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Canada / Union Challenges Chinese Miners’ Work Permits

Unions in B.C. will be back in court this week trying to stop a group of foreign workers from coming to Canada to work at a new coal mine in Tumbler Ridge.

At stake are permits for more than 200 Chinese mineworkers who were hired to do specialized work at the underground mine in northern B.C.

The International Union of Operating Engineers and the Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union want the Federal Court to overturn Ottawa’s decision to allow HD Mining International to bring the workers in from China.

But about a dozen of those workers have already arrived in Tumbler Ridge and are studying English at the local college.

Huizhi Li, 24 told CBC News he is looking forward to a new life in Canada.

“I want to make more friends of Canadians, and number two, make more money,” he told CBC News.

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via Chinese miners’ work permits face more union challenges – British Columbia – CBC News.

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