March 2019

UA Canada/Local 488 COMET Course Coming in March!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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.

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA Safety Courses

Tuesday, March 5, 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...

Letters RE: Drug Testing At Suncor Sites

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please read the following correspondence from companies regarding random drug testing procedures at all Suncor sites. In addition, please read the additional attached document that explain the differences in the Suncor and Canadian Models.

Upcoming Pipeline Meeting

Monday, March 4, 2019
Members: Please note that there will be an important Pipeline Meeting on Saturday, March 30 beginning at 10:00 am at the Norm Darbyshire Hall. This meeting is for pipeline members only.

February 2019

ACTIMS Women in Trades Awards & Bursary Program 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Last year, ACTIMS held the fourth Women in Trades Awards & Bursary Program for members of the Building Trades who are working in the heavy industrial construction/maintenance industries in Canada. From the dozens of applications received, they were able to recognize three (3) women from various...

Corporate Wellness Rate Sheet

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Members: Please check out the City of Edmonton's Corporate Wellness Program Rate Sheet. See the many benefits provided and sign up today!

Important FAQ's on Random Drug Testing at the Suncor Site

Monday, February 25, 2019
Members: There has been much discussion on random drug testing at the Suncor site. Please find attached an important document that will help answer any questions you may have.

Blood Drive Campaign With Canadian Blood Services

Friday, February 15, 2019
In the upcoming months, the Building Trades of Alberta affiliates will take part in a Blood Drive Campaign with Canadian Blood Services. Please see the attached document for more and look for additional information in the upcoming weeks.

Local 488 Welcomes!

Thursday, February 14, 2019
We want to welcome aboard the newest contractor to UA Local 488. is a focused company striving to be the best residential fire protection company in Alberta and we are glad to be their partner and to work with them in helping them grow their business in Edmonton and...

New Welding Shop Hours

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please note that the Welding Shop will now be open evenings. Hours of operation will be Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.