January 2019

Letter From Election Committee Regarding Refrigeration Pension Trustees

Monday, January 28, 2019
Please read the following letter from the Local 488 Ballot Committee regarding the nomination of new Refrigeration Pension Trustees.

Results of Election Committee Nominations and Elections

Monday, January 28, 2019
Attached are the results of the Election Committee nominations and elections, held at this past Saturday’s General Membership Meeting. The committee thanks all candidates for putting their names forward for these positions.

Local 488 Welding Shop Pricing

Monday, January 21, 2019
The Local 488 Welding Shop has slightly increased the shop rates as attached. These increases are necessary to cover the significant costs of shop supplies and practice materials. Please see the link below for the new fees.

How To Bring A Labour Union to Alberta

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please take the time to view this very timely video put together by Brother Lorin Bates, Business Development Representative with UA Canada. Brother Bates does a fantastic job explaining how to form a Labour Union in Alberta. In addition, Lorin discusses the many benefits that...

Sprinklerfitter Courses Offered in 2019!

Friday, January 4, 2019
Local 488 and the Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) have a number of Sprinklerfitter courses scheduled for 2019. Please click on the link below for these courses. If you are interested in registering, please contact the Registrar at the APTC - (780) 482-9529.

December 2018

Say NO to Bill C-69

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Brothers and Sisters: Please take the time to sign the following petition urging the federal government to put the brakes on Bill C-69. This Bill is a dagger pointed directly at Alberta’s energy sector and the province’s ability to build new energy projects and gain access to markets beyond the...

The Dangers of Right to Work Legislation

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The following PowerPoint was presented at the Northern Representatives meeting in Fort McMurray last week. This presentation is a must read for all members on the dangers that Right to Work legislation brings. Although the content is slanted towards what is happening in the United States, many...

November 2018

Local 488 Well Represented at Bill C-69 Rally

Friday, November 30, 2018
A special thank you to all of our Brothers and Sisters who took part in the rally against Bill C-69 this morning. All of you let it be known that this piece of legislation is a slap in the face to our industry and livelihoods. Well done 488!

October 2018

Important Notice - Working on Travel Cards

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Please click on the link below for important information on Rules, Regulations, and Procedures as they pertain to Travel Cards. If you have any additional questions, please call (780) 452-7080 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm (MST) on weekdays and ask for the Travel Card department.

September 2018

Important Message Regarding Testing at Local 488 Weld Shop

Monday, September 24, 2018
Please note that a B-Pressure Certificate of Competency (otherwise known as the "White Card") is a requirement for any type of testing at the Local 488 Weld Shop. You must have the White Card present with you when you enter the shop. This is a requirement by law for testing as well as working on...