"BC Fed condemns expansion of temporary worker program—government fails to address rights of vulnerable workers
January 14, 2008
Vancouver-Today's latest expansion of the temporary foreign worker program means continued exploitation of foreign workers and fails to address the rights of vulnerable workers, says the B.C. Federation of Labour.
Despite previous calls from the Federation and other groups concerned about the exploitation of these vulnerable workers, again the federal government has failed to dedicate resources to enforcement and monitoring of fair housing and labour standards for temporary workers," said Federation President, Jim Sinclair. (read more....)"
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
BC Fed condemns expansion of temporary worker program
The British Columbia Federation of Labour has just come out with a statement critical of the government's expansion of the temporary foreign worker program. The program expansion will result in the further exploitation of vulnerable foreign workers.