News & Events
Please view the job posting below for information regarding the dispatcher position at our Local 488 Edmonton office. CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION BY EMAIL. Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12:00 NOON, Monday, October 18, 2021.
We have received calls regarding members experiencing issues when attempting to pay dues on the website with their iPhones. Our I.T. department is aware and working to correct these bugs, however, there is a temporary solution. On your mobile device, when prompted to pay with your credit card, use the “Scan New Card” feature on your iPhone instead of manually entering your card info, and this should fix the problem. If you are still experiencing problems, please contact our Business Development Rep, Boyd.Currie@Local488.ca for assistance.
Thank you for your patience as we iron out bugs in the new website.
Please see attached notice of office closure in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as well as a message from UA Director of Canadian Affairs Terry Snooks.
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.
UA Local 488
Attention RMA members: An attendee at our September 1, 2021 luncheon meeting has tested positive for COVID. As a precaution we recommend that attendees book a COVID test through www.albertahealthservices.ca or contact your pharmacy.