May 2017

Message From Glenn Tardif, V.P. Field Operations, Edmonton Exchanger Group of Companies

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Please read the following message from Glenn Tardif, V.P. Field Operations, Edmonton Exchanger Group of Companies. Thank you membership!


Friday, May 5, 2017
Syncrude has recently implemented the DTIP ID Badge System. Please click on the attached PDF for more information as well as a picture of the badge itself.

Registration Dates For APTC School Term/Steam Fitter-Pipe Fitter Designations

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Please find attached the registration dates for the 2017/2018 APTC school term. In addition, please note the important designations regarding Journeyman status.

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA and BSO Safety Courses

Tuesday, May 2, 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...

April 2017

Ready to Launch - The New Local 488 APP!

Thursday, April 27, 2017
In our continuing effort to better serve our membership, Local 488 is proud to announce the launch of our new Mobile App for smartphones! If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “There’s an App for That,” it is true there’s an app for just about anything. Technology has drastically altered the way Locals...

Kinder Morgan - Keep your promise to BC!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017! Support is being gathered to prompt Kinder Morgan to partner with the most experienced and skilled workforce to build the Trans Mountain pipeline. As Kinder Morgan are putting profits before safety, Canadians are at risk. Pipelines built with experienced Canadian workers will be...


Monday, April 24, 2017
The Quality Control Council (QCC) is once again providing scholarships of up to $2,500.00 for 2017. The Matt Bakker Scholarships were created, in 1992, in honour of an Executive founding member of the QCC, Matt Bakker. Please click on the link to see if you are eligible.

Local 488 Golf Tournament Quickly Approaching!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Just a quick reminder that the UA Local 488 Golf Tournament in support of STARS Air Ambulance is just around the corner! Early bird registration ends on May 1, so please take advantage of the discount and register today!

Register Now! Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) Course June 5-9

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) will be running an Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) course from June 5-9, 2017. This program is 40 hours in duration and is intended for individuals that will be developing or implementing facets of the Advanced Work Packaging and WorkFace Planning program within...

Reimbursement Of Work-Ready Workforce Training Courses

Monday, April 10, 2017
Please read the following as it relates to the reimbursement of Work-Ready Workforce training courses.