July 2018

Important Changes To Out-Of-Work Board

Monday, July 30, 2018
Please read the following notice as it pertains to important changes that have been implemented by Local 488 Dispatch to the Out of Work Board to match the Local 488 Working Rules & By-Laws as stated in section 4.17.

Important Notice: Rescind and Reissue of Pressure Tack Welder Certificate of Competency Cards

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Please read the attached document as it pertains to the rescinding and reissuing of Pressure Tack Welder Certificate of Competency Cards. If you have any questions, please contact Sean Johnston at (780) 451-6880.

June 2018

Updated Occupational Health and Safety Laws

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The Government of Alberta recently updated Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety laws for the first time in over 40 years. Please read the announcement here: https://www.alberta.ca/ohs-changes.aspx

A Big Thanks to Our Crew at the Gilead Site!

Friday, June 8, 2018
Please read the following update provided by Ross Finnemore, Superintendent from BFI. A great job done by the Local 488 crew working at the Gilead site!

Pipeline Yard Update

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Please note that the Dwight York Pipeline Training Facility has reopened. See the attached document for all rules and regulations.

May 2018

Important Notice Regarding Transition From AB to UA Steamfitter

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Please read the following steps and criteria that are needed to transition from an AB Steamfitter to UA Steamfitter.

APTC Course Offerings for Next School Year

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Please click on the link provided for the Alberta Pipe Trades College apprenticeship course offerings for the next school year.

UA Now Has An App!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The United Association is pleased to announce the roll out of their new App! Phase I offers information about the UA including video access and the UA Journal, tools for education, training and organizing right at your fingertips! Please click on the link for more.

April 2018

Notice Regarding Pipeline Welding Inspectors

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Please note that Inspection is trade-related work. Members who are working Inspection are required to take their names off of the out-of-work board. This work will be classed as "special" and members are required to pay non-working dues. Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this matter.

New Online OSSA Basic Safety Orientation Course Now Available

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Skilled workers will now have another method for taking the OSSA Basic Safety Orientation (BSO) course - an online version has been released today. Please click on the link for all details. ​