January 2021

Long Term Maintenance Contract

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

Your Spring/Summer Shutdown Schedule is now available!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Members, your Spring/Summer Shutdown Schedule is now available for your viewing. As we get more information, the schedule will be updated accordingly.

First Annual Peter and Ingrid Mras Apprentice Scholarship Award

Monday, January 11, 2021
Brothers and sisters, please check out the link for information on the First Annual Peter and Ingrid Mras Scholarship Award for Apprentices.

Nominations to the 40th United Association General Convention

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Nominations to the 40th United Association General Convention San Diego, California, August 22-27, 2021 UA Local 488 has been directed by the General President to conduct Nominations and Election of Convention Delegates using the Alternative Procedure for Nominations. A full explanation of that...

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...

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 21, 2020
As the holiday season arrives and we usher away a turbulent 2020, I hope you are able to spend some time relaxing and finding ways to recharge. By working together throughout the year, we have managed to navigate a bumpy road. Thank you for your on-going commitment and support of Local 488's many...

Please Sign

Sunday, December 20, 2020
*** Help Stop Michigan from closing Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline *** Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is trying to close the Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline. This action will cost thousands of jobs on both sides of the border and cripple the economy in the Sarnia, Ontario area. The closure directly affects...

Reminder- CSTS 2020 is offered at no charge until Dec. 31/20

Friday, December 18, 2020
Just a quick reminder that CSTS 2020 is free only until the end of December 2020. If you haven't completed it yet, please do so as soon as you can. UA Local 488 members can go to the ACSA website @ www.youracsa.ca to take the course. If anyone has any problem getting on the program, completing the...

Local 488 Holiday Message

Friday, December 18, 2020
“A reminder that the offices of Local 488 will be closed for the following days - December 24th, 25th, 28th, 31st , January 1st and will re-open January 4th. Our Staff and Entertainment Committee would like to share this heartfelt story from Santa’s Anonymous to which we are proud to support year...

Important Notice- Letter of Understanding

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Attention Members: *Important Notice* - Letter Of Understanding - Please see attached notice from Brett Mackenzie – Executive Director of the GPMC/NMC in regards to rolling over of language regarding breaks for long term maintenance. Effective January 1, 2021 there will be a twelve (12) month...