Abuse of foreign workers unavoidable, Alta. Tories suggest
Barry Artiste, now Public Contributor
Certainly nothing new here to report, Vancouver Contractors have been doing the same for over a year to South American Guest workers, working on the Canada-Line Tunnel from Richmond to downtown Vancouver.
What was the result in getting these workers the same wage as their Canadian born co-workers from pressure or lack of pressure of our sustainable, eco-density, carbon friendly, social responsible (Stop me if I forgot to add something) city fathers and provincial government?
Gee, you have to ask? Lots of political posturing, tsk, tsk all around, and yadda, yadda, yadda.
When someone from a third world country living in abject poverty, is allowed to work in our country it seems to be a given to Shut the Hell Up or Take the next Slow Boat to China.
Abuse of foreign workers unavoidable, Alta. Tories suggesElise Stolte, Canwest News ServicePublished: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
EDMONTON - Some abuse of foreigners working temporarily in Alberta is unavoidable because of conditions in their home countries, Alberta's minister of Employment and Immigration suggested Wednesday.
Hector Goudreau was reacting to news that as many as 120 Chinese workers were paid a fraction of what they were owed for work building tanks at a northern Alberta oilsands site.
The concerns became public only after two of the workers were killed on the job.