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DISPATCH RULES (click here)


Please click here for important updated information on requirements for welders working in British Columbia!
PLEASE NOTE:  PCL & Conoco Philips sites will only accept ticketed Steamfitters for their Fitter calls; PLUMBERS will not be dispatched to Steamfitter calls.
  We run a simple dispatch process:

First, we have to know you want to go to work: Fill out an Out-of-Office Fax Form and fax it to our Dispatch Centre at 780-451-2018. (Please note you can't fax it to us from a jobsite.) Out-of-Work forms are available from our offices in Edmonton and Fort McMurray, or on this website (link to form-see above).

Second, show up at the Dispatch Centre: Work slips are given to members at the Dispatch Centre (16214 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton) at the following times Monday through Friday, except Statutory Holidays: 

B Welders: 9:00 AM    Fitters: 10:00am
Apprentices: 1:30pm

You can also request to take the call-out Online using our Request a Dispatch Slip.  Please ensure that you have read ALL the rules and attached all the required documents. 

These days, it’s rare for anyone who wants to work to leave the Dispatch Centre without a slip, unless he or she is seeking highly specialized work. There are a few things to remember about this process:

  • It’s up to each member to notify the Dispatch Centre when he or she is out of work. Don’t rely on the employer to tell us!
  • Subject to the usual delay waiting for results of Drug & Alcohol testing, you must show up to take your work assignment within 24 hours.
  • Works slips are distributed first to members who have been on the list the longest.