October 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Members!

Friday, October 11, 2019
The offices of Local 488 and the Alberta Pipe Trades College will be closed Monday, October 14 in lieu of the Thanksgiving long weekend. We will reopen Tuesday morning at our regularly scheduled offices hours. On behalf of the Officers and Staff at the Local and College, we wish you a happy and...


Friday, October 11, 2019
Good Afternoon Members: Please note that the scheduled callout for Steamfitters for 2:30 pm this afternoon has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Register Now For Children's Christmas Party in Calgary!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
We are now taking registrations for the Children's Christmas Party in Calgary! This year's event will take place on Sunday, December 8, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Shakers Fun Centre - 9900 Venture Avenue SE. Please fill out the registration form attached and return by November 22 - Space is limited...

Federal Election 2019: Where The Parties Stand On Key Issues

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
As we prepare to head to the polls, here's an excellent synopsis of where the major federal parties stand on the issues that concern you the most: https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/elections/federal/2019/party-platforms/

Federal Election 2019 - Advance Polls and Where to Vote

Monday, October 7, 2019
A number of questions have been asked about getting time off work to vote as well as advance polls for the upcoming Federal Election. Please click on the link below for answers to questions you may have as we approach the Monday, October 21 vote: https://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=med...

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA Safety Courses

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
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...

Federal Election 2019 - Your Vote Matters!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Members: As a means of keeping you informed on the issues that matter to you, the voter, UA Canada has provided each Local with a daily election briefing. These are daily postings and we will have all your federal election news including polling numbers, policies and where the leaders will be on...

Campaign Literature Newsletter - Officer Eelections 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Members: Please find attached all the information you need regarding campaign literature content, deadlines and pricing for the 2019 Local 488 Officer Election. A reminder that all Local 488 election information is available under the "Your Local 488" heading at the top of the website. Scroll down...

Local 488 Elections - News and Information

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Local 488 Elections are coming December 2019. For all information regarding the nomination of officers, rules for campaigning, literature guidelines and much more, please click on the following link: https://www.local488.ca/your-488/local-488-elections . Keep checking back as this page will be...

Robert J. Watson Bursary Reaches The Halfway Point!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Please be advised that the 2019 RJW Bursary Program has reached the halfway point to completion. Click on the attached advertisement for information regarding eligibility requirements. The bursaries have increased this year to $2000.00 and 100 bursaries are available to supplement the cost of post-...