To the Editor,
Good on the United Steelworkers for standing strong for Canadian jobs.
Where is Jim Sinclair, the B.C. Federation of Labour’s big guy, on this foreign workers issue?
There should be many more unions involved in a much bigger protest to keep foreign workers from depleting and eroding our jobs.
I’m big on British Columbia and all of Western Canada. If we are going to extract and sell our resources, then jobs and good wages should be given balanced consideration with corporations ability to generate profits.
We need to protect our decent paying private sector jobs and it is entirely doable. The corporations should expect to have to pony up some funds to help train local workers along with the union’s journeymen’s programs etc., as necessary.
Premier Christy Clark has a big B.C. Jobs Plan with a $5.7-million add campaign, wasting our heavy deficit tax-dollars to brag about it.
Then she condones imports of unskilled Chinese workers to displace and undermine our jobs by $10 to $17 an hour.
The B.C. Liberals are becoming a joke and have some serious explaining to do.
As a fiscal conservative I have some issues such as accountability, reporting transparency of funds, etc., with some unions, but they serve a useful purpose and I want them all to be strong on this issue.