June 2019

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...

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...

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.

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!

Important Update on Negotiations (ICI)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Members: Please read the following update from Business Manager Robert Taylor on the current state of negotiations for a new Construction Collective Agreement.

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

Alberta Pipe Trades College - Registration Dates

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Please note the following registration dates for 2019 Academic Apprenticeship Training at the Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC): Steamfitter registration starts Monday, May 27, 2019 Welding registrations starts Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Plumbing registrations starts Wednesday, May 29, 2019 For more...

100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
May 15th marked the 100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike - a key date in the Union movement. Brother Allan Hansen took the time to look back at this key moment in history. Please click on the link for this important story that is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago.