October 2018

Lest We Forget

Friday, October 19, 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...

Important Notice For All Pipeline Travel Cards

Friday, October 19, 2018
Attention All Pipeline Travel Cards: After layoffs, you must call the Local in the jurisdiction that you were working and have your card sent back to us at Local 488. Your name will be placed back on the Out-Of-Work Board in the order that Travel Cards are received at Local 488.

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA and BSO Safety Courses

Tuesday, October 16, 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...

Terrific New Merchandise Now Available!

Monday, October 15, 2018
Brothers and Sisters: We have just received some fantastic new merchandise! Come to Dispatch and check out our new jackets, sweaters and hoodies! Remember, our canvas and fleece jackets have been marked down substantially and would serve as the perfect Christmas present! Please visit our Facebook...

Great Discount Offer From Clean Sleep!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
We have another great discount offer for you! The folks at Clean Sleep are offering a $30.00 discount to ALL UA Local 488 members on the cleaning of any size mattress. The regular retail cost for a queen mattress to be cleaned is $179.95. All you have to do call Laurie at 1-844-782-1039 or email...

Upcoming Plumber and Sprinkler Fitter Meetings in November

Friday, October 5, 2018
UA Local 488 will be holding two meetings next month (November) for our Commercial/Institutional Plumbers and Sprinkler Fitter members. The overall theme of these meetings will be the “State of the Industry” for both sectors. Please click on the link below for all details.

Let's Help Out! Donation Drive for Edmonton Food Bank

Thursday, October 4, 2018
UA Local 488 is having a donation drive for the Edmonton Food Bank. We appreciate all our members support in giving back to the communities in which we work, live and play! Our goal is to fill the Local 488 trailer with donations for the Holiday Season. Please click on the link below and see where...

September 2018

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...

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.