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...

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!...

July 2019

Fall 2019 Shutdown Schedule Now Available!

Monday, July 22, 2019
Members: The Fall 2019 Shutdown Schedule has been updated to July 22, 2019. Please have a look at contractors, dates and locations.

June 2019

Local 488 Weld Test Training Centre - C-Pressure Qualification for Fall Shutdowns

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: The Local 488 Weld Test Centre is looking for any Second or Third Year Welding Apprentices as well as Journeyman without a B-Pressure ticket that are interested in getting a C-Pressure Qualification for the Fall Shutdowns. This would be only for ACTIMS sites - Suncor (Fort...

Local 488 Introduces Plumbers 911

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Local 488 is looking to expand its market share into segments that we have not focussed on for some time. That is why we are introducing Plumbers911. We are currently looking for members who are considering starting their own Plumbing business - we are here to help and assist you in developing a...

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.