Entries by BM 359

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.  

Business Managers Update – 2019 BCBCBTU/CLRA Bargaining

On Monday June the 3rd, the Chair of the BC Labour Relations Board (LRB) imposed her decision to conclude the 2019 round of bargaining between the CLRA and the BCBCBTU (British Columbia Building and Construction Trades Council) which unfortunately contains some unfavorable results for the council affiliates. Due to there being an industry wide bargaining […]

Workers Compensation Board Review

Please visit the link below, and also read this announcement letter ( click here ) regarding a WCB Review that is being undertaken by the British Columbia provincial government. In addition to our Union’s submission to the review, it is important that injured workers stories are heard. It is of utmost importance that we try […]

Important Message From The Training Coordinator

Technical Safety BC and the Industry Training Authority (ITA) have provided the Union with the following email regarding changes to the pressure welding program. As these changes will affect a majority of our member welders I cannot stress how important that it is for you to read the email which includes several important links and […]

BC Substance Abuse Testing Policy Update

Please be advised that the Construction Industry of British Columbia Substance Abuse Testing and Treatment Program Policy has been updated due to the legalization of Cannabis and the subsequent changes in the Criminal Code related to the use of the substance while in operation of a motor vehicle, and need for the Policy to be […]

April 2019 Newsletter

The BC NDP government is looking to make positive changes to WCB To increase the confidence of workers and employers, the British Columbia government will undertake a formal review of its workers’ compensation system with the appointment of retired labour lawyer Janet Patterson. To shift the workers’ compensation system to become more worker centred, the […]

2019 Annual Boilermaker Steelhead Derby

The 2019 Boilermakers Lodge 359 Steelhead Derby was held on Sunday, March 3rd on the Chilliwack/Vedder River. We had 16 participants this year. Registration looked to be down early with only 12 signed up. However, Brother Ross Casselman showed up with 3 friends to participate in the festivities, all of whom had been in a […]