January 2018

Spring 2018 Shutdown Schedule

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The 2018 Spring Shutdown Schedule is now available for your viewing. Please note that there may be some slight changes to this. We encourage members to continue to check back on a regular basis.

RAC Opportunity In Lloydminster

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Rope Access Calgary (RAC) has work for two (2) JM Steamfitters at the Lloydminster Upgrader. Please click on the link for more information. ​

Program Increase to Four Periods in 2018 for Steamfitter-Pipefitter Apprentices

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
​After consulting with the Alberta industry stakeholders for your trade, Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) is planning to increase the steamfitter-pipefitter apprentice program from a three-year program to a four-year program starting September 1, 2018. Click on the link for more.

2018 Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation Curling Funspiel

Monday, January 15, 2018
The 2018 Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation Curling Funspiel, hosted by BuildTogether, Women of the Alberta Building Trades will take place on March 24, 2018. Please find attached a registration as well as an RSVP. Let's spend a great night of fun raising money for deserving charities!

January Edition of the Pipeline Newsletter Now Available!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The January edition of the Pipeline Newsletter is now available online. Please read through the various reports and keep up-to-date on what is happening in YOUR union.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Please read the following as it contains important updated information for the January General Meeting. This notice is of significant importance for the Nomination of Committee Members.

December 2017

Alysia Rissling Preps For Winter Olympics!

Friday, December 22, 2017
With the Winter Olympics just a few months away, Local 488 bobsledder Alysia Rissling has provided the following update on her progress. All the best Alysia!

Thank You Members! A Message From Mitch Soetaert, Operations Manager for Melloy Industrial Services Inc

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Please read this special correspondence from Mitch Soetaert, Operations Manager for Melloy Industrial Services Inc. Well done Members!

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA and BSO Safety Courses

Thursday, December 21, 2017
In an effort to provide faster and more efficient service to our members, the Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) will now be taking registrations exclusively online for all OSSA and BSO safety courses. For Local 488 members in good standing, there is no cost for taking these courses. The costs for...

Local 488 General Meeting

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
The next General Meeting will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 9:00 am at the Norm Darbyshire Dispatch Hall (16214 - 118 Avenue NW) in Edmonton.