September 2018

Important Message Regarding Ten-Day Rule

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Brothers and Sisters: It was brought to Dispatch's attention that the ten-day rule as written in our Bylaws has been misinterpreted in the past few weeks. Specifically, this is in regards to workers at the CNRL Horizon site. This problem potentially affected well over 100 members. Please read the...

Important Message Regarding Testing at Local 488 Weld Shop

Monday, September 24, 2018
Please note that a B-Pressure Certificate of Competency (otherwise known as the "White Card") is a requirement for any type of testing at the Local 488 Weld Shop. You must have the White Card present with you when you enter the shop. This is a requirement by law for testing as well as working on...

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA and BSO Safety Courses

Monday, September 24, 2018
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 and BSO safety courses. For Local 488 members in good standing, there is no cost for taking these courses. The costs for...

Two Instrument Fitter Courses Offered by APTC

Monday, September 24, 2018
The Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) will be offering two (2) Instrument Fitter courses in the upcoming weeks. The first will be held October 15-19, 2018. The second, will take place November 5-9, 2018. Please click on the link below for all details.

Local 488 Welding Shop Trial Run

Monday, September 24, 2018
The Local 488 Welding Shop will be conducting a trial run in order to determine if there is a need to keep the shop open during evening hours. From today (September 24) until October 19, the shop will be open from 7:30 am - 9:00 pm.

Important - Policies and Procedures for Dispatching

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Please read the Local 488 Policies and Procedures for Dispatching as outlined by Business Manager Robert Taylor.

2018 RJW Bursary Website Now Available!

Friday, September 14, 2018
The 2018 RJW Bursary website is now open and accepting applications for this year’s draw. Those eligible can now apply to win one of eighty-eight (88) one thousand ($1000.00) dollar bursaries. Applications must be submitted by November 14th, 2018 as the draw will take place the following week. All...

Lest We Forget

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
From the staff and members of the Local, our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of our Brothers and Sisters who have recently passed away. Their commitment and support of UA Local Union 488 will not be forgotten. For more information on memorial services, please click on the PDF at the...

Galaxyland Tickets on Sale Now!

Monday, September 10, 2018
Tickets for Galaxyland on now on sale! This event is being held October 13th from 7:30 - 10:30 pm at West Edmonton Mall. Tickets are $10.00 (no limit) and are available at the Dispatch Hall during regular working hours. Please note that these are cash-only purchases and there are no refunds or...

A Special Thanks to our Local 488 Volunteers!

Friday, September 7, 2018
A very special thanks go out this morning to all the individuals who donated their time and efforts for the Annual Local 488 Labour Day Barbeque. From left to right: Oskar Nerenberg, Herold Nerenberg, Jesse Carlson, Dave Campbell, Jose Da Silva, Rodney Carlson, Chris Lavers, Jack Hubler and Brian...