B.C. Building Trades

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 […]

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 […]