June 2019

Local 488 Weld Test Training Centre - C-Pressure Qualification for Fall Shutdowns

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: The Local 488 Weld Test Centre is looking for any Second or Third Year Welding Apprentices as well as Journeyman without a B-Pressure ticket that are interested in getting a C-Pressure Qualification for the Fall Shutdowns. This would be only for ACTIMS sites - Suncor (Fort...

Trans Mountain Pipeline Wins Approval

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The Government of Canada has again approved the Trans Mountain expansion project, a crucial next step for the much-delayed pipeline project designed to carry nearly a million barrels of oil from Alberta's oilpatch to the B.C. coast each day. Watch live: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tasker-trans...

Suncor North Online Orientation Help Sheet

Monday, June 17, 2019
Members: Please click on the valuable link below for a reference guide that describes how to navigate to and access the Suncor Contractor Portal for first time or returning users.

Support the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Friday, June 14, 2019
The Building Trades of Alberta and Local 488 understand the value of getting product to market in the most cost-effective, safest way possible. We support the construction of Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. Please click on the following link and sign the Support TMX petition to the Government of...

Local 488 Golf Tournament Another Huge Success!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Many thanks this morning for all who attended the Local 488 Charity Golf Tournament yesterday. Together, we raised $20,000 for DRIFCan - Direct Funding for CURE based diabetes research! Moreover, a big congratulations to long-time member and community volunteer, Mr. Jack Hubler. It was announced...

Pipeline Newsletter For June, 2019 Now Available!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
The June 2019 edition of the Pipeline Newsletter is now available online. Please read the reports and stay informed about what is happening at YOUR union.

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA Safety Courses

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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...

ACSA's WHIMIS 2015 Worker Education Now Free and Online!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Members: Please note that if you do not have WHMIS 2015, please read the instructions on the attached document and receive the training for free.

May 2019

Local 488 Welders Advisory Committee

Friday, May 31, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: If there are any Journeymen Welders interested in being a part of the Local 488 Welders Advisory Committee, please call Sean Johnston - Senior Welding Examiner/Shop Manager. Sean can be reached at (780) 451-6880 or by email: seanj@ept488.ca . Thanks very much!

A Message From Business Manager Robert Taylor Regarding Collective Bargaining

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please read this important update from Business Manager Robert Taylor on the status of the ICI Negotiations