NEWS EVENTS AND NOTICES

December 1, 2014

Fort Nelson 2013 Still replacement, click here.

November 26, 2014

KMP aerial photo's, please click here.

September 30, 2014

Please be advised that the Robert J. Watson bursary is once again available to the children of members of Lodge 359, please click here to be directed to the GPMC/NMC web page.

September 10, 2014

Notice regarding opening Lodge 359's By-Laws, please click here.

September 5, 2014

The BCA 2014 - 2020 Collective Agreement and Wage Appendix have been posted on the Membership Services Page.

CIMS Teck Cominco site policy for the 2014

August 29, 2014

CIMS Teck Cominco site policy for the 2014 Kivcet Shutdown, please click here to view.

May 26, 2014

2014 Golf Tournament registration information, please click here.

May 8, 2014

The latest version of the Newsletter has now been posted, please click here to view.

May 5, 2014

Kitimat Modernization Project aerial photo, please click here.

April 10, 2014

A grand opening for the office and training centre is scheduled for June 26th, please click here for the details.

April 1, 2014

Please click here to view the all member letter regarding adjustments  to the Boilermaker Pension Plan.

February 3, 2014

Extended Health and Dental Claims Payor, please click here.

September 11, 2013

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFO UPDATE, please click here.

July 18, 2013

An updated "Rumour" list has been posted, please click here to view.

July 9, 2013

Please be advised that the August regular monthly Union meeting has been cancelled in order to prepare the office for the move to Langley.

June 11, 2013

Welding Instructor position at BCIT, please click here for more information.

June 5, 2013

The 2013 Election of Lodge Officer results are as follows;

Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer

Martin Nicholson    344
Alfred Bennett           44

President

Jason Swetlikoff    248
David Ford               122

Vice President

David Braithwaite  Acclamation

Trustees - 3 Elected

Jim Wymer              326
Al Dingwall              307
Bill Rogers              284
Pete Kvenich            96

Recording Secretary

Chris Paige            Acclamation

Inspector

J'onn Giese            222
Ian Easton              108
Ross Kirkpatrick     41

May 17, 2013

H2S Alive Training Providers, please click on links below;

            HeartSafe    Pacific Rim    Valhalla

May 17, 2013

Boilermaker Charity Motorcycle ride, please click here for the details.

April 25, 2013

Please find attached HERE a letter which was recently sent to all former members advising that the Trustees had decided to suspend all payments of their commuted values that were 'held back'.   

Please find attached HERE a letter which was recently sent to all active and retired members regarding your pension plan and the Trustees' recent decision to suspend making 'holdback' payments to former members who chose to transfer their pensions out of the Plan. The Trustees have an obligation to make decisions that protect all members and they were very concerned that paying these amounts out could prefer the interests of former members over other members and so they decided to suspend those payments in light of the fiduciary duties that they owe to all members of the Plan.  It is their obligation to administer the Plan in a way that balances all of these interests.

Finally, please be aware that the Trustees are responsible for the Plan's administration. They decided to suspend the transfer deficiency payments in order to properly balance the members' interests as they are required to do under the pensions standards legislation. While it is open to you to raise this matter with FICOM (recognizing that you will not be able to discuss this with the Superintendent), it was the Trustees that weighed and considered the members' interests and determined that this course of action was appropriate."

April 17, 2013

Please click here to view the 2013 Boilermaker and McCoy - Peerless joint  fishing derby and camping event.

April 4, 2013

Please click here to view the 2013 notice for the Nomination and Election of Lodge Officers.

March 20, 2013

Property Sale and Purchase Agreements:

Subjects have now been removed on both the Burnaby and Langley properties. The closing date for the sale of our Burnaby property, 4500 Dawson Street , Burnaby BC is April 11, 2013. The closing for the purchase of our new property located at 5510 - 268th Street , Langley BC will be closer to the end of April.

Spire Developments has been contracted for engineering and procurement for the renovations required at the new office and for the training center, all required renovations will be performed by Unionized Contractors.

Please click here to view a preliminary drawing of the office and training center layout.

February 14, 2013

Please click here for the 2013 Rumour List Updated.

January 31, 2013

Please click here for the Lafarge Tool List.

January 30, 2013

Please click here for the 2013 Rumour List.

January 15, 2013

Notice to all Lodge 359 Apprentices. The BC Industry Training Authority has an online sample Red Seal exam available on their website consisting of 30 questions, it is recommended that all Apprentices take some time and do the test. To access the exam please click here

November 30, 2012

Please click here for Homewood Human Solutions (formerly Wilson Banwell) Lifelines Newsletter.

November 15, 2012

Please click here for the certified results regarding the proposal to sell the Burnaby property and to relocate. The next step in the process will be to seek approval from President Jones.

November 15, 2012

Please note that the December 5, 2012 monthly membership Union meeting will be held at the Burnaby Grand Villa Hotel Ballroom and not at our Union's meeting hall on Dawson Street. The meeting will commence at 6 pm followed by a buffet dinner and drinks.

