June 2018

Nice Work at Scotford!

Monday, June 18, 2018
A big THANK YOU to Chris and his Ed Ex pipefitter crew for all their hard work in supporting the refinery DHU T/A event on Nightshift. They helped remove and replace dozens of valves, doing it incident free by putting Safety First .

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.

Welcome to the Local 488 Team, Cody Telford!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Please join us in welcoming our new Business Representative/Organizer, Cody Telford, to the Local 488 family. Brother Telford has been a member of the Local for 8 years and is excited about the opportunity to provide a good quality of life to our membership and families.

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. ​