Alberta Federation of Labour

Alberta Federation of Labour

August 14, 2014 15:53 ET

CORRECTION: Alberta Companies Given Green Light to Underpay Thousands of TFWs

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 14, 2014) - This release corrects and replaces the version issued earlier today at 12:35 pm MST. Olav Rokne's contact phone number should have been listed as 780.218.4351 (cell).

Internal government documents obtained by the Alberta Federation of Labour show that Alberta companies were given the green light to underpay thousands of Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) in 2013.

At a media availability outside the Global Human Rights Forum in Calgary, where he is scheduled to speak about the rights of migrant workers, Alberta Federation of Labour President Gil McGowan will comment on the documents, and what they mean about the future of immigration in Canada.

"These documents show that the TFW program is being used to keep wages low and to pay people less than what is paid to Canadians," McGowan said.

Who: Alberta Federation of Labour President Gil McGowan
What: Documents accessed under Access to Information Requests covering more than 5,000 TFW applications
When: 10:45 a.m., Friday, August 15, 2014
Where: Olympic Plaza, 228 - 8 Ave SE, Calgary

Contact Information

    Olav Rokne
    Communications Director
    Alberta Federation of Labour
    780.218.4351 (cell)