December 2018

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...

Employment Opportunities for Plumbers at UA Local 170

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
UA Local 170 is currently hiring Plumbers to work in British Columbia. Please click on the following attachment for all the details.

The Dangers of Right to Work Legislation

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The following PowerPoint was presented at the Northern Representatives meeting in Fort McMurray last week. This presentation is a must read for all members on the dangers that Right to Work legislation brings. Although the content is slanted towards what is happening in the United States, many...

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA and BSO Safety Courses

Friday, December 7, 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...

Pipeline Petition - Let's Get This Built!

Friday, December 7, 2018
The Government of Alberta has been fighting hard for Pipeline jobs. The bottom line is that if we cannot get our product to tidewater, the whole country loses. Please take the time to sign the petition below and send a strong message to BC and the rest of Canada - We need to get this pipeline built...

November 2018

Local 488 Well Represented at Bill C-69 Rally

Friday, November 30, 2018
A special thank you to all of our Brothers and Sisters who took part in the rally against Bill C-69 this morning. All of you let it be known that this piece of legislation is a slap in the face to our industry and livelihoods. Well done 488!

New Welding Shop Hours

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Brothers and Sisters: Please note that the Welding Shop will be shutting down the evening shift until further notice beginning Friday, November 30th. Our regular hours will be Monday to Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Local 488 Ski Night!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Local 488 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 first serve. Skiers will have access to 12 runs including the Big Terrain Park which...

New Merchandise In Time For The Holidays!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
We are very excited to announce that we have some great new merchandise that just arrived this week! These items come in all shapes and sizes so please stop by Dispatch or click on the link below and have a look! The prices are as follows: Long-Sleeve Shirts: $30.00 Short-Sleeve Shirts: $25.00...

Pipeline Newsletter for November Now Available!

Monday, November 5, 2018
The November 2018 edition of the Pipeline Newsletter is now availabe. Have a read and find out what's happening at YOUR Union.