May 2019

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA Safety Courses

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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 safety courses. For Local 488 members in good standing, there is no cost for taking these courses. The costs for those...

10th annual AWS Welder’s Night

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: The AWS Alberta Section and Alberta Local 488 Pipe Trades are pleased to host the 10th annual AWS Welder’s Night. Please join us on May 28, 2019 for a BBQ steak dinner and a tour of the Alberta Pipe Trades College. Journeyman and Apprentice welders will get their first beer...

Local 488 Weld Test Training Centre Hours

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Members: Please note that the Local 488 Weld Test Training Centre will close at 4:00 pm on May 28 for the 10th Annual AWS Welder’s Night. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Skills Canada Alberta Another Success!

Friday, May 10, 2019
The 2019 Skills Canada Alberta competition was another huge success for Local 488 and the Alberta Pipe Trades College. Thousands of students passed through our Try-A-Trade and display booths each day and learned about potential careers in the piping trades. Congratulations to our Local 488...

Matt Bakker Scholarship - Apply Now!

Friday, May 10, 2019
The Quality Control Council (QCC) is once again providing scholarships of up to $2,500.00, for 2019. The Matt Bakker Scholarships were created, in 1992, in honour of an Executive founding member of the QCC, Matt Bakker. Brother Bakker worked tirelessly on behalf of the all unionized members and...

UA Local 488 Golf Tournament - Register Now!

Monday, May 6, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: We are excited to announce that registrations are now open for the 2019 UA Local 488 Golf Tournament! This year's tournament will take place at the Quarry Golf Club on June 10. Please find attached all the information you will need to register and, should you choose, become a...

Local 488's Cody Telford on the Importance of Unions and Skilled Trades

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
This week the 2019 Canada’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference took place in Ottawa. In this video clip, Brother Cody Telford shares some wise words on the importance of Unions and Skills Training.

April 2019

Important Notification on Working Directly Through Boilermakers Local 146 Hall

Friday, April 26, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please read this important notification from Business Manager Robert Taylor on working directly through the Boilermakers Local 146 Hall.

Local 488 Election Committee Message

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Members: It will soon be that time again! Yes, 2019 is an election year for us at the Local as well. Please read the following message from Local 488's Election Committee.

BTA Blood Battle!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Members: IBEW 424 Next Gen Initiative and Build Together Alberta have teamed up to run a BTA BLOOD BATTLE! All Local unions within the Building Trades of Alberta have been registered as a Partner for Life with Canadian Blood Services. From April 1 - August 31st, 2019, go into any Canadian Blood...