April 2018

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.

Lest We Forget

Wednesday, April 25, 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...

2018 Annual Workers Day of Mourning

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
On Saturday, April 28, Local 488 remembers those who lost their lives, suffered serious injury or contracted a serious illness on the job. Please join us at Norm Darbyshire Dispatch Hall (16214 - 118 Avenue) in Edmonton for our annual Day of Mourning. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am and will be...

ISPEC Level II Course Offering

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Alberta Pipe Trades College will be running an ISPEC Level II course from April 27-29, 2018. Please click on the link for a full description and register today!

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA and BSO Safety Courses

Thursday, April 19, 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...

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. ​

2018 UA Local 488 Golf Tournament

Wednesday, April 18, 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 register your team today! There are also...

Jacobs - Suncor Turnaround Update

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Please note that Jacobs has updated their camp process for the Suncor turnaround. Click on the link for the latest update.

Provincial Government Updates

Monday, April 9, 2018
The legislative session is in full-swing and there are a number of issues that directly involve the work we do. Please click on the following social media links for provincial updates on a number of work-related fronts: Fighting For A Fair Price For Our Natural Resources And Pipeline Access: https...

Important Message - Pipeline Welders and Journeymen - Shutdown Calls

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Please read this important message from Local 488 Business Manager Robert Taylor regarding this busy Shutdown season.