November 2018

Alberta Joins Petrochemicals Boom

Friday, November 2, 2018
An interesting read in the Financial Post on a proposed $2-billion methanol plant that could help the province achieve its goal of processing more of its oil and gas resources within its borders. https://business.financialpost.com/commodities/alberta-joins-petchem-boo...

Lest We Forget

Friday, November 2, 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...

October 2018

Important Notice Regarding Dwight York Pipeline Training Facility

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Please note that the Dwight York Pipeline Training Facility will be closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Local 488 To Host 2nd COMET Course

Monday, October 29, 2018
Local 488 will be hosting its second Construction Organizing Membership Education Training Course (COMET) on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 9:00 am – noon in the Clifford Priestley Room.This course is three (3) hours in length and provides apprentices and journeymen with useful information about...

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.

Terrific New Merchandise Now Available!

Monday, October 15, 2018
Brothers and Sisters: We have just received some fantastic new merchandise! Come to Dispatch and check out our new jackets, sweaters and hoodies! Remember, our canvas and fleece jackets have been marked down substantially and would serve as the perfect Christmas present! Please visit our Facebook...

Let's Help Out! Donation Drive for Edmonton Food Bank

Thursday, October 4, 2018
UA Local 488 is having a donation drive for the Edmonton Food Bank. We appreciate all our members support in giving back to the communities in which we work, live and play! Our goal is to fill the Local 488 trailer with donations for the Holiday Season. Please click on the link below and see where...

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...

Important - Policies and Procedures for Dispatching

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Please read the Local 488 Policies and Procedures for Dispatching as outlined by Business Manager Robert Taylor.

2018 RJW Bursary Website Now Available!

Friday, September 14, 2018
The 2018 RJW Bursary website is now open and accepting applications for this year’s draw. Those eligible can now apply to win one of eighty-eight (88) one thousand ($1000.00) dollar bursaries. Applications must be submitted by November 14th, 2018 as the draw will take place the following week. All...