IMPORTANT NOTICE
TO ALL UA CANADIAN LOCAL UNIONS

Re: Manpower demands
UA Local Union #488

Dear Sir & Brothers:

UA Local Union #488 has open call for Specialty Welders (Chrome, Stainless, Carbon, etc.).

Please check our website at www.local488.ca under 'Dispatch' then click 'Journeymen', select 'B Pressure Welder' for more information regarding these open calls.

Please have your members, interested in working out of our Local Union, go to our website at www.local488.ca (under 'Dispatch') and utilize our Create Account form (include scanned copies of membership car, Government Issued photo ID, CSTS09 card, current welding tickets, safety training tickets, and reciprocity authorization form). Once completed they can utilize Online Dispatch.

Except for the trade listed above, there is no demand for travel card mmembers at this time.

Fraternally Yours,
Robert Taylor
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
UA Local Union #488



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  • Local 71

    United Association of Journeymen and
    Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting
    Industry of the USA and Canada

What's New

4-09-2018
Canada's National Day of Morning Ceremony

Quebec has determined that their National Day of Mourning Ceremonies will be held at 12 noon on Friday April 27th,2018. The Gatineau public ceremony will be held at 1 Wellington Street Gatineau(west of Montcalm Street at the historic Theatre de L'ile/Island of the Theatre ) in the Ruisseau de la Brasserie. Parking may be an issue so arrive early.

4-05-2018
Plumbing License
We would like to congratulate Miss Kelly-Sun Maisonneuve, Mr. Jamy Bonsall and David Nantel for the obtention of their Plumbing License. You should be proud of your achievement !
2-14-2018
Officers whom received oath of obligation with Terry Snooks
2-14-2018
Glen Romain receiving his 25 years of service watch with the United Association
2-05-2018
Safety Alert!

A worker was soldering pipe with a b-tank and acetylene turbo torch. When he went to relight his torch, a ball of fire came out of the lower handle.... click here to continue reading

1-29-2018
Local 71 2017 Election Results

As per members request, following are the results of the 2017 November Election.

click here to download election results

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Happy Birthday

Thom Brooks

John Jr Gallant

JamieKennedy

Justin Duncan

Michel Girard

Derek Lebreton

Important

2018-04-06
Open call for Specialty Welders

UA Local Union #488 has open call for Specialty Welders (Chrome, Stainless, Carbon, etc.)
more

2018-01-01
Summer 2018 Shutdown Schedule Local 488

Please ensure that you follow all instructions and register your trade certificates when applying
Click here to download schedule

2017-01-01
New rules for Local 488 members

Since January 1st, 2017, the Local 488 applies their new rules.
more

2018-001-01
Attention Welders

Starting Friday, July 24th, we are re-starting the "Open Fridays" for the welders who want to come and practice from 7:00am to 11:00am.

2018-01-01
Local 71 : Working At Heights

Registration for the new mandatory ministry of labour course
Click Here For Details


Notices

9/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
Rules to obtain a competence card from the province of Quebec
Plumbers and Steamfitters
If you are a member residing in Ontario and your licence is valid in Ontario, if you have your Basic Fall Protection, WHMIS, Basic Health and Safety courses of Ontario or your Health and Safety course from the province of Quebec, it’s free. If you don’t have those courses, it’s $10.00. You will have to show proof of residence (driver’s licence) and your licence of the Ministry of Ontario.
If you are a resident of Quebec with a valid licence of Ontario it is mandatory to have your Health and Safety course (ASP) from the province of Quebec, it will cost you $100.00 to get your certificate. Also, for a resident of Quebec, it is possible to avoid this fee of $ 100.00; when renewing; by presenting proof that you worked as a plumber or pipefitter in Ontario. To do so you will need to present to the C.C.Q. the following documents:
  • T4 from previous years 
  • A letter from your Employer indicating the number of hours worked in your trade OR a letter from Local 71, signed by the Business Manager, OR your pay stubs which confirms the number of hours you have worked in the previous years.
Welders
If you are a member residing in Ontario and your licence is valid in Ontario and you have your Basic Fall Protection, WHMIS, Basic Health and Safety courses of Ontario or your Health and Safety course from the province of Quebec, it’s $100.00. If not, it is $10.00 more. You will have to show proof of residence (driver’s licence) and a letter from the Union of 750 hours of work in the past year along with a T4 or your pay stubs.
If you are a resident of Quebec and want to renew your CCQ card, you will need to present your T4 or you pay stubs from previous years to prove that you have worked at least 320 hours per year after the expiration date of your license and a letter from your Employer or from Local 71 confirming that you have worked as a welder.
For more information please contact André Rondeau at (819) 246-3771.
WHEN YOU GO TO THE CCQ TO REGISTER YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN A UNION ALLEGIANCE BE SURE TO VOTE INTERNATIONAL (CPQMC).
1/3/2011 12:00:00 AM
Work Safety
All Affiliates, Members, Executives and Associated Contractors of the Building and Construction Trades Council encourage and support health and safety legislation on all our worksites.
 
For a safer Ontario, we are urged to call the Ministry of Labour at 1-877-202-0008 to report unsafe labour practice in any Ontario workplace.
 
Health and Safety is a shared responsibility and we have accepted the challenge from our Minister of Labour, Peter Fonseca, to make sure that everyone returns home safe and sound after work.
 
Our call to action is 1-877-202-0008. Display it prominently;
Share it widely; Use it wisely; Use it!
 
Call 1-877-202-0008 to help save a life!
1/2/2011 12:00:00 AM
If you have a Reinstatement
  • You will not be dispatched to work.
  • You will not be eligible for the subsidy program.
  • You will not be entitled to your life insurance.

Please make sure that you are in good standing.

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