VANCOUVER: LABOUR DEMANDS INQUIRY INTO MIGRANT DEATHS

The B.C. Federation of Labour has called for a public inquiry into the use of migrant farm workers after three of them died at a mushroom plant in Langley on Friday. The workers died after being overcome by an unidentified gaseous substance in an underground pump house. Federation President Jim Sinclair says it’s time for the authorities to start acting to improve safety for the migrants, many of them Mexican or Vietnamese with limited command of English. Mr. Sinclair says the deaths of three migrant farm workers in 2007 when the overcrowded van in which they were travelling overturned should have already induced the provincial government to hold an investigation.

World News at DXingInfo.Com: RCI Cyberjournal

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