January 2020

Nominations For Local 488 Committees for the 2020 To 2023 Term

Monday, January 20, 2020
Please read the following attached document as it contains valuable information on voting and nomination eligibility requirements for the 2020 Local 488 Committee elections.

APTC To Host Introduction to Welding Program

Monday, January 20, 2020
The Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) will be hosting an Introduction to Welding Program February 24-28, 2020. This introductory course is aimed at preparing participants to challenge the CWB 4 position weld test using the Shielded Metal Arc Welding Process. Participants will be learning to use...

January 2020 Edition of the Pipeline Now Available!

Friday, January 17, 2020
The January 2020 edition of the Pipeline Newsletter is now available. Please have a look at the reports and updates that affect you - This is YOUR union.

Inclement Weather and Local 488 Welding Yard Operations

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Good Morning Members: With inclement weather in the forecast, the Local 488 Welding Yard will be open on a day-to-day basis depending on weather conditions. We ask that you please call us at (780) 451-6880 before coming in. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Union Savings - $10,000 Sweepstakes!

Monday, January 6, 2020
Union Savings is celebrating 30 incredible years with $10,000 sweepstakes for members! From now until June 30th, Union Savings will be giving away prizes to union members across the country such as an early bird prize of a trip for two to Las Vegas, a grand prize of $10,000 in July and monthly cash...

December 2019

2020 Spring/Summer Shutdown Schedule Now Available!

Thursday, December 19, 2019
Good Afternoon Members: The 2020 Spring/Summer Shutdown schedule is now ready for viewing. Please click on the link below to see what's in store for next year.

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA Safety Courses

Wednesday, December 18, 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 Introduces Plumbers 911

Monday, December 16, 2019
Local 488 is looking to expand its market share into segments that we have not focused on for some time. That is why we are introducing Plumbers911 - https://www.plumbers911.ca/ . We are currently looking for members who are considering starting their own Plumbing business - we are here to help and...

Important Message From General President Mark McManus

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Members: Please take the time to read the following letter from General President Mark McManus regarding recent developments at UA Canada.

November 2019

Mental and Emotional Health in the Oil Patch

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Members: When you have the opportunity, please view the following documentary on the mental and emotional anguish that is all too common among Alberta's oil and gas workers. Digging in the Dirt is a documentary examining men’s mental health in the oil and gas industry, featuring workers who have...