Please click here to view the recognition letter.
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
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#
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.
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
Jeremy Kwok – elected by acclamation.
Sean Lilburn – 115
Wilson Wong – 44
Thank you to all who participated.
Boilermakers Lodge 359 Ballot Committee
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.
Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer
Boilermakers Lodge 359
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!
Please click here to view the notice from the Health & Welfare Trustees.
The Site C Hydro Dam Project has started to recall employees back to work with regards to the penstock and power house areas. Groupe LAR has sent in a recall order (includes days and nights) for members to start on June 8, 2020 for a work schedule of 21 days followed by a layoff and a recall to start 21 days later. A second work schedule will start on June 29, 2020 for a work schedule of 21 days followed by a layoff and a recall. This schedule is of course subject to change as flights become available to and from Fort St. John and is in response to the COVID-19 development plans to minimize the risk of exposure to the virus at the workplace.
To safely return to work, the employer must develop a plan to maintain physical distancing at the workplace with the first consideration being how many workers need to be on site for each scope of work. Workers should expect the right to a safe and healthy workplace, known hazards in their workplace and the right to refuse unsafe work without repercussion.
Members should expect changes to their workplace during this process. This may include new signage about hand washing expectations along with protocols to be put into place for cleaning and disinfecting.
You can visit WorkSafeBC’s COVID-19 health and safety: Cleaning and disinfecting for information that should address most workplace cleaning concerns.
Site C Construction Schedule: May 30 – June 12, 2020
- BC Hydro announced it will safely begin increasing construction activities at the Site C dam site in a phased approach in the days and months ahead.
- BC Hydro has not been notified of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Site C.
- Our top priority will always be the safety of our employees, workers and members of the public.
- Infographic: Preventing the spread of COVID-19 at Site C [PDF].
- For updates on COVID-19 and the Site C project, please visit our website.
The below link is a Site C video that was just released by the Building Trades in co-operation with BC Hydro:
Please click here to view message.
Boilermakers Lodge 359
5510 - 268th Street