Archive for Month: November 2012

RAW Union Lee Loftus on mines

BCBTU President Lee Loftus says unemployed B.C. members are available to work in mines take a look….    

Unions want to see what’s in TFW permits – Lee Loftus quoted

  Labour minister Diane Finley: ‘We are not satisfied with what we have learned about the process…’ Unions that filed a request for a judicial review of permits allowing miners from China to work in British Columbian mines haven’t been satisfied by news the federal government will review the case. A […]

“Poppycock,” said Lee Loftus

HD Mining International Ltd.: Lee Loftus Chinese Workers Dept: Permits have been granted under the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program to 200 Chinese workers to conduct preliminary work at HD Mining International Ltd.’s Murray River mine near Tumbler Ridge, B.C, according to Winnipeg Free Press. “Poppycock,” said Lee Loftus, president of […]

Employer who exposed teen workers to asbestos jailed

  A Metro Vancouver employer who repeatedly exposed unprotected workers to asbestos has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for disobeying a court order, but labour leaders say justice won’t be served unless he’s criminally charged. Read more: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/employer-who-exposed-teen-workers-to-asbestos-jailed-1.758359#ixzz2BZLSoxxL