Entries by BM 359

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 […]

New Boilermaker Apparel

Just wanted to update the membership that we now offer shipping for apparel orders. If you wish to place an order, please contact Jamie White at our general office or by email at jwhite@boilermakers359.org. We suggest ordering by email so the phone lines stay open for business calls and it’s easier to track the orders. […]

Union Craft Inspires Art For Lodge 359 Member

Boilermakers and artists have quite a bit in common says Hilary Peach, a Lodge 359 (Vancouver, British Columbia) member who wields a welding torch as well as a pen. She finds that many artists acquire day jobs in the trades. As an artist who is skilled in several mediums, and as a Boilermaker, she understands […]

Proof of Residency

The Union has learned that some Owner/Clients have been requesting that our contractors supply them with proof of residency for their employees regarding their Local Resident status. We just want to remind all of our members that there is historic language in our Collective Agreements that allows our Contractors to ask you for acceptable proof […]