HD Mining coal mine project put on hold

The B.C. coal mine project at the centre of the temporary foreign worker program dispute is being put on hold.  The Globe and Mail reports that the temporary foreign workers hired for HD Mining’s Murray River project have left Tumbler Ridge and returned to China.  The mine site is being put into “care and maintenance” …

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BC Human Rights Tribunal Denies Tim Hortons’ application to dismiss human rights complaint on behalf of Fernie workers

In December of 2013 a group of workers at a Tim Hortons location in Fernie, BC approached the media and revealed allegations of abuses by their employer. The workers were originally from the Philippines, and had come to Canada through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. That month a representative human rights complaint was filed on …

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HD Mining Case Results in Changes to Restrict Access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Although the Federal Court has dismissed the judicial review application brought by the Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union, Local 1611 and the International Union of Operating Engineers. Local 115, the case has achieved the larger goal of restricting the rampant use of temporary foreign workers while Canadians remain available for work. The Federal Government has …

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