July 28, 2017

Settlement finally paid in Canada Line foreign workers case: union

A B.C. trades union is expected to announce tomorrow details of a settlement that has finally been paid in a human rights case involving temporary foreign workers who helped build the Canada Line.

The b-c human rights tribunal ruled back in 2008 that SELI Canada and SNC Lavalin discriminated against Latin American workers toiling on the Skytrain project.

It said they were treated differently than other workers in terms of pay, housing and more.

They were awarded $ 2.5 million.

The union that represented them says subsequent legal action brought by the two employers has delayed a settlement being paid until now.

CKNW Vancouver News

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