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Important News & Events Notice

GMPA/NMA Major Changes Coming!!


We have some more good news from the Local.  For those working under the GMPC/NMC Agreement, we are excited to announce that effective January 1, 2023, double time (DT) and hours earned have returned in the 2023/2024 agreement. 

  • DT will now begin at after ten (10) hours on all regular workdays
  • DT for all hours worked on Saturdays
  • DT for all hours worked on Sundays (for both Long-Term and Short-Term Maintenance workers)
  • DT for all hours on all Statutory Holidays
  • We have eliminated the $0.75 difference for LTM in the Fort McMurray area

This announcement is well deserved and will surely help our members to live a better quality of life. 

Please see below and click on the link to read the full announcement from the GPMC.

Fraternally Yours,

Rod McKay

Business Manager

Local Union 488

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Our Alberta Pipe Trades College partners with Edmonton Public School Board!

The Alberta Pipe Trades College is excited to partner with Edmonton Public Schools with a fully funded Introduction to the Pipe Trades program for high school students. The first class will be attending training at the APTC Jan 31 – April 14, 2023. Successful students will be receiving credit towards their high school diploma.

This is great news for us and the industries we represent to encourage youth to get into the trades!