To All Boilermaker Lodge 359 Members And Concerned Others

Further to our notice of November 13th regarding the closure of our General Offices to public access, we will remain closed to the public. In addition, we are now effecting further measures to help safeguard the General Offices and Dispatch so they can remain up and running during this second wave of COVID-19. The General Office hours will be reduced to 8:00 am – 3:00 pm for the next 2 weeks beginning on Monday November 23rd, and all staff will be rotating between the offices and working from home to reduce personal contact.

If you require assistance outside of these hours please use the emails provided here: https://www.boilermakers359.org/administrative-staff/ to get in touch with any staff. We again thank you for your patience during these unique times.

Sincerely,
Jordan Streng
Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer
and
Lodge 359 Staff

Important Message To All Members

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the Coastal and Fraser Health Regions, and in consideration of the new Public Health Order, we have made the decision to close the General Offices to the public until at least Nov 23rd, at which time a further review will determine our next steps.

It is imperative that we do everything we can to ensure that both our Offices and Dispatch can remain functioning for the membership. If it’s essential to have an in person visit to the office, please call ahead to arrange it with the staff member you wish to meet at 778.369.3590.

Thank you,

Boilermakers Lodge 359 Staff

Important Labour Board Decision Goes Our Way

To All Field Construction Boilermakers,

It is with great relief that after many months of legal submissions and replies by all parties involved, and with the support of the BC Bargaining Council of Building Trades (BCBCBTU), we have finally received a British Columbia Labour Relations Board decision that confirms our position along with the BCBCBTU’s position. That the inclusion of the former BCA of BC contractors into the CLRA Industrial Standard Agreement is deemed to be unreasonable and against the purposes of the Labour Code, and will not be allowed by the Labour Board.

This is great news for the Boilermakers, along with other BCBCBTU trades that feared that they too could face the same fate. As we further digest this Labour Relations Board decision with our counsel, we will keep you up to date on our path forward. In the meantime, we will continue to work under the 2014-2020 BCA of BC agreement with those applicable contractors.

You can read the BC Labour Relations Board decision here.

Fraternally Yours,

Jordan Streng
Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer
Boilermakers Lodge 359