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Important News & Events Notice

New Covid Restrictions

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

As you know, we are in the fourth wave of this horrific and dreadful pandemic.  Not only is the Delta variant contributing to an increase in Covid-19 cases, but Alberta’s ICU beds are also quickly filling up fast and threatening the lives of those who may need other urgent medical attention. Ensuring the safety of our staff, our members, and their families, Local 488 is reducing access to the building.

Effective Monday, September 20th at 5:00pm, the following will be implemented:

There is to be no in-person meetings (only exception is if it is vital to meet in person). All business is to be conducted via email, phone calls or Virtual.

The dispatch hall and RMA coffee counter will be closed.

All committee and trustee meetings will be held virtually.

The reason for this decision is listed below.

As of September 16 2021 Alberta as

  • 5,754,307 doses administered
  • 80.1% of Albertans 12 + with at least 1 dose
  • 71.8% of Albertans 12 + filly vaccinated
  • 1,496 adverse events following immunization or 0.026%

In closing, those members who have received their vaccination, I thank you.  For those who have not yet, or are thinking twice about getting vaccinated, I do understand there may be some hesitancy, but I strongly encourage we all do our part to protect our brothers and sisters, along with our loved ones.

Fraternally Yours

Rod McKay

Business Manager

UA Local 488

780 499-7983

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Attention RMA Members

Due to recent covid restrictions, we have cancelled the October Mayfield Dinner event as well as the RMA Christmas Party in November. The monthly luncheon meetings and the coffee counter service are also cancelled until further notice. We apologize and hope all members understand. Thank you

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Attention Members!!

We currently have open calls for the following trades for both Edmonton local jobs and Fort McMurray:

Apprentice Instrumentation technician

Apprentice Steamfitter

Journeyperson Alloy B pressure welder

Journeyperson Instrumentation Technician

Journeyperson Steamfitter

Journeyperson Sprinklerfitter

We encourage all members to pull slips at this time as we have seen an increase in turnaround scope that has resulted in a large amount of work for the UA.

If you have any friends or family that are not UA members and are interested to take jobs with us, please direct them to call our main office at 780-452-7080 for assistance.

Thank you for your support and please share this with anyone interested in going to work.

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Spots Available for Upcoming Courses

Our Education department has some upcoming classes in the next couple of weeks that still have some room in them for some specialized training.

These courses are in demand right now so if you know any members that would want to take them, please spread the word.

  • July 19-23 NAUSC Controlled Bolting
  • July 19-20 Basic Pipefitting
  • July 26-30 NAUSC Supervisor I

Please contact the Education Department @ 780-488-1266 to register.