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  • Talk to Us
    Merchandise Members Discounts Dispatch Apprentice Refrigeration Mechanic Fort McMurray Area Camps Sprinklerfitter Plumber Welder Instrumentation Technicians Mechanic Steamfitter Pipefitter Pipeline Education About Alberta Pipe Trades College History Mission Vision Statement Awards Recognitions Instructors Career Opportunities Events Gallery College FAQs Students Current Students Resources Future Prospective Students Tuition Reimbursements Forms Programs Courses EPT Programs Cost EPT Course Calendar CSTS Training News Merchandise Book Store Apparel Admission Contact Us Office Locations Hours of Operation Instructors Key Administrative Staff Contact Office Locations Hours of Operation All Staff Officers Business Representatives Alberta Pipe Trades College Employers Labour Supply Training Standard for Excellence Current Employers Explore a Partnership JOIN 488 How do I Join Unionizing Why Unionize Your Workplace How to Unionize Let Us Help Employee Protections Words of Praise Talk to Us Interested In Starting An Apprenticeship New Membership FAQs Careers FAQ Pay Benefit Advantages Talk to Us If you re interested in organizing your workplace or if you simply want to ask questions please contact us We promise our discussion will be highly confidential we always respect your need for anonymity Call Cal Ploof at 780 452 7080 Or email him at cal local488 ca How do I Join Unionizing Why Unionize Your

    Original URL path: http://www.local488.ca/join/unionizing/talk-to-us (2013-06-03)
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  • Interested In Starting An Apprenticeship
    Future Prospective Students Tuition Reimbursements Forms Programs Courses EPT Programs Cost EPT Course Calendar CSTS Training News Merchandise Book Store Apparel Admission Contact Us Office Locations Hours of Operation Instructors Key Administrative Staff Contact Office Locations Hours of Operation All Staff Officers Business Representatives Alberta Pipe Trades College Employers Labour Supply Training Standard for Excellence Current Employers Explore a Partnership JOIN 488 How do I Join Unionizing Why Unionize Your Workplace How to Unionize Let Us Help Employee Protections Words of Praise Talk to Us Interested In Starting An Apprenticeship New Membership FAQs Careers FAQ Pay Benefit Advantages Interested In Starting An Apprenticeship If you do not have an Alberta Apprenticeship and have not gone to technical schooling in the last six months then you must drop off your resume at 16120 118 Ave Edmonton AB Once your resume has been reviewed you will receive a phone call to let you know you have been selected to do the local 488 Entrance Exam An Entrance Exam Study Guide will be picked up or mailed out to you once you have received a phone call If you have a blue book and have gone to technical schooling or training in the

    Original URL path: http://www.local488.ca/join/apprenticeship (2013-06-03)
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  • New Membership FAQs
    to Unionize Let Us Help Employee Protections Words of Praise Talk to Us Interested In Starting An Apprenticeship New Membership FAQs Careers FAQ Pay Benefit Advantages New Membership FAQs How much does membership cost Membership costs 40 If you have let your membership lapse and you want to be reinstated the fee is 100 After your first reinstatement a future reinstatement must be considered by our Executive Board In order to use our dispatch system new members are charged 3 months non working dues 105 when they join us Do I have to commit to union membership right away No Local 488 permits you to defer your final decision about UA membership for up to a year or to the end of your first dispatch job whichever comes first How long does it take Usually about 3 months That can vary with several factors including the scheduling of the next Heritage Course orientation and swearing in after you decide you want to be a permanent member Can I leave the union later Yes But the first time you decide to return to the union the membership fee will be 100 If you leave and return more than once our Executive Board must consider whether to accept you back a third time Frankly this system is in place because we want members who think of their union as an organization within which they can further their career not just as a quick and easy job finding mechanism When do I get paid If you work in the commercial construction sector you re paid every two weeks If you work for our industrial construction employers you ll be paid weekly All members receive vacation pay with each pay cheque Why do I have to take a Drug and Alcohol test before going

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  • Careers FAQ
    Pipeline Education About Alberta Pipe Trades College History Mission Vision Statement Awards Recognitions Instructors Career Opportunities Events Gallery College FAQs Students Current Students Resources Future Prospective Students Tuition Reimbursements Forms Programs Courses EPT Programs Cost EPT Course Calendar CSTS Training News Merchandise Book Store Apparel Admission Contact Us Office Locations Hours of Operation Instructors Key Administrative Staff Contact Office Locations Hours of Operation All Staff Officers Business Representatives Alberta Pipe Trades College Employers Labour Supply Training Standard for Excellence Current Employers Explore a Partnership JOIN 488 How do I Join Unionizing Why Unionize Your Workplace How to Unionize Let Us Help Employee Protections Words of Praise Talk to Us Interested In Starting An Apprenticeship New Membership FAQs Careers FAQ Pay Benefit Advantages Careers FAQ Does the union boss me around We do have some rules about paying your dues agreeing to drug alcohol testing and not working for employers who have relationships with other labour organizations But beyond a pretty basic set of rules as soon as you are initiated you re equal to every other member of our Local You re welcome at our Member Meetings and you re encouraged to speak you mind on all the issues that

