Saturday, May 12, 2007

'It's outrageous' - Steel plant to employ mostly foreign workers

Edmonton Sun
Alberta workers should get a crack at filling more than 2,000 jobs at a Malaysian company’s new steel plant in Tofield, the labour community demanded Tuesday.

Sun Media reported exclusively Tuesday that the KNM Group plans to staff the 2,600 employee plant with mostly overseas staff via the Temporary Foreign Worker program, with only 200-300 leftover jobs for Albertans.

It plans to start construction next month, despite still needing months of regulatory approvals.

“It’s obviously a concern, although I can’t say it’s a surprise — this is Alberta, after all,” said Nick Stewart, president of United Steelworkers Local 1-207.


Anonymous said...

The Building trades are doing nothing to stop this, its all over for the internationals

Anonymous said...

Get used to being a "canadian" door mat.

Anonymous said...

May 13, 2007


A second tank has collapsed at the Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Horizon oilsands project, 70 km north of Fort McMurray, Occupational Health and Safety officials said yesterday. A similar structure collapsed April 24, killing two Chinese foreign workers.

"No one was anywhere near the area because the whole place is still under a stop-work order from the previous (fatal) accident," said OHS spokesman James Frey. "No one was injured."

Witnesses to yesterday's collapse told Sun Media a roof support structure inside the tank - which is among several incomplete structures on the tank farm - gave way around 6:30 p.m. A spokesman from CNRL could not be reached for comment.


Anonymous said...

Why isn't the mighty CEP doing anything to stop this? You would think with all the cum Josh's dad guzzles at the CLC they would at least try and whore themselves to the media on this. I guess nobody wants to offend the Chinese. They would rather wrap themselves in the flag and work with CLAC to help greedy CEO's kill some more nippers.

Anonymous said...

cep is actually a small player at cnrl, its mostly a building trades show

Anonymous said...

Does the internationals want workers for the states well they are from out of country. and some of us go and work overseas. Is this not a double standard.

Anonymous said...

They U.S.A want to work in Canada, no carpenter in any International was ever asked to work down their, try getting a green card in the usa as a tradesman, never happen