December 2017

AWP & WFP Fundamentals Course - January 2018

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The Alberta Pipe Trades College is offering an Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) course from January 8 - 12, 2018. Please click on the link below for more details and register today!

New Merchandise Now Available!

Friday, December 8, 2017
Tis' the season for new merchandise! We have just received these new shirts - a great and inexpensive gift idea or the holidays! Also, to freshen up those stockings that have been in the basement all year, we have new air fresheners. Stop by Dispatch today and pick up a few of each!

In The News: Court issues Injunction Against Random Drug Tests For Suncor Employees

Thursday, December 7, 2017
An Edmonton judge has ordered oilsands giant Suncor not to proceed with plans to start random drug tests of its employees.​ Please read the full story here: ​


Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Please read the following as it contains important information from the January General Meeting regarding the Nomination of Committee Members.

Local 488 P&F Workwear Discount!

Monday, December 4, 2017
Local 488 is pleased to announce that members can now receive a 10% discount on P&F Workwear. Please check out various items that are available through Brasco Safety Inc.

November 2017

Online Registration Now Available For OSSA and BSO Safety Courses

Wednesday, November 29, 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...

Local 488 General Meeting

Monday, November 27, 2017
The next General Meeting will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Norm Darbyshire Dispatch Hall (16214 - 118 Avenue NW) in Edmonton.

1st Period Welder/1st Period Plumber Course Offerings

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) has openings for their 1st year Welding and Plumbing courses that will run from January 2 - February 23, 2018. Please contact the Registrar (780) 482-9529 and register today!

Alberta Pipe Trades College - Introduction to STT – MIG Process

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
The Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) will be running an Introduction to STT course that will be hosted and taught by Lincoln Electric. Please click on the link for more details.
Ryan Matsuba Says Thank You

Ryan Matsuba Says Thank You

Monday, November 6, 2017
First, I would like to begin by thanking everyone at Local 488 for all the support you have given me - it is greatly appreciated. My trip over to Abu Dhabi was truly an adventure of a lifetime and experiencing a world level competition was unforgettable. As for the competition, competitors had to...