Chinese workers fill B.C. mining jobs
www.vancouversun.com | October 10, 2012
“In total, anywhere from 1,600 to just under 2,000 Chinese nationals could find full-time work in four projects being proposed in coming years for the region, due to the shortage of underground mining skills in Canada, according to industry officials…”
“Stephen Hunt, western director for the United Steelworkers union, ridiculed Tuesday the suggestion Canadians couldn’t be trained to work underground.
“Bullshit,” he said of Cavanagh’s assertions.
“That’s just a cop-out, a way to bring in guest workers who are going to go into a camp, contribute virtually nothing to the economy, and then when they’re done they’ll be sent back to China,” he said…”
It’s all propaganda from government and industry. They’re not admitting that this is tied to international trade agreements. You’re supposed to compete with low wages and unsafe working conditions in Chinese mines. The same thing is happening in Australia. Our old way of life is being destroyed and that’s the point.