Leg­is­la­tion bet­ter pro­tects tem­po­rary for­eign work­ers from ex­ploita­tion

The Miracle - - Politics -

Peo­ple com­ing to work in B.C. un­der the fed­eral Tem­po­rary )or­eign :orker Pro­gram will have bet­ter pro­tec­tion against ex­ploita­tion and abuse as a re­sult of new leg­is­la­tion that has been in­tro­duced.“:ork­ers com­ing to B.C. want to feel safe, con­fi­dent their rights are pro­tected, and that abu­sive em­ploy­ers will be held ac­count­able,” said Harry Bains, Min­is­ter of Labour. “The ex­ploita­tion of any­one work­ing in our prov­ince runs against the val­ues of Bri­tish Co- lumbians. :e need to shut any door that al­lows re­cruiters or em­ploy­ers to wil­fully ig­nore and abuse the rights of work­ers in this prov­ince.” If passed by the leg­is­la­ture, the leg­is­la­tion will im­prove pro­tec­tion for work­ers and ac­count­abil­ity of re­cruiters and em­ploy­ers by: reTuir­ing for­eign worker re­cruiters to be li­censed, and em­ploy­ers who re­cruit and hire tem­po­rary for­eign work­ers to be reg­is­tered.

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