Saturday, November 18, 2006

Relaxed Foreign Worker Rules Will Lead to More Abuse of System, says AFL

Relaxed Foreign Worker Rules Will Lead to More Abuse of System, says AFL - Canada Newswire
The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) responded to Citizenship and Immigration Minister Monte Solberg's announcement this morning that the federal government will be relaxing rules for the importing of temporary foreign workers by predicting it will lead to greater abuse of the system, more exploitation of foreign workers and suppression of wages in Alberta.

'In Conservative-speak, 'streamlining' is shorthand for 'let employers do what they want.' I do not trust Harper's government to protect either the foreign workers coming to Canada or to ensure Canadian workers are not pushed aside,' observes AFL President Gil McGowan."

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