November 13, 2012

Please click here to view further information regarding Local Lodge 133 provided to us by Vice President Joseph Maloney.

November 8, 2012

Please click here to view the letter from President Jones regarding the establishment of Local Lodge 133 in Edmonton Alberta.

November 1, 2012

Please click here to view the "2011 Annual Member Report", this letter will be mailed to all active Plan members and Pensioners within the next week.

October 16, 2012

On Friday October the 12th all active members (Shop, QCCC and Field) were mailed a cover letter and ballot regarding "A Proposal for Our Future". The ballot will be due back at the Post Office Box on November the 16th, please click here to view the cover letter.

October 9, 2012

A problem has been identified with the Pension/Health and Welfare statements mailed out by the Administrator on Friday October the 5th. Please disregard that statement as a revised statement will be sent to you within the next few weeks.

September 28, 2012

Resumes for the position of Lodge 359 Apprenticeship Coordinator are being accepted, please click here for the details.

September 26, 2012

Please click here for information regarding the upcoming Tech Cominco shutdown.

September 16, 2012

Please click here for information regarding the 2012 Robert J. Watson National Bursary Program.

August 29, 2012

Boilermakers Lodge 359 is attempting to get a presumption for Boilermakers (similar to the one for Firefighters) whereby it would be much easier to establish a compensation claim with WorkSafeBC/Workers Compensation Board (the Board) for disability and/or medical expenses due to workplace exposure(s) to various substances including asbestos. However, to convince the people in power (the Provincial Government) that there is a genuine need for such a presumption for Boilermakers we need to use copies of memberís actual workplace exposure reports that have been forwarded to the union office to reinforce our argument.

Should a member not want his/her exposure report(s) used for this purpose such members must contact the union office and advise the staff of same by no later than October 31, 2012.

August 8, 2012

Congratulations to Brother Ben Grouette, Lodge 359's newest Apprenticeship and Trade Advancement Committee (ATAC) Trustee. Ben has a lifetime of experience as a Boilermaker and will provide a constructive and encouraging voice on this very important Board of Trustees.

July 24, 2012

The Apprenticeship Trade Advancement Committee requires a new Trustee, if you are interested in the position please send a letter to the attention of the Lodge Executive Board no later than July 31st.

July 12, 2012

The Vancouver Island annual Boilermaker Picnic will be held on Sunday August 26 at Transfer Beach in Ladysmith and will start at 10 am.

June 29, 2012

Please click here to view the 2012 Interim Election certified results.

June 5, 2012

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS:
Please click here to read an important notice regarding election ballots, this notice will also be mailed to all members.

June 1, 2012

Please click here for a message from Tom and Barbara Noiles and family.

May 30, 2012

A celebration of life will be held for Brother Terry Murphy at 1 pm on Saturday June 2nd at the Royal Canadian Legion in Quesnel located on 262 Kinchant Street. 

May 23, 2012

Please click here to view Brother Robert (Bob) Hood's story on his Hike for Hospice fund raiser.

May 11, 2012

Please click here to view this years Golf Tournament information.

May 10, 2012

Please click here to view the Internationals approvals regarding waiving meeting attendance requirements, an all mail ballot and the election committee process for an all mail ballot.

April 30, 2012

Please click here to view the 2012 list of Scholarship Winners.

April 27, 2012

Please click here to view International President Jones approval for waiving meeting attendance for the upcoming nomination meeting.

April 23, 2012

Please click here to view Business Manager Halley's resignation letter.

Please click here to view the notice for a "Special Called Meeting".

April 4, 2012

The March Newsletter has just been mailed and a copy is available on the "Newsletter" link.

Also, the Dispatch and Apprenticeship offices have been re-located to the main floor, if you are in the neighbourhood please stop in and have a look. We are now occupying approximately 66% less space in the building by making the move, leaving more room for leasing.

March 19, 2012

A pilot course regarding Boilermaker history will be offered on March 28, 2012 at the Union Hall. The course will commence at 9:00 am sharp and will be approximately 3 hours long, lunch will be provided. Any member interested in participating must call the General Office at 604.291.7531 to register. Your input on this pilot project would be greatly appreciated for it's future development. 

March 19, 2012

Lodge 555 manpower requirements for Spring 2012 posted, please click here to view.

March 19, 2012

WorkSafeBC bulletin posted regarding Mercury in Natural Gas production and processing, please click here to view.

February 16, 2012

A celebration of life will be held for Brother Roc Curtis at 4 PM on Saturday February 18, 2012 at the Jingle Pot Pub in Nanaimo, all are welcome.

February 13, 2012

In support of Brother Jack Lynch's battle with Cancer and his daughters efforts to help him and others, there is a fundraiser being held on Gabriola Island February 25th at the Skol Pub. Jack's daughter Tina is also participating in the 2012 "Ride to Conquer Cancer" in support of her father, for more information please click on the following, link 1, link 2.

