Collective Agreement Ratification Vote (Field Members)

Online Voting is now under way for the ratification of the new tentative Collective Agreement between Boilermakers Lodge 359 and CLR (non-BCBCBTU). CIMS Ltd and Geo-Tech are the signatory contractors, and the agreement is based upon the last BCA agreement, and not on the “CLR Standard Agreement”.

Lodge 359 Boilermakers Get Vintage Farquhar Back To Work

More than five years had passed since a 1917 “Farquhar” steam traction engine at the Industrial Heritage Centre in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island made its last run.

Great Seasonal Blacksmith Opportunity For A Retiree

Historic Hat Creek Ranch in Cache Creek, BC is looking for a Blacksmith from May 1st to September 30th with flexible scheduling.

Prince George Northwood Pulp Rebuild

During the 2022 boiler rebuild at Northwood Pulp, Lodge 359 Boilermakers collected aluminum cans, a total of $405.00 was donated to Nusdeh Yoh Elementry School in Prince George.

Site C Photo Album

Attention All Members – Field, Shop and QCC

We are asking the membership’s assistance in order to update the 75th Anniversary web page. So far we have photos and historical facts from our inception up until the 1980’s, these came from the Union’s archives.

There seems to be few photos on hand from the 1990’s on, so we are looking for photos of job sites that also have members in view. The Anniversary page photos are posted by decade, so if you have a photo or two that you’d like to share from each of the 1990’s, 2000’s, 2010’s and 2020’s please forward them to

It would also be beneficial if you could provide an approximate date and brief description for each photo that you submit.

Thank you.

2022 Collective Agreement Bargaining

Collective Bargaining of all field agreements will begin this spring. Any members that have proposals they wish to submit can do so at before March 11, 2022. When submitting a proposal please include your name and registration number.

2022 Steelhead Derby

Boilermakers Lodge 359 are pleased to announce our annual lower mainland Steelhead Derby to be held on Sunday, March 13, 2022 on the Chilliwack/Vedder River.

We dedicate this year’s derby to the very first derby winner, Brother Denis Durocher 1941 – 2020.

Registration: Jolly Miller Pub parking lot, 5865 Vedder Road in Chilliwack between 6:00 am & 7:00 am

BBQ: 3 pm @ Thompson Park following the derby for food and prizes!

Grand Prize: 8 hour guided Sturgeon trip for 4 people provided by Chilliwack Dart and Tackle valued at $1000!!

For more information call the General Office 778.369.3590

2022 Dues Increase

Please be advised that under the direction of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, the monthly Union Dues for Construction Sector Operations will increase to $53.35 effective Feb 1st, 2022. Lodge 359 has received approval from the IBB for a waiver allowing the Field Dues to remain at their current level for 2022.

The Industrial Sector Operations monthly dues has also increased and is determined by wage rates at each individual shop, and in accordance with the Lodge 359 Bylaws.

If you require further information please contact us at the Union’s General Offices at 778.369.3590.

December 2021 Newsletter

Business Managers Report

BC BCA Reconstitution and Bargaining To Start Early in the New Year

Hopefully by now all members have been made aware that the BCA, through many lobbying efforts and discussions over the last year or so, made the decision to reconstitute as a Contractor Association in British Columbia.