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Refrigeration Sector

Refrigeration Representatives:

Edmonton Main Office 780-452-7080

Refrigeration Rep Edmonton: Brian Hearn 780-288-6505 (Calgary) 403-875-7224 Email: brian.hearn@local488.ca

Refrigeration Rep Calgary: Bryan Rooney 587-999-2892 Email: bryan.rooney@local488.ca

Please click here to see the results of the  May 2014 Ratification vote for the Refrigeration sector. May 2014 Refrigeration Wage Increase: Click here for details.

 Refrigeration Representative- Brian Hearn- June 2014 Report:

Greeting Brothers and Sisters:

I would like to start this newsletter with a safety moment; summer holidays are soon upon us, schools will be closing and children  will be in playgrounds and parks. Let’s all keep our eyes open and make sure that everyone can go home at the end of the day!

I would like to congratulate and welcome Brother Bryan Rooney, who has been hired by your executive board to fill the position as Refrigeration Representative for southern Alberta as promised by Brother Larry Matychuk. He will be a great asset to Local 488. Brother Rooney started March 17, 2014. I am personally looking forward to working together with both Brother Rooney and Sister Lucas. Both are working out of the Calgary office; all the contact information is on Local 488 web site.

 By time you receive this newsletter, negotiations will have concluded and the ratification vote taken place. Thank you to the members that took the time to fill out and return their ballots. The results of the vote and the collective agreements will be posted on local 488 website. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the negotiating committee that was elected by you, the members, on their professionalism during negotiations. It shows that our industry and Local 488 has a high standard of trades people! Again, I thank you.

Members have received letters in the mail from Health and Welfare, on how to get registered for the new Benefit Cards. If you have not received this please contact Health and Welfare. These cards are a result of the membership asking for them and your trustees listening.

 The UA Skills competition is being held at Local 488 the week of June 9, 2014 in conjunction with a special called meeting for Canadian Officers from other locals also being held that week. I encourage all members to drop by to watch the Skills Competition. There was a   preliminary competition held at UA Local 496 in Calgary; I would like to congratulate Brother Steve Scott a refrigeration apprentice who won in Calgary, and wish him luck in Edmonton along with the other 488 brothers that won in Calgary.         

UA Local 488 had a grand opening for the Calgary office on May 29 2014. Thanks to all members who attended! The office is for all UA Local 488 members.  I encourage the membership to visit this new location- I know they would love to see you!

Hoping all have a safe and fun holiday this summer with family and friends! remember it’s your Union get involved.

Brian Hearn


For those who missed it, here is our Calgary office info:

UA Local 488 Refrigeration Calgary Office

165-6223 2ndStreet, SE

Calgary, AB T2H 1J5

Office (403) 253-3516

Fax (403) 253-3534