May 2019

Skills Canada Alberta Another Success!

Friday, May 10, 2019
The 2019 Skills Canada Alberta competition was another huge success for Local 488 and the Alberta Pipe Trades College. Thousands of students passed through our Try-A-Trade and display booths each day and learned about potential careers in the piping trades. Congratulations to our Local 488...

Matt Bakker Scholarship - Apply Now!

Friday, May 10, 2019
The Quality Control Council (QCC) is once again providing scholarships of up to $2,500.00, for 2019. The Matt Bakker Scholarships were created, in 1992, in honour of an Executive founding member of the QCC, Matt Bakker. Brother Bakker worked tirelessly on behalf of the all unionized members and...

Local 488's Cody Telford on the Importance of Unions and Skilled Trades

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
This week the 2019 Canada’s Building Trades Unions Legislative Conference took place in Ottawa. In this video clip, Brother Cody Telford shares some wise words on the importance of Unions and Skills Training. https://youtu.be/O7rIurCEFi8

April 2019

Important Notification on Working Directly Through Boilermakers Local 146 Hall

Friday, April 26, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please read this important notification from Business Manager Robert Taylor on working directly through the Boilermakers Local 146 Hall.

Local 488 Election Committee Message

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Members: It will soon be that time again! Yes, 2019 is an election year for us at the Local as well. Please read the following message from Local 488's Election Committee.

BTA Blood Battle!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Members: IBEW 424 Next Gen Initiative and Build Together Alberta have teamed up to run a BTA BLOOD BATTLE! All Local unions within the Building Trades of Alberta have been registered as a Partner for Life with Canadian Blood Services. From April 1 - August 31st, 2019, go into any Canadian Blood...

Important - Please Update Your NCSO Information

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Attention all Members: We are currently updating our database for NCSO (National Construction Safety Officer) tickets and we ask that you take the time to call us and validate your NCSO certifications. We also ask that you spread this message to your colleagues in the field. To update your NCSO...

Updated Jurisdictional Areas For Business Agents/Representatives

Monday, April 8, 2019
Members: Please find attached a revised list of jurisdictional areas for Local 488's Business Agents/Representatives.

March 2019

Important - Please Update IRATA Information

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Attention all Members: We are currently updating our database for IRATA tickets and we ask that you take the time to call us and validate your IRATA certifications. We also ask that you spread this message to your colleagues in the field. To update your IRATA information, please contact Stacey...

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.