October 2019

Local 488 Elections - News and Information

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Local 488 Elections are coming December 2019. For all information regarding the nomination of officers, rules for campaigning, literature guidelines and much more, please click on the following link: https://www.local488.ca/your-488/local-488-elections . Keep checking back as this page will be...

Donation Drive Set To Begin For Edmonton Food Bank!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: UA Local 488 is having a donation drive for the Edmonton Food Bank. We appreciate all our members support in giving back to the communities in which we work, live and play! Our goal is to fill the Local 488 trailer with donations for the Holiday Season. Please click on the...

September 2019

Call Welding Shop To Book Courses Now!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The Local 488 Welding Shop is pleased to announce a number of upcoming courses in response to industry demands. We listened closely to your responses at the July 13, 2019 Special Called Welders Meeting that addressed the Alloy Welder shortage. Please have a look at the course offerings below and...

Local 488 Has A Large Number Of Open Calls Available For The Industrial Steamfitting Sector

Monday, September 23, 2019
UA Local 488 has a number of open calls available in all sectors. We currently have open calls for the following; Journeyman Steamfitter, Journeyman Welder, Alloy Welder, and Apprentice Pipefitters. We NEED our members' help to fill these calls. Please give us a call today - (780) 452-7080 or stop...

LOCAL 488 STILL IN NEED OF MANY MEMBERS TO APPLY TO WORK IN THE USA

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Good Morning Brothers and Sisters: Please note that we are still in need of members to apply to work in the United States. This opportunity is a 1-year Visa with an option to renew. We ask that you spread the word and share this information with friends, colleagues and other members. If you have...

Journeyman to B-Pressure Courses Now Available!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Good Afternoon Members: Please note that the Local 488 Weld Shop will be running two (2) Journeyman to B-Pressure courses. These will take place October 7 - 18 (8:00 am – 3:00 pm) and November 4 - 15 ( 8:00 am – 3:00 pm). A pre-requisite for this course is that participants must have an Alberta...

Pipeline Contractors Association of Canada Student Award Program

Friday, September 6, 2019
The Pipeline Contractors Association of Canada has financially supported students with their education since 1974. This year is no different. These awards are offered each year for a student enrolled in a full-time program at a recognized Canadian accredited post-secondary institution. An applicant...

Important Information On CSTS -09 and CSTS 2020

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Good Morning Members: Please click on the link below for important information on CSTS 2020 - the upgraded version of CSTS-09. CSTS 2020 includes the most recent legislated changes to Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety Act, and reflects current industry best practices. Please see the...

August 2019

Local 488 Election News Just A Click Away!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Members: The October 19, 2019 UA Local 488 Special Called Membership meeting will see the kickoff for nominations of Officers for the January 2020 to December 2022 term. In an effort to make things easier and more transparent, we have created a "one-stop" shop for you on the website. All upcoming...

Alberta Pipe Trades College Course Calendars

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Good Morning Members: Please note that the APTC course calendar is now available for viewing below. The calendar is also available on the APTC website. We will have hard copies of the calendar available in the next week or so at the College. Please check out the courses we offer and register soon!...