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...


Thursday, February 6, 2020
Members: Please read the following letter as it pertains to the vandalism that took place at our Local and the Building Trades of Alberta. A reward is being offered in hopes of finding the individual(s) who committed this senseless crime. In addition, there was video of the crime taking place...

Revised Business Agents and Representatives

Monday, February 3, 2020
Good Afternoon Members: Please see the attached document for Local 488's Business Agents/Representatives as well as the jurisdictions they will serve.

January 2020

Inclement Weather and Local 488 Welding Yard Operations

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Good Morning Members: With inclement weather in the forecast, the Local 488 Welding Yard will be open on a day-to-day basis depending on weather conditions. We ask that you please call us at (780) 451-6880 before coming in. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Letters RE: Drug Testing At Suncor Sites

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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.

Important - Please Update IRATA Information

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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...

Alberta Pipe Trades College Course Calendars

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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!...

Mental and Emotional Health in the Oil Patch

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Members: When you have the opportunity, please view the following documentary on the mental and emotional anguish that is all too common among Alberta's oil and gas workers. Digging in the Dirt is a documentary examining men’s mental health in the oil and gas industry, featuring workers who have...

Important Message From General President Mark McManus

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Members: Please take the time to read the following letter from General President Mark McManus regarding recent developments at UA Canada.

Local 488 Introduces Plumbers 911

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Local 488 is looking to expand its market share into segments that we have not focused on for some time. That is why we are introducing Plumbers911 - https://www.plumbers911.ca/ . We are currently looking for members who are considering starting their own Plumbing business - we are here to help and...