February 2020

Important Information On CSTS -09 and CSTS 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Members: Please click on the link below for important information on CSTS 2020 - the upgraded version of CSTS-09. CSTS 2020 includes the most recent legislated changes to Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety Act, and reflects current industry best practices. Please see the improvements that...

Great Deals At Mark's!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Members: Mark’s has started their shop early and save events. Please see the attached flyer and shop Wednesday & Thursday (Feb. 26 and 27) and save some big money!

Local 488 and Alberta Pipe Trades College Now Offering Sprinkler Fitter Courses!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Local 488 and the Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) will be hosting several Sprinkler Fitter courses in 2020. Please click on the link below for a list of courses as well as start and end dates.

Free Edmonton Oil King Tickets Available!

Friday, February 14, 2020
We have a deal for you! Our Local 488 Supp Fund has purchased tickets to the Building Trades of Alberta - Oil Kings game night on March 21, 2020. We have 50 tickets to give away to members - this is on a first come, first serve basis. Please drop by Dispatch if you are interested - please note that...

ACTIMS Women in Trades Awards & Bursary Program 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Members: Last year, ACTIMS held the fourth Women in Trades Awards & Bursary Program for members of the Building Trades who are working in the heavy industrial construction/maintenance industries in Canada. From the dozens of applications received, they were able to recognize three (3) women...


Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Members: We are interested in your response to a very important poll question. We would like to know if given the option, would you prefer to drive yourself or take a flight provided by the Contractor for Turnaround work (Shutdowns) in Fort McMurray? Simply go to our homepage and select your...

Union Savings - $10,000 Sweepstakes!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Union Savings is celebrating 30 incredible years with $10,000 sweepstakes for members! We are one month into the contest but remember that you have until June 30th to enter! Union Savings is giving away prizes to union members across the country such as an early bird prize of a trip for two to Las...

West Edmonton Mall Waterpark Tickets Now On Sale!

Monday, February 10, 2020
Good Afternoon Members: Please note that tickets for the West Edmonton Mall Waterpark (March 14 - from 7:30 - 10:30 pm) are now on sale and can be purchased at the cashier in Dispatch during regular office hours. Tickets are $10.00 each - cash only please. Note: All attendees, including chaperones...

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA Safety Courses

Thursday, February 6, 2020
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...


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...