April 2019

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.

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA Safety Courses

Monday, April 15, 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...

Registration Now Open For ISPEC Level II

Friday, April 12, 2019
The Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) will be running an ISPEC Level II course from April 26 - 28, 2019. ISPEC II is an intermediate industrial-based estimating, planning and scheduling course. ISPEC II requires 24 hours of practical classroom participation. Graduates will receive a certificate of...

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...

Important Notice About Possible Illegal Work Stoppages on Alberta Maintenance Sites

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please note that Local 488 does not support illegal work stoppages or strikes. This Local will honour our contractual obligations and commitments to our signatory contactors. Any illegal work stoppage by members of this Local will be dealt with by our Local's Bylaws/Working...

Important - Please Update Your NCSO Information

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Attention all Members: We are currently updating our database for NCSO (National Construction Safety Officer) tickets and we ask that you take the time to call us and validate your NCSO certifications. We also ask that you spread this message to your colleagues in the field. To update your NCSO...

Updated Jurisdictional Areas For Business Agents/Representatives

Monday, April 8, 2019
Members: Please find attached a revised list of jurisdictional areas for Local 488's Business Agents/Representatives.

A Message From Business Manager Robert Taylor Regarding Collective Bargaining

Friday, April 5, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please read this important message from Business Manager Robert Taylor on social media posts regarding Collective Bargaining.

March 2019

Important - Please Update IRATA Information

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Attention all Members: We are currently updating our database for IRATA tickets and we ask that you take the time to call us and validate your IRATA certifications. We also ask that you spread this message to your colleagues in the field. To update your IRATA information, please contact Stacey...

ACTIMS Women in Trades Awards & Bursary Program 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
An important reminder that applications are now being accepted for the ACTIMS Women in Trades Awards & Bursary Program for members of the Building Trades who are working in the heavy industrial construction/maintenance in Canada. Last year, dozens of applications were received and they were...