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  • Pay & Benefit Advantages
    Alberta Pipe Trades College History Mission Vision Statement Awards Recognitions Instructors Career Opportunities Events Gallery College FAQs Students Current Students Resources Future Prospective Students Tuition Reimbursements Forms Programs Courses EPT Programs Cost EPT Course Calendar CSTS Training News Merchandise Book Store Apparel Admission Contact Us Office Locations Hours of Operation Instructors Key Administrative Staff Contact Office Locations Hours of Operation All Staff Officers Business Representatives Alberta Pipe Trades College Employers Labour Supply Training Standard for Excellence Current Employers Explore a Partnership JOIN 488 How do I Join Unionizing Why Unionize Your Workplace How to Unionize Let Us Help Employee Protections Words of Praise Talk to Us Interested In Starting An Apprenticeship New Membership FAQs Careers FAQ Pay Benefit Advantages Pay Benefit Advantages All union members working under the same Collective Agreement are paid equally so it s easy to tell you what our pay rates are and what benefits we receive But non union tradespeople are not all paid the same so a perfect apples to apples comparison is difficult Following are the major differences between what our members receive and what many non union people receive Our hourly base pay is usually higher Our total hourly pay package is almost always higher Double time overtime is part of all of our contracts different thresholds apply to various trades and types of projects Our pension plan is 100 employer paid NO pay deductions Our pension plan is a defined benefit plan we know ahead of time exactly what our pension income will be This type of pension is vastly better than RRSP type retirement savings plans Our health and welfare benefit plan is also 100 employer paid We are paid 10 vacation pay every payday We are guaranteed that if inflation is high we ll receive annual pay increases equal

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  • Results of the 2012 ICI Wage Schedule Increases Vote
    Executive Trial Board Entertainment Committee Examining Board Finance Committee Fraternal Building Society Joint Conference Board Negotiating Committee Health Safety Committee Election Committee RMA Retired Members Association Education Events Merchandise Members Discounts Dispatch Apprentice Refrigeration Mechanic Fort McMurray Area Camps Sprinklerfitter Plumber Welder Instrumentation Technicians Mechanic Steamfitter Pipefitter Pipeline Education About Alberta Pipe Trades College History Mission Vision Statement Awards Recognitions Instructors Career Opportunities Events Gallery College FAQs Students Current Students Resources Future Prospective Students Tuition Reimbursements Forms Programs Courses EPT Programs Cost EPT Course Calendar CSTS Training News Merchandise Book Store Apparel Admission Contact Us Office Locations Hours of Operation Instructors Key Administrative Staff Contact Office Locations Hours of Operation All Staff Officers Business Representatives Alberta Pipe Trades College Employers Labour Supply Training Standard for Excellence Current Employers Explore a Partnership JOIN 488 How do I Join Unionizing Why Unionize Your Workplace How to Unionize Let Us Help Employee Protections Words of Praise Talk to Us Interested In Starting An Apprenticeship New Membership FAQs Careers FAQ Pay Benefit Advantages Results of the 2012 ICI Wage Schedule Increases Vote Posted Date Thursday March 22 2012 Tweet Ratification Results for the Disbursement of the 2012 ICI Wage Schedule Increases click here Back

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  • Sticker Contest
    Trial Board Entertainment Committee Examining Board Finance Committee Fraternal Building Society Joint Conference Board Negotiating Committee Health Safety Committee Election Committee RMA Retired Members Association Education Events Merchandise Members Discounts Dispatch Apprentice Refrigeration Mechanic Fort McMurray Area Camps Sprinklerfitter Plumber Welder Instrumentation Technicians Mechanic Steamfitter Pipefitter Pipeline Education About Alberta Pipe Trades College History Mission Vision Statement Awards Recognitions Instructors Career Opportunities Events Gallery College FAQs Students Current Students Resources Future Prospective Students Tuition Reimbursements Forms Programs Courses EPT Programs Cost EPT Course Calendar CSTS Training News Merchandise Book Store Apparel Admission Contact Us Office Locations Hours of Operation Instructors Key Administrative Staff Contact Office Locations Hours of Operation All Staff Officers Business Representatives Alberta Pipe Trades College Employers Labour Supply Training Standard for Excellence Current Employers Explore a Partnership JOIN 488 How do I Join Unionizing Why Unionize Your Workplace How to Unionize Let Us Help Employee Protections Words of Praise Talk to Us Interested In Starting An Apprenticeship New Membership FAQs Careers FAQ Pay Benefit Advantages Sticker Contest Posted Date Friday August 26 2011 Tweet STICKER CONTEST We are looking for sticker designs for Plumbers Pipefitters Welders Winners will receive 200 UA Dollars Please submit to stum local488

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  • UA Canadian Conference Delegate Election Results
    Benevolent Fund Supplementary Benefit Fund Political Action Education Committee Executive Trial Board Entertainment Committee Examining Board Finance Committee Fraternal Building Society Joint Conference Board Negotiating Committee Health Safety Committee Election Committee RMA Retired Members Association Education Events Merchandise Members Discounts Dispatch Apprentice Refrigeration Mechanic Fort McMurray Area Camps Sprinklerfitter Plumber Welder Instrumentation Technicians Mechanic Steamfitter Pipefitter Pipeline Education About Alberta Pipe Trades College History Mission Vision Statement Awards Recognitions Instructors Career Opportunities Events Gallery College FAQs Students Current Students Resources Future Prospective Students Tuition Reimbursements Forms Programs Courses EPT Programs Cost EPT Course Calendar CSTS Training News Merchandise Book Store Apparel Admission Contact Us Office Locations Hours of Operation Instructors Key Administrative Staff Contact Office Locations Hours of Operation All Staff Officers Business Representatives Alberta Pipe Trades College Employers Labour Supply Training Standard for Excellence Current Employers Explore a Partnership JOIN 488 How do I Join Unionizing Why Unionize Your Workplace How to Unionize Let Us Help Employee Protections Words of Praise Talk to Us Interested In Starting An Apprenticeship New Membership FAQs Careers FAQ Pay Benefit Advantages UA Canadian Conference Delegate Election Results Posted Date Tuesday June 22 2010 Tweet Back Misc Links FAQs Trades Members Employers Links UA

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