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

NTTF Recognition Of Service

Please click here to view the recognition letter.

Trades Women Build Nations – Virtual Event October 17th

This year’s Trades Women Build Nations event is ON! Not surprising, it will be a virtual event, BUT it’s also free of charge–which means more Boilermaker sisters might be able to attend.

Registration is now open. The event is set for Saturday, October 17, and it will begin via Zoom at 11 a.m. eastern. Details are still in development, but our own Erica Stewart from L-693 will serve as an emcee and speaker.

Please help us promote the event to the members of your local lodge, and please consider adding the link to your local website and sharing it through your local’s social media channels. It is posted via the Boilermakers Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Boilermakers.Union) if you prefer to hit the “share” button from our page.

Here is the direct link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D-rJUjRcSV2aGou7kY8AjQ

We look forward to seeing lots of Boilermakers logged in on Oct. 17!

Please let us know if you have questions, and thank you for your help promoting this event.

Amy Wiser, APR 

Director of Communications
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

British Columbia’s 42nd Provincial General Election

Please be advised that the writs have been issued for British Columbia’s 42nd Provincial General Election. Election Day will be Saturday, October 24, 2020.

The following link will direct you the Elections BC website, you can register to vote and or request a mail in ballot by completing a simple online form.

Elections BC – https://eregister.electionsbc.gov.bc.ca/ovr/welcome.aspx#

Travel Notice – Non-Medical Masks for Air Passengers

Update for Air Travel in Canada:

Lodge 359 wants you to be aware of the attached information regarding flight restrictions and requirements to fly to a job within Canada.

Please click here to view attachment.

 

Interim Election Results

The Ballot Committee met today to receive and count the ballots for the interim election for the Boilermakers Lodge 359 President and Recording Secretary positions.

The results are as follows:

Ballots sent out – 959
Ballots counted – 162
Ballots spoiled – 3

President:
Jeremy Kwok – elected by acclamation.

Recording Secretary:
Sean Lilburn – 115
Wilson Wong – 44

Thank you to all who participated.

Fraternally,
Boilermakers Lodge 359 Ballot Committee

Boilermakers Lodge 146 Request For Support

Please consider supporting our Sister and Brother members at Lodge 146 who have been locked out by CESSCO . They are fighting for fair wages, good pensions and protection of their seniority rights.

Please click here to view the request letter from Lodge 146 Business Manager Hugh MacDonald.

Please click here to view/download the Lodge 146 contribution form.

Fraternally,

Jordan Streng
Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer
Boilermakers Lodge 359

An Important Message From The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (Canada)

On June 24th people across the world will be having a conversation with their governments regarding recovery and resiliency. As we Canadians come to grips with the urgency of restoring our economy, while at the same time continuing to fight global warming, there is a solution that addresses both economy and environment using a proven technology: carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS).

We are asking Boilermakers to contact their Member of Parliament and Federal cabinet ministers, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources, on June 24th by email.

To learn more about CCUS log into Members Only and view the June 23rd announcement.  Topics include: Canada’s investment in CCUS, High Wage Carbon Capture Jobs, Boilermaker Work and how we can support a bridge to a cleaner energy future.

The tools to assist Boilermakers with their email are also provided.

Show your support on June 24th!

IBB Canada