May 2018

Big Savings on Furniture!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
If you are looking for great furniture at discounted, wholesale prices, you've come to the right place! Eztia Furnishings offers tremendous value as well as a discount to Local 488 members. Please click on the link for more.

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA and BSO Safety Courses

Thursday, May 10, 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...

2018 UA Local 488 Golf Tournament

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
We are excited to announce that we are now taking registrations for the 2018 UA Local 488 Golf Tournament! This year, we are proud to sponsor Kids Kottage - Edmonton's first and only crisis nursery. Please click on the RSVP and registration pages below and submit your team today!

UA Now Has An App!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The United Association is pleased to announce the roll out of their new App! Phase I offers information about the UA including video access and the UA Journal, tools for education, training and organizing right at your fingertips! Please click on the link for more.

Provincial Government Updates for May, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018
As expected, it has been a busy Spring Session at the Alberta Legislature. Please click on the following links as they pertain to Local 488 and the energy industry as a whole: ​ Finance Minister Ceci visits UA Local 488 Fab Shop: https://twitter.com/joececiyyc/status/992458635434328064 https://www...

April 2018

Manpower Request - TASC (Imperial Oil Sarnia Facility)

Monday, April 30, 2018
Please see the following manpower request for work in Sarnia, Ontario. Attached is a form with details about the work and shift. Also note that IRATA pipefitters are also in demand as Local 663 does not have any pipefitters currently available to fill these positions. ​

Lest We Forget

Monday, April 30, 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...

Local 488 Family Picnic Fast Approaching!

Friday, April 27, 2018
The UA Local 488 Family picnic is just around he corner! This year's picnic will be held at the Laurier Park-Valley Zoo. You must register your family for the picnic by May 22, 2018 as this will ensure your free admission to the Valley Zoo. For this reason, we are unable to accept any late...

Notice Regarding Pipeline Welding Inspectors

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Please note that Inspection is trade-related work. Members who are working Inspection are required to take their names off of the out-of-work board. This work will be classed as "special" and members are required to pay non-working dues. Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this matter.

New Online OSSA Basic Safety Orientation Course Now Available

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Skilled workers will now have another method for taking the OSSA Basic Safety Orientation (BSO) course - an online version has been released today. Please click on the link for all details. ​