Posts Tagged ‘ Federation Of Labour ’

Hearing on Chinese miners in Tumbler Ridge continues

November 17, 2012
Hearing on Chinese miners in Tumbler Ridge continues

A Federal Court ruling is expected next week on whether hundreds of Chinese miners should be allowed to work in Tumbler Ridge. Seventeen are already here and sixty more are expected to arrive within a month.  Two unions representing Canadian miners are seeking an injunction while the Federal Government reviews the temporary foreign worker program. [...]

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Immigrants shafted in coal mine deal

October 31, 2012

The federal government has launched an investigation into the use of foreign workers at a coal mine in northern BC. The move is being welcomed by the BC Federation of Labour. News1130: Recent News Articles

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Jobs Ministry investigating claims Chinese workers charged to take BC mining jobs

October 23, 2012
Jobs Ministry investigating claims Chinese workers charged to take BC mining jobs

The President of the BC Federation of Labour is asking the provincial government to  halt plans to bring Chinese coal miners here.  Jim Sinclair has raised concerns about plans to bring Asian workers here to work at coal mines in the north.  ”Approach the federal government and to suspend the permit for Chinese workers to [...]

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B.C. group calls for suspension of Chinese miner permits

October 22, 2012
B.C. group calls for suspension of Chinese miner permits

The B.C. Federation of Labour is calling for the suspension of temporary foreign worker program permits for a coal mine in northeastern B.C. CBC | British Columbia News

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National day of action planned to support women’s right for safe, legal abortions

October 20, 2012
National day of action planned to support women’s right for safe, legal abortions

All women should have access to a safe and legal abortion.  That’s the message of a National Day of Action Saturday aimed at promoting women’s rights. It’s being organized by the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, who claims many women are forced to travel long distances to have the operation. “Abortion is not a thing [...]

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