NEWS EVENTS AND NOTICES
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
Alfred Bennett 44
David Ford 122
David Braithwaite Acclamation
Trustees - 3 Elected
Al Dingwall 307
Bill Rogers 284
Pete Kvenich 96
Chris Paige Acclamation
Ian Easton 108
Ross Kirkpatrick 41
May 17, 2013
May 17, 2013
Boilermaker Charity Motorcycle ride, please click here for the details.
April 25, 2013
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
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
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
have now been removed on both the
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,
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|
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