March 2020


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Good Morning Members: Further to Business Manager McKay's message yesterday afternoon, we have added some additional resources to help you navigate the many questions you may have regarding the COVID-19 virus. Please click on the link below for more information.


Monday, March 16, 2020
Members of the Retired Members Association (RMA): Please note that the Brunch and Show scheduled for April 5, 2020 in Devon has been cancelled as has the April 1 RMA Lunch/Meeting. We thank you for your patience.

Syncrude Delays Spring Shutdown

Monday, March 16, 2020
Members: Please note that Syncrude has just announced the they are delaying their Spring Shutdown due to the COVID-19 virus. Please read the following news release from our friends at the Building Trades of Alberta regarding this delay. Local 488 will continue to update all events related to the...


Monday, March 16, 2020
Please note that the Plumbing Membership meeting set for March 24, 2020 and the Sprinkler Membership meeting scheduled for April 2, 2020 have both been cancelled. Please continue to check back on the Local 488 website for further information. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Friday, March 13, 2020
Now More Than Ever, It's Important to Create a User Account With Local 488 Before you start, please add: to your contacts and/or trusted senders list to ensure that you receive the required email to complete the registration. Why create a user account on


Thursday, March 12, 2020
Our goal at Local 488 is to limit personal contact during the COVID- 19 pandemic. Please note that as a precautionary measure, Local 488 will be closed until further notice. All dispatching will take place via the website - If you need help with the Online Dispatch Form,...

Important Message From The United Association Regarding Coronavirus (COVID‐19)

Monday, March 9, 2020
Members: Please read this important communication from General President Mark McManus concerning the Coronavirus (COVID‐19).

Important Information On CSTS -09 and CSTS 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020
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 improvements that...

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA Safety Courses

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
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...

February 2020

C-Pressure Certificate of Competency/Journeyperson B-Pressure Certificate of Competency

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Members: The Local 488 Welding Shop will have a Safety Codes Officer on retention again this year to accommodate C-Pressure and B-Pressure Testing from April 6th through to the 24th. This is a great opportunity for 2nd or 3rd year apprentices to obtain a C-Pressure Certificate of Competency as well...