March 2020

PLEASE READ - NOTICE FROM THE ELECTION COMMITTEE

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Good Afternoon Members: As you all know, the global situation with COVID-19 has created many challenges both Nationally and Regionally. The situation is ongoing and changing almost by the minute. As such, the Local 488 Committee Elections are currently on-going, and the mail-ballots will be picked...

RMA CANCELLATIONS

Monday, March 16, 2020
Members of the Retired Members Association (RMA): Please note that the Brunch and Show scheduled for April 5, 2020 in Devon has been cancelled as has the April 1 RMA Lunch/Meeting. We thank you for your patience.

ADDITIONAL CANCELLATIONS - PLUMBING AND SPRINKLER MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

Monday, March 16, 2020
Please note that the Plumbing Membership meeting set for March 24, 2020 and the Sprinkler Membership meeting scheduled for April 2, 2020 have both been cancelled. Please continue to check back on the Local 488 website for further information. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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?...

LOCAL 488 CLOSED AS PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Our goal at Local 488 is to limit personal contact during the COVID- 19 pandemic. Please note that as a precautionary measure, Local 488 will be closed until further notice. All dispatching will take place via the website - local488.ca/dispatch. If you need help with the Online Dispatch Form,...

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

ACTIMS Women in Trades Awards & Bursary Program 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Members: Last year, ACTIMS held the fourth Women in Trades Awards & Bursary Program for members of the Building Trades who are working in the heavy industrial construction/maintenance industries in Canada. From the dozens of applications received, they were able to recognize three (3) women...

C-Pressure Certificate of Competency/Journeyperson B-Pressure Certificate of Competency

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Members: The Local 488 Welding Shop will have a Safety Codes Officer on retention again this year to accommodate C-Pressure and B-Pressure Testing from April 6th through to the 24th. This is a great opportunity for 2nd or 3rd year apprentices to obtain a C-Pressure Certificate of Competency as well...

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...