Gillard pressed on labor leaks to a point where it is now in danger of being driven underground because workers don’t need a permit to move between work areas. There are more than 200 unionized unionized workers at all stages of the plant.
Gillard’s spokesman, Matthew O’Brien, said the government’s announcement did not go far enough.
«It will not eliminate th바카라e risk that we will lose workers, we will not reduce the cost of doing business, it is an important step,» O’Brien said. «It doesn’t give the industry a green light to dump workers or leave them out in the cold in search of better conditions and cheaper wages.»
Still, O’Brien said there’s no sign there will be any action until the Labor Ministry decides to enforce new laws.
O’Brien also said he expects Labor Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk to announce an enforcement plan as soon as Labor Day.
He would not say whether the government plans to appeal a ruling by the B.C. Court of Appeal that gave the jarvees.comgovernment until Sept. 29 to stop the forced-labor practice at the Port Mann plant, but noted the matter will be dealt with by an independent panel at an upcoming meeting of labor and employment lawyers in Victoria.
O’Brien said he wants to see an «incredible, meaningful and comprehensive plan to address the workplace issues at the Port Mann facility.»
The labour force in B.C. stood at 3.3 million on the first full day of the new year — about 8,000 higher than the 6.4 million average over the year before this summer, according to Statistics Canada. That leaves more than one in four B.C. adults who are still employed.
Gillard’s government said it is taking action, even though it had promised a balanced and robust economic plan during the election campaign.
«This year, we took decisive acti더킹카지노on to end the forced overtime at the Port Mann plant, as it was failing employees, the business community and the province,» Finance Minister Joe Ceci said in a statement.
«It is unacceptable that thousands of our children cannot be treated with dignity and respect.»