April 2020

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Application Process for April 2, 2020.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Please see the attached notice on how to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA.

List of Essential Services for Alberta April 1, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
See these Essential Services listed for Alberta and how they may support and/or affect you.

Important Update to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Please view the updated Canada Emergency Response Benefit information that will provide you with temporary income support.

Business Manager's Message for April 1, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Please see this important notice from Business Manager Rod McKay concerning the COVID-19 virus and Local 488 operations for April 1, 2020.

March 2020

Employment Insurance and Emergency Financial Support As Of March 30, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020
Brothers and Sisters: Please view the following attachment as it contains valuable information on the federal government's changes to employment insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Note: These changes have been updated to March 30, 2020.

Safety Certifications - COVID-19 Update

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Members: Please read this important notice regarding safety certifications. These will now be extended to September 1, 2020 as there will be very few safety training providers open for business as of April 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Waples at the Alberta Pipe Trades...

Important BTA Announcement on Possible COVID-19 Infection at Borealis Camp

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Brothers and Sisters: Please read the following announcement from the Building Trades of Alberta regarding a possible COVID-19 Infection at the Borealis Camp. Please be assured that Local 488 is working closely with all involved to ensure the safety of our members. We will pass along all updates as...

2020 Spring/Summer Shutdown Schedule Now Available!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The 2020 Spring/Summer Shutdown schedule has been modified to reflect the most current changes (as of March 9, 2020). Please click on the link below to see what's in store for next year.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Please note that the General Meeting scheduled for March 21, 2020 has been postponed in light of COVID-19 virus. We will keep you updated on a possible new date for this meeting as the situation unfolds.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Good Afternoon Members: As you all know, the global situation with COVID-19 has created many challenges both Nationally and Regionally. The situation is ongoing and changing almost by the minute. As such, the Local 488 Committee Elections are currently on-going, and the mail-ballots will be picked...