January 2019

How To Bring A Labour Union to Alberta

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please take the time to view this very timely video put together by Brother Lorin Bates, Business Development Representative with UA Canada. Brother Bates does a fantastic job explaining how to form a Labour Union in Alberta. In addition, Lorin discusses the many benefits that...

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA and BSO Safety Courses

Monday, January 14, 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 and BSO safety courses. For Local 488 members in good standing, there is no cost for taking these courses. The costs for...

ISPEC Level I & II Courses Now Offered!

Monday, January 14, 2019
The Alberta Pipe Trades College will be hosting ISPEC Levels I & II courses in the next few days and weeks. We still have spots available for each so please register today.

January 2019 Edition of the Pipeline Now Available!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
The January 2019 edition of the Pipeline Newsletter is now available online. If you haven't had the opportunity to read it, please have a look and see what is happening at YOUR UNION!

Registration Now Open For Skill City at Provincial Skills Canada Competition!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Registration is now open for Skill City at the 2019 Provincial Skills Canada Competition! Be a part of Alberta's largest career exploration experience at the Edmonton EXPO Centre. Engage with future employees, promote your industry, and network with like-minded organizations. https://skillsalberta...

Sprinklerfitter Courses Offered in 2019!

Friday, January 4, 2019
Local 488 and the Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) have a number of Sprinklerfitter courses scheduled for 2019. Please click on the link below for these courses. If you are interested in registering, please contact the Registrar at the APTC - (780) 482-9529.

UA Local 488 Welcomes Kevin Morin!

Thursday, January 3, 2019
UA Local Union 488 is pleased to announce that it has hired Brother Kevin Morin for the position of Business Representative for the Local. After a review of all the applicant resumes, the Local 488 Executive Board chose Brother Morin. Please join us in welcoming Kevin as the newest addition to our...

December 2018

Local 488 Ski Night! The Ultimate Stocking Stuffer!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Still looking for a last-minute gift idea? How about a night on the slopes with Local 488? We will be hosting a Ski Night at Sunridge Ski Hill on Saturday February 9th, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Members can rent equipment - please keep in mind that rentals are limited, and it will be first come...

UA Canada/Local 488 COMET Course Coming in March!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
UA Canada in conjunction with Local 488 will be hosting a Construction Organizing Membership Education Training Course (COMET) on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 9:00 am – noon in the Clifford Priestley Room. Please click on the link for all details.

Say NO to Bill C-69

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Brothers and Sisters: Please take the time to sign the following petition urging the federal government to put the brakes on Bill C-69. This Bill is a dagger pointed directly at Alberta’s energy sector and the province’s ability to build new energy projects and gain access to markets beyond the...