Industry Updates

HD Mining coal mine project put on hold

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

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…

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

Monday, December 21st, 2015

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…

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Provinces Say Temporary Foreign Worker Program Still Has Problems

Monday, September 16th, 2013

The Globe and Mail reports that the new Federal Labour Minister is considering further changes to the TFW Program in light of complaints from her provincial counterparts that the provinces are not being given details about the workers coming in,…

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

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

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…

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