July 2018

World News: OPEC to Canada: Build Pipelines or Watch Investment Flow South

Thursday, July 12, 2018
The president of OPEC urged Canada on Tuesday to invest in infrastructure to move oil and gas, or risk watching investment flow away to the United States. Read the full story here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec/opec-to-canada-build-pipelines-or-watch-investment-flow-south-idUSKBN1K02PF

Lest We Forget

Thursday, July 12, 2018
From the staff and members of the Local, our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of our Brothers and Sisters who have recently passed away. Their commitment and support of UA Local Union 488 will not be forgotten. For more information on memorial services, please click on the PDF at the...


Monday, July 9, 2018
Build Together, Women of the Alberta Building Trades is accepting applications for their TOGETHER WE RISE Award. This $1000.00 award is designated for an individual who goes above and beyond for their local union, is an avid volunteer, supports diversity and youth in trades, and acts as a mentor to...

YOUR Feedback Needed For ICI Negotiations

Thursday, July 5, 2018
The Local 488 Joint Conference / Negotiating Committee for ICI Negotiations would like your feedback and suggestions for the upcoming ICI negotiations. In an effort to be as transparent as possible, the committee has created a form that you can fill out and have your voice heard. Simply click on...

June 2018

Weekly Government Update: Helping Workers Collect Unpaid Wages

Friday, June 22, 2018
Alberta Labour has announced that it will begin sending letters to employers who are alleged to owe their workers outstanding pay, encouraging the employers to resolve complaints before a formal investigation starts. Read all the details by clicking the following link: https://www.alberta.ca/...

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA and BSO Safety Courses

Thursday, June 21, 2018
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...

AIT Is Moving

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Please note that AIT will be moving to a new site beginning July 7. Their new location will be at the Centre for Applied Technology (CAT) Building at NAIT - Suite 430, 11763-106 Street in Edmonton.

Factory Optical Special Deal!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
With feedback from their valued corporate clients about the $100.00 discount on prescription eyewear, Factory Optical is very happy to introduce the new and improved offer. Effective immediately, the new and improved “Preferred Partner Program” gives all United Association of Plumbers and...

Nice Work at Scotford!

Monday, June 18, 2018
A big THANK YOU to Chris and his Ed Ex pipefitter crew for all their hard work in supporting the refinery DHU T/A event on Nightshift. They helped remove and replace dozens of valves, doing it incident free by putting Safety First .

A Final Thank You and Winners at the 2018 Local 488 Golf Tournament

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2018 Local 488 Golf Tournament! Despite the weather, the tournament was a huge success and we are proud that we could present a cheque for $10,000.00 to Kids Kottage. Please click on the link for one final THANK YOU to everyone involved as well as the...