Canadian Court Clears HD Mining in Worker Dispute

A federal Canadian court has dismissed a complaint filed by two unions against HD Mining International alleging the company hired 201 unqualified short-term Chinese employees for a coal mine in British Columbia in lieu of Canadians. Representa-tives of International Union of Operating Engineers and the Construction and Specialized Workers Union both claim HD Mining granted work permits for the Chinese after rejecting numerous Cana-dians with exemplary qualifications. The high court, however, sided with a decision by immigration authorities to allow the workers into the province.
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