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.

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. ​

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.

March 2018

Work Ready Work Force (WRWF) Information

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Please read the Terms and Conditions of Work Ready Work Force (WRWF) that went into effect at the beginning of last year.

January 2018

Program Increase to Four Periods in 2018 for Steamfitter-Pipefitter Apprentices

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
​After consulting with the Alberta industry stakeholders for your trade, Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) is planning to increase the steamfitter-pipefitter apprentice program from a three-year program to a four-year program starting September 1, 2018. Click on the link for more.

November 2017

Election Committee Information Notice

Monday, November 6, 2017
UA Local 488’s Election Committee is committed to ensuring a secure, efficient and well-run voting process, enabling the easiest and most secure possible voting experience for our membership. To educate and inform our membership, the Election Committee will share information updates in the Pipeline...

October 2017

2017 Revised Fall Shutdown Schedule

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Please click on the updated Fall Shutdown Schedule as of August 9, 2017.

September 2017

Permit Performance Evaluation

Friday, September 29, 2017
Please view the following Permit Performance Evaluation Form. Note that both contractors and members are required to print off this form.

Reimbursement Of Work-Ready Workforce Training Courses

Friday, September 8, 2017
Please read the following as it relates to the reimbursement of Work-Ready Workforce training courses. Please note this reimbursement is for Local 488 members only in good standing.

Important Information For Steamfitter-Pipefitter Apprentices

Friday, September 1, 2017
Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) is planning to increase the steamfitter-pipefitter apprentice program from a three-year program to a four-year program starting September 1, 2018. Please click on the following link for all the details.