July 2018

Lest We Forget

Thursday, July 19, 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...

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA and BSO Safety Courses

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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 and BSO safety courses. For Local 488 members in good standing, there is no cost for taking these courses. The costs for...

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.

Local 488 Pancake Breakfasts!

Monday, July 16, 2018
Just a quick reminder that Local 488 will be hosting our annual Pancake Breakfasts on Friday, July 20 and Friday, July 27 from 8:00 - 10:30 am. The cost is $3.00 per person and children 10 and under eat free! All proceeds from these breakfasts go directly to medical research. Please bring your...

World News: OPEC to Canada: Build Pipelines or Watch Investment Flow South

Thursday, July 12, 2018
The president of OPEC urged Canada on Tuesday to invest in infrastructure to move oil and gas, or risk watching investment flow away to the United States. Read the full story here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec/opec-to-canada-build-pipelines-or-watch-investment-flow-south-idUSKBN1K02PF


Monday, July 9, 2018
Build Together, Women of the Alberta Building Trades is accepting applications for their TOGETHER WE RISE Award. This $1000.00 award is designated for an individual who goes above and beyond for their local union, is an avid volunteer, supports diversity and youth in trades, and acts as a mentor to...

YOUR Feedback Needed For ICI Negotiations

Thursday, July 5, 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...

June 2018

Weekly Government Update: Helping Workers Collect Unpaid Wages

Friday, June 22, 2018
Alberta Labour has announced that it will begin sending letters to employers who are alleged to owe their workers outstanding pay, encouraging the employers to resolve complaints before a formal investigation starts. Read all the details by clicking the following link: https://www.alberta.ca/...

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.

Factory Optical Special Deal!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
With feedback from their valued corporate clients about the $100.00 discount on prescription eyewear, Factory Optical is very happy to introduce the new and improved offer. Effective immediately, the new and improved “Preferred Partner Program” gives all United Association of Plumbers and...