April 2020

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Application Process for April 2, 2020.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Please see the attached notice on how to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) with CRA.

List of Essential Services for Alberta April 1, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
See these Essential Services listed for Alberta and how they may support and/or affect you.

March 2020

Employment Insurance and Emergency Financial Support As Of March 30, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020
Brothers and Sisters: Please view the following attachment as it contains valuable information on the federal government's changes to employment insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Note: These changes have been updated to March 30, 2020.

Safety Certifications - COVID-19 Update

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Members: Please read this important notice regarding safety certifications. These will now be extended to September 1, 2020 as there will be very few safety training providers open for business as of April 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Waples at the Alberta Pipe Trades...

REGISTER FOR A USER ACCOUNT

Friday, March 13, 2020
Now More Than Ever, It's Important to Create a User Account With Local 488 Before you start, please add: noreply.website@local488.ca to your contacts and/or trusted senders list to ensure that you receive the required email to complete the registration. Why create a user account on Local488.ca?...

Important Information On CSTS -09 and CSTS 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020
Members: Please click on the link below for important information on CSTS 2020 - the upgraded version of CSTS-09. CSTS 2020 includes the most recent legislated changes to Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety Act, and reflects current industry best practices. Please see the improvements that...

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA Safety Courses

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
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...

February 2020

REWARD OFFERED FOR MONUMENT VANDALISM

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Members: Please read the following letter as it pertains to the vandalism that took place at our Local and the Building Trades of Alberta. A reward is being offered in hopes of finding the individual(s) who committed this senseless crime. In addition, there was video of the crime taking place...

January 2020

Inclement Weather and Local 488 Welding Yard Operations

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Good Morning Members: With inclement weather in the forecast, the Local 488 Welding Yard will be open on a day-to-day basis depending on weather conditions. We ask that you please call us at (780) 451-6880 before coming in. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Letters RE: Drug Testing At Suncor Sites

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Brothers and Sisters: Please read the following correspondence from companies regarding random drug testing procedures at all Suncor sites. In addition, please read the additional attached document that explain the differences in the Suncor and Canadian Models.