February 2, 2012

Canada Revenue Agency has issued the 2012 Automobile Allowance Rates, the new rate has been set at $0.53 per kilometer, as such, on February 28, 2012 as per collective agreement this will be the new rate for travelling expenses. A new mileage chart has been posted on the Membership Services page or you can click here to view.

February 1, 2012

An "Information Bulletin" for Lodge 359 Members has been posted, please click here to read.

January 26, 2012

The 2012 "Rumour List" has been updated, please click here.

January 19, 2012

The 2012 "Rumour List" has been posted on the "Dispatch" page or you can view it by clicking here. The list will be updated when and if we receive more information.  

January 16, 2012

Any member with a "B Level" pressure ticket or better interested in a new welding process, please contact Al Bennett for complete details as soon as possible, 604.291.8237

January 10, 2012

2012 Steelhead Derby info has been posted, please click here to view.

January 9, 2012

The latest edition of the Boilermaker Newsletter has been mailed and posted on the website, you can view it by clicking here.

January 6, 2012

The 2011/2012 Boilermaker Scholarship Program notice and application form has been posted on the Membership Services page, you can also view them by clicking here.

January 5, 2012

The job posting for a Boilermaker Instructor is now live on the BCIT website and will close on January 20, 2012. All applicants must apply online at http://www.bcit.ca/hr/careers and click on the Boilermaker link listed in "Instructional Opportunities". Applicants will be rated and shortlisted by BCIT, only those who are selected on the shortlist will be contacted for interviews.

January 4, 2012

The 2010 - 2014 BCA Collective Agreement has been posted on the Membership Services page or you can view it by clicking here.

December 5, 2011

The 2011 Pensioners Information Dinner slideshow has been added to the "Photo Album" page or you can view it by clicking here.

November 22, 2011

A new slideshow (Northwood 2011) complete with sound has been added to the "Photo Album" page or you can view it by clicking here

October 14, 2011

Due to some questions raised regarding RBC Dexia, who is the custodian for the Boilermaker Lodge 359 Benefit Funds, please click here to read their communication to its clients.

September 30, 2011

Notice to all Members; please click here to review the results of the 2011 BCA Ratification Vote.

September 23, 2011

Notice to all Members; please be advised that effective October 1, 2011 your Health and Welfare and Pension Trustees have appointed a new administrator, a letter to this effect is currently being mailed to the members, please click here to view.

August 11, 2011

A slideshow has now been posted on the Photo Album page for this years golf tournament, you can also view it by clicking here.

May 24, 2011

Congratulations to Brother Dave Warchol's daughter Raquel as she was awarded a $2000.00 Scholarship.

May 16, 2011

The Allied Hydro Council is seeking resumes to fill a position of Business Representative, for more information please click here.

May 11, 2011

Members at Peerless in Penticton are holding a Family campout and fishing derby, for more information please click here.

It is also time once again to register for the annual Boilermaker Golf Tournament, we have an earlier date this year so for more information please click here.

May 4, 2011

As per past practice and with Membership approval at the March 2011 general meeting, the 2011 July and August monthly meetings will be cancelled as approved by President Jones.

April 19, 2011

The Quality Control Council of Canada has announced the 2011 Matt Baker Scholarship award, for more information please click here.

April 15, 2011

CIMS H.S.P.P. (Pt. Mellon) 2011 job information, please click here.

April 6, 2011

The result of the election of delegates to the 32nd Consolidated Convention as reported by the Election Committee today are as follows;

Nominee Number of Votes
Jim Wymer  Delegate - 187
Ken Noga Delegate - 186
Rob Kappel Delegate - 162
Martin Nicholson Delegate - 155
Greg Pierce Delegate - 153
Al Dingwall Delegate - 146
Darryl Franta  Alternate - 103
Russ Osborne   Alternate   - 88
Jon Forster Alternate   - 82
Jason Swetlikoff Alternate   - 76
Jordan Streng Alternate   - 72
Larry Greenwood 53
Len Dimery 52
Ray Reed 50
Lawrence Werger 42
Rob Maeschalck 31

The Business Manager by virtue of office and top 6 elected delegates will be attending the Convention. Should any of the 6 elected delegates not be able to attend, then they will be replaced by the alternates in order of number of votes received. Only 5 alternate credentials are issued by International headquarters.

February 7, 2011

The attached letter regarding the nomination and elections of delegates to the 32nd Consolidated Convention was mailed to each and every Members home address on Thursday February 3, 2011, please click here to view.

January 17, 2011

The 2011 Rumour List is now posted on the Dispatch page or you can view it by clicking here.

January 7, 2011

Important information regarding the Boilermaker Thirty-Second Consolidated Convention, please click here to view. (Updated January 24, 2011)

International Brotherhood of

Lodge 359
British Columbia