January 2019

How To Bring A Labour Union to Alberta

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please take the time to view this very timely video put together by Brother Lorin Bates, Business Development Representative with UA Canada. Brother Bates does a fantastic job explaining how to form a Labour Union in Alberta. In addition, Lorin discusses the many benefits that...

Sprinklerfitter Courses Offered in 2019!

Friday, January 4, 2019
Local 488 and the Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) have a number of Sprinklerfitter courses scheduled for 2019. Please click on the link below for these courses. If you are interested in registering, please contact the Registrar at the APTC - (780) 482-9529.

December 2018

Say NO to Bill C-69

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Brothers and Sisters: Please take the time to sign the following petition urging the federal government to put the brakes on Bill C-69. This Bill is a dagger pointed directly at Alberta’s energy sector and the province’s ability to build new energy projects and gain access to markets beyond the...

The Dangers of Right to Work Legislation

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The following PowerPoint was presented at the Northern Representatives meeting in Fort McMurray last week. This presentation is a must read for all members on the dangers that Right to Work legislation brings. Although the content is slanted towards what is happening in the United States, many...

October 2018

Important Notice - Working on Travel Cards

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Please contact the hall for important information on Rules, Regulations, and Procedures as they pertain to Travel Cards. If you have any additional questions, please call (780) 452-7080 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm (MST) on weekdays and ask for the Travel Card department.

September 2018

Important Message Regarding Testing at Local 488 Weld Shop

Monday, September 24, 2018
Please note that a B-Pressure Certificate of Competency (otherwise known as the "White Card") is a requirement for any type of testing at the Local 488 Weld Shop. You must have the White Card present with you when you enter the shop. This is a requirement by law for testing as well as working on...

Important - Policies and Procedures for Dispatching

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Please read the Local 488 Policies and Procedures for Dispatching as outlined by Business Manager Robert Taylor.

August 2018

Elections and the Importance of YOUR Vote

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Voting is a privilege, right and duty of each and every component of a democratic system, i.e., us, the people. It's a moral responsibility of all eligible citizens of a society. Sadly, the truth is, nowadays, many stay away from the process, for varying reasons. As will be noted in September's...

July 2018

Important Changes To Out-Of-Work Board

Monday, July 30, 2018
Please read the following notice as it pertains to important changes that have been implemented by Local 488 Dispatch to the Out of Work Board to match the Local 488 Working Rules & By-Laws as stated in section 4.17.

Important Notice: Rescind and Reissue of Pressure Tack Welder Certificate of Competency Cards

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Please read the attached document as it pertains to the rescinding and reissuing of Pressure Tack Welder Certificate of Competency Cards. If you have any questions, please contact Sean Johnston at (780) 451-6880.