August 2018

UA Local 488 COMET Course Coming Soon!

Monday, August 27, 2018
Local 488 will be hosting a Construction Organizing Membership Education Training Course (COMET) on Friday, October 19th, 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 the...

YOUR Feedback Needed For ICI Negotiations

Monday, August 27, 2018
The Local 488 Joint Conference / Negotiating Committee for ICI Negotiations would like your feedback and suggestions for the upcoming ICI negotiations. In an effort to be as transparent as possible, the committee has created a form that you can fill out and have your voice heard. Simply click on...

Canvas Black Jackets - Now 50% Off!

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Members, we have a great deal for you! Our Canvas Black Jackets have been marked down 50%! Come by Dispatch today and pick one or two up for the low cost of $60.00 (regularly $120.00).

Elections and the Importance of YOUR Vote

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Voting is a privilege, right and duty of each and every component of a democratic system, i.e., us, the people. It's a moral responsibility of all eligible citizens of a society. Sadly, the truth is, nowadays, many stay away from the process, for varying reasons. As will be noted in September's...

PLCAC’s Student Award Initiative

Monday, August 13, 2018
The Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada have announced their Student Awards Program for this upcoming school year. Your son or daughter may qualify to receive money towards their education. If they are enrolled in a full-time program leading to a diploma or degree and you have a history of...

July 2018

Important Changes To Out-Of-Work Board

Monday, July 30, 2018
Please read the following notice as it pertains to important changes that have been implemented by Local 488 Dispatch to the Out of Work Board to match the Local 488 Working Rules & By-Laws as stated in section 4.17.

Important Notice: Rescind and Reissue of Pressure Tack Welder Certificate of Competency Cards

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Please read the attached document as it pertains to the rescinding and reissuing of Pressure Tack Welder Certificate of Competency Cards. If you have any questions, please contact Sean Johnston at (780) 451-6880.

June 2018

AIT Is Moving

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Please note that AIT will be moving to a new site beginning July 7. Their new location will be at the Centre for Applied Technology (CAT) Building at NAIT - Suite 430, 11763-106 Street in Edmonton.

Nice Work at Scotford!

Monday, June 18, 2018
A big THANK YOU to Chris and his Ed Ex pipefitter crew for all their hard work in supporting the refinery DHU T/A event on Nightshift. They helped remove and replace dozens of valves, doing it incident free by putting Safety First .

Updated Occupational Health and Safety Laws

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The Government of Alberta recently updated Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety laws for the first time in over 40 years. Please read the announcement here: https://www.alberta.ca/ohs-changes.aspx