April 2017

Kinder Morgan - Keep your promise to BC!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Thunderclap.it! Support is being gathered to prompt Kinder Morgan to partner with the most experienced and skilled workforce to build the Trans Mountain pipeline. As Kinder Morgan are putting profits before safety, Canadians are at risk. Pipelines built with experienced Canadian workers will be...


Monday, April 24, 2017
The Quality Control Council (QCC) is once again providing scholarships of up to $2,500.00 for 2017. The Matt Bakker Scholarships were created, in 1992, in honour of an Executive founding member of the QCC, Matt Bakker. Please click on the link to see if you are eligible.

Local 488 Golf Tournament Quickly Approaching!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Just a quick reminder that the UA Local 488 Golf Tournament in support of STARS Air Ambulance is just around the corner! Early bird registration ends on May 1, so please take advantage of the discount and register today!

Rally For Labour Rights/Safety Before Profits

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
A Rally for Labour Rights will be held Sunday, April 30 at the Alberta Legislative Grounds. Please click on the link to find out more. Also, the B.C. Coalition for Safety Before Profits and its members have launched an online campaign to tell Kinder Morgan to keep their promise to the citizens of...

Register Now! Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) Course June 5-9

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) will be running an Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) course from June 5-9, 2017. This program is 40 hours in duration and is intended for individuals that will be developing or implementing facets of the Advanced Work Packaging and WorkFace Planning program within...

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA and BSO Safety Courses

Monday, April 10, 2017
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 and BSO safety courses. For Local 488 members in good standing, there is no cost for taking these courses. The costs for...

Reimbursement Of Work-Ready Workforce Training Courses

Monday, April 10, 2017
Please read the following as it relates to the reimbursement of Work-Ready Workforce training courses.

Important Reminder Regarding Your CSTS-09 Upgrade

Friday, April 7, 2017
Please read the following message as it pertains to upgrading version 3.2 of CSTS to CSTS - 09. If you are one of the few registrants who have not yet completed CSTS -09, you will have until May 15, 2017 to register and do so. After May 15, you will have to take the full 6-hour course. For more...

March 2017


Friday, March 31, 2017
Please read this important message regarding a Special Call meeting to discuss the current state of the Sprinkler industry.

How to Register for a Local 488 Website Account/Link To Union Manager

Friday, March 31, 2017
Please read the following instructions for registering for a UA Local 488 account as well as how to link your account to Union Manager.