March 2020

Employment Insurance and Emergency Financial Support As Of March 30, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020
Brothers and Sisters: Please view the following attachment as it contains valuable information on the federal government's changes to employment insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Note: These changes have been updated to March 30, 2020.

Safety Certifications - COVID-19 Update

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Members: Please read this important notice regarding safety certifications. These will now be extended to September 1, 2020 as there will be very few safety training providers open for business as of April 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Waples at the Alberta Pipe Trades...

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?...

February 2020

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...

January 2020

Inclement Weather and Local 488 Welding Yard Operations

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Good Morning Members: With inclement weather in the forecast, the Local 488 Welding Yard will be open on a day-to-day basis depending on weather conditions. We ask that you please call us at (780) 451-6880 before coming in. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mental and Emotional Health in the Oil Patch

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Members: When you have the opportunity, please view the following documentary on the mental and emotional anguish that is all too common among Alberta's oil and gas workers. Digging in the Dirt is a documentary examining men’s mental health in the oil and gas industry, featuring workers who have...

Important Message From General President Mark McManus

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Members: Please take the time to read the following letter from General President Mark McManus regarding recent developments at UA Canada.

Letters RE: Drug Testing At Suncor Sites

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Brothers and Sisters: Please read the following correspondence from companies regarding random drug testing procedures at all Suncor sites. In addition, please read the additional attached document that explain the differences in the Suncor and Canadian Models.

Important - Please Update IRATA Information

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Attention all Members: We are currently updating our database for IRATA tickets and we ask that you take the time to call us and validate your IRATA certifications. We also ask that you spread this message to your colleagues in the field. To update your IRATA information, please contact Stacey...

Alberta Pipe Trades College Course Calendars

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Good Morning Members: Please note that the APTC course calendar is now available for viewing below. The calendar is also available on the APTC website. We will have hard copies of the calendar available in the next week or so at the College. Please check out the courses we offer and register soon!...