Entries by BM 359

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 […]

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 […]

Site C Dam

Lodge 359 Boilermakers are building and assembling 84 of these sections over the next few years to create the six penstocks for the Site C generating station. (Photo taken May 2019) After moving individual sections from a fabrication shop in Fort St. John, Boilermakers assemble the penstocks on site. This is one of six transition […]

Children’s Heart Weekend

Larry and Lester Cousins are frequent visitors at our lodge (Critter Cove) and members of the Boilermakers, and were gracious enough to request that the 359 Boilermakers donate to our annual charity event the Children’s Heart Weekend. We thought you guys may want to see the photos from last years event. We will also send […]

2019 Boilermaker Golf Tournament Update

Lodge 359 is pleased to announce that the 2019 Boilermaker Golf Tournament registration is now closed and fully booked to capacity. We are hoping for another good weather day for golf and festivities for all.