Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Construction industry refutes labour federation’s report critical of Temporary Foreign Worker Program – Daily Commercial News

read article: Daily Commercial News
A government program to lure foreign workers to Alberta to fill a huge job vacuum has turned into a vehicle for broken promises, shady operators and illegal kickbacks, says a union report.

More than 25,000 workers have already arrived in Alberta from dozens of countries, including the Philippines, India, Poland, Ukraine and China. Some are working at fast-food restaurants, while others are trades people or labourers working on construction projects.

The Alberta Federation of Labour report says many of those recruited under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program are being mistreated.

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