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Important Notice

Fort McMurray Update

Attention all members,

Due to the ongoing wildfire situation in the Wood Buffalo Municipality the Local 488 Fort Mcmurray office will not be open, Local 488 Agents will be available at our Edmonton office and by phone.

Thank you,

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Important News & Events Notice

2024-2025 APTC Apprenticeship Class Schedule

APTC will begin taking registrations for apprenticeship classes next school year next week! Registrations start each day at 8:30 am and can be completed in person or via phone (780 488 1266). Students must present their AIT number and payment in full to reserve their seat in the upcoming class. Please note that individual trades will have an opening day of registration for their trade to eliminate long line ups. Starting May 21, 2024 registrations for any classes will start.


Tuesday May 14, 2024 – Plumber

Wednesday May 15, 2024 – Welder

Thursday May 16, 2024 – SFPF

Friday May 17, 2024 – 1st period Common

Thank you,

Chris Waples, B. Ed., RSE

Director of Education

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Important Notice

Members Assistance Program (MAP)

Attention All Members

We have had reports lately of members having issues contacting Telus Health (Formerly Lifeworks/Morneau Shepell) for EFAP/support services and the members have been turned away and  advised that Local 488 has no access to benefits.

In order for the call taker / intake worker at Telus Health to positively identify Local 488 members coverage,  the individual must clearly identify that they are UA Local 488 and also identify the connection to the UA Canada Wellness Program.

Please ensure that you are also calling the correct number 1-833-778-2627.

Please note that “Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 488” will not work and you will be turned away.

Thank you,

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Important Notice

Supplementary Fund Pipeline

Calling all Local 488 members!

The Supplementary Fund Trustees want to highlight YOU and your achievements in our upcoming June Pipeline newsletter. If you or your child have benefited from our Education Bursaries and successfully completed post-secondary education, we want to feature your story!

Submit a brief bio along with details such as years of service, the program completed, a photo of you and your child, and how the Local 488 Supplementary Fund bursary has impacted your journey.

Hurry, submissions close on April 16, 2024. By sending your bio, you agree to have your story featured in the newsletter if selected.

Send your entry to today! Let’s celebrate your success together!