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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

Lee Loftus speaks on Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Unions ask courts to stop hiring of 200 Chinese miners   VANCOUVER — Two labour unions want a federal court to overturn temporary work permits issued to Chinese workers at a coal mine in northern British Columbia, arguing that there are unemployed Canadians who could fill the jobs. Permits have […]

A short clip of committee hearings on C-377 of october 25th

Dear friends, As you may have heard, the Finance Committee recently started its study of Bill C-377. On Thursday, October 25th, 2012, we held our first official information session. Russ Hiebert, the sponsor of the Bill, was invited to explain his position. Needless to say, we were not convinced. In […]

Lee Loftus quoted – BC Builders hunt for workers in Ireland

A British Columbia construction industry team got a rock star’s welcome at job fairs in Ireland, where out-of-work tradespeople are desparate for jobs being offered in B.C.’s north. At a job fair in Dublin, 10,000 workers came through the door, said Abigail Fulton, B.C. Construction Association vice-president. The delegation also […]