We appreciate the Company's decision to put the current EVRTIP on hold, and we commend Bell for quickly addressing issues arising from the new circumstances, and for enabling as many of our members as possible to work from home.
We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well, and we wish a speedy recovery for those who may fall ill.
The TEAM Office
(Bob, Erin and Kelly)