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/...

Lest We Forget

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Theodore Chymycz 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...

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA and BSO Safety Courses

Thursday, June 21, 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...

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...

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 .

A Final Thank You and Winners at the 2018 Local 488 Golf Tournament

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2018 Local 488 Golf Tournament! Despite the weather, the tournament was a huge success and we are proud that we could present a cheque for $10,000.00 to Kids Kottage. Please click on the link for one final THANK YOU to everyone involved as well as the...

Despite the wind and rain, the Local 488 Golf Tournament was a huge success!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Together, we raised $10,000.00 for Kids Kottage – Edmonton’s only 24-hour nursery. A special thanks to all the volunteers who gave their time to make this event successful! We will have a short video posted in the next week highlighting the day’s events. On behalf of Local 488, thank you once again...

Survey For UA Training and CSA

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Please take the time to complete this important UA Training/CSA survey. The National Association of Union Schools and Colleges (NAUSC) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) have partnered in a research project on Low-Carbon (Energy Efficient) Building Skills. The findings from this...

A Big Thanks to Our Crew at the Gilead Site!

Friday, June 8, 2018
Please read the following update provided by Ross Finnemore, Superintendent from BFI. A great job done by the Local 488 crew working at the Gilead site!