May 2020

Thank-you for your Generous Donations

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
We would like to send out a special thank-you and appreciation to our Staff and Members of Local 488, The Building Trades of Alberta, Local 47, Local 424, UFCW Local 401, Local 720 and Local 1, Bricklayers, who generously donated to the Fort McMurray Flood. It was brought to the MacAlpine...

Proud UA Members keeping COVID-19 at bay.

Friday, May 1, 2020
Click on the link below to see how some of our members are adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 2020

Fort McMurray Donations for Flood Evacuees

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Fort McMurray Donations for Flood Evacuees As many of you are already aware, thousands of Fort McMurray residents have once again been evacuated due to flooding caused by a 24 km long ice jam on the Athabasca River. Many have lost their homes once again. Local 488 would like to show our support by...

April 28 Day of Mourning

Monday, April 27, 2020
Please read this notice and join us for a moment of silence and remembrance on April 28, 2020 at 11 a.m. for the Day of Mourning.

Alberta Residents Only On Some Job Sites

Monday, April 27, 2020
Due to the COVID-19, some clients have placed temporary restrictions limiting calls to Alberta residents only. Please read the following letter from Local 488's Business Manager Rod McKay concerning these extra safety measures.

Members Access to Linked In Learning at Discounted Rate

Monday, April 27, 2020
Attention UA Local 488 members Local 488 members can access professional development courses through Linked in Learning. UA Canada has negotiated a significant discount for UA members. Please see attached information.

Local 488 Committee Election Results

Friday, April 24, 2020
Brothers and Sisters: Due to the COVID-19 virus the final results of the Committee Elections were delayed. The Local took the highest safety precautions in ensuring these ballots were counted fairly. Please see the final results below. Thanks to all of you who put your name forward for election -...

Important Notice concerning CERB and EI Payments

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Please read this very important notice as the Government has indicated that anyone who has received the CERB in instances where they should not have, will be required to repay the amount paid out.

Local 488 Introduces Plumbers 911

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Local 488 is looking to expand its market share into segments that we have not focused on for some time. That is why we are introducing Plumbers911 - https://www.plumbers911.ca/ . We are currently looking for members who are considering starting their own Plumbing business - we are here to help and...