February 2021

First Annual Peter and Ingrid Mras Apprentice Scholarship Award

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Brothers and sisters, please check out the link for information on the First Annual Peter and Ingrid Mras Scholarship Award for Apprentices.

Federal Support for Workers affected by COVID-19

Friday, February 5, 2021
Attention Members, Please see the attached information regarding updated federal support for workers who may be affected by Covid19.

January 2021

2021 Actims Women in Trades Awards and Bursaries Program

Friday, January 29, 2021
The Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program was created to recognize women who are members of the Canadian Building Trades, and to bring awareness of employment opportunities for women in the skilled trades. Click the links below to see who is eligible and the requirements needed.

Survey from the Government of Canada

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
*Attention all Members* Please share and take the time to complete this short survey from the government of Canada to express your concerns and ideas for how they can “stimulate job creation, strengthen and grow the middle class, and build a better economy.” This is our opportunity to voice our...

Local 488 Offices Re-Opening with Restrictions

Friday, January 22, 2021
We are very excited to announce all Agents, Representatives and Staff will be returning to the office full time, effective January 25th, at 8 am. Please read the notice below for more information.

Income Tax Deduction Helpful Links

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Local 488 would like to share the following links to assist our members who may be unaware of some tax benefits offered to apprentices and tradespeople in the construction industry. We understand that 2020 was a difficult year for many members and their families, and that every little bit helps...

UA Local 488 Welding Shop and Pipeline Yard - Hours Update

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Please note the Welding Shop and Pipeline Yard will re-open for practice Monday, January 25, 2021 by appointment only. Welding shop phone number 780-451-6880 Welding Shop: Practice shifts: 7:30 to 11:30 am & 12:00 pm to 4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday Job testing will take...

Open Registration at Alberta Pipe Trades College

Monday, January 18, 2021
There are still seats available for some Local 488 upgrading courses and Apprenticeship classes. Please read the notice below and contact the Alberta Pipe Trades College @ 780-488-1266 for more information.

Long Term Maintenance Contract

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Please read the notice below concerning the status of the Long Term Maintenance Contract at Firebag.

December 2020

Important Notice from Business Manager

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Please see the attached document for important information regarding the Shell Scotford site. This notice is to inform you, one of Local 488's signatory contractors lost a portion of work to a non-union contractor (AECOM) at the Shell Scotford site. SEC. 195. (a) of our constitution states 'A...