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International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Lodge 359

A journeyperson boilermaker is a tradesperson who must possess the full range of knowledge, abilities and skills required to fabricate, construct, install, assemble, erect, demolish, repair and maintain a wide variety of vessels, tanks, towers, boilers, hoists and other structures, ancillary equipment and fixtures made of steel, other metals, fiberglass, and other materials. The broad scope of the boilermaker trade includes the construction and maintenance activities performed in the field and in industrial and commercial plants such as

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New Alternative To Make A Health & Welfare “Self-Payment”

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW! FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN A LOSS OF COVERAGE. Effective immediately, for members who receive a self-pay notice from the Plan administrator for continuing coverage under the Health and Welfare Plan, you will be able to make the payment directly from your bank account, provided […]

Boilermaker Foundation Course Tuition Reimbursement

The Boilermakers Lodge 359 Apprenticeship and Trade Advancement Committee is pleased to announce that the Union will be pay the full tuition for the March Boilermaker foundation course at BCIT subject to the following condition. Tuition will only be reimbursed to those who successfully complete the Boilermaker foundation course. It is important to note that […]

December 2019 Newsletter

Update: Regarding the dissolution of the BCA of BC We have had zero communication from the BCA regarding the dissolution of the BCA of BC despite many attempts on the Union’s part. The Union has nevertheless learned that the BCA of BC Board of Directors and employers have voted in favour of dissolving the association […]

2019 Children’s Christmas Party

On December the 7th the Children’s Christmas Party was held at the Union’s meeting hall. A special thank you goes out to Santa’s helpers Emily, Lauren and Genevieve.  

Important Information Regarding The BCA of BC

Attention all Lodge 359 Field Members It has come to the attention of the Union that further to the July 30th enablement request by the BCA of BC, and the subsequent decision by CIMS Limited Partnership to give notice to the BCA of BC to withdraw from the BCA of BC, we learned late last […]

September 2019 Newsletter

WCB Op-Ed Below is an email that was received from Sarah O’Leary, who is a long time lawyer and representative for both workers and unions. I asked her if we could publish the email which succinctly sums up the state of affairs that we are facing in an even broader picture today. That the employers […]

2019 Industry Award of Excellence

Our very own Joe Kiwior is being recognized by the Boilermakers National Training Trust Fund, the IBB and the BCA as he will receive the 2019 Industry Award of Excellence. This award is given to an individual who has been a strong supporter of apprenticeship training. Joe has played an integral part in developing Lodge […]

Important Message From The Business Manager

On Tuesday July 30th, 2019, I received a telephone call from the BCA’s Director of Labor Relations Marty Albright, informing Lodge 359 that a discussion had taken place a day earlier with one of its main BCA contractors, CIMS Limited Partnership, who was now seeking parity with not just the recently imposed amendments on the […]