December 2018

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...

Pipeline Petition - Let's Get This Built!

Friday, December 7, 2018
The Government of Alberta has been fighting hard for Pipeline jobs. The bottom line is that if we cannot get our product to tidewater, the whole country loses. Please take the time to sign the petition below and send a strong message to BC and the rest of Canada - We need to get this pipeline built...

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!

New Welding Shop Hours

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Brothers and Sisters: Please note that the Welding Shop will be shutting down the evening shift until further notice beginning Friday, November 30th. Our regular hours will be Monday to Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

New Merchandise In Time For The Holidays!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
We are very excited to announce that we have some great new merchandise that just arrived this week! These items come in all shapes and sizes so please stop by Dispatch or click on the link below and have a look! The prices are as follows: Long-Sleeve Shirts: $30.00 Short-Sleeve Shirts: $25.00...

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...

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.

August 2018

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...

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.