Alberta Federation of Labour



Alberta Federation of Labour

April 25, 2014 00:14 ET

Media Advisory: Problems with TFW Program Extend Beyond Food Services

AFL reveals hundreds of unlawful TFW permits issued

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 25, 2014) - Problems with the Temporary Foreign Worker program are not limited to the food service industry.

At a press conference at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 25, the Alberta Federation of Labour will unveil research showing that hundreds of Labour Market Opinions - which are required for employers to bring in Temporary Foreign Workers - have been issued in direct contravention of the rules of the program.

"There is a clear pattern to this government's handling of the Temporary Foreign Worker program," Alberta Federation of Labour president Gil McGowan said. "They're bending, breaking, circumventing and ignoring the rules they set up to prevent abuse. And because of that, employers in all kinds of sectors are using the program to drive down wages across the country and throughout the economy."

What: New research shows problems with TFW program pervasive across many sectors of the economy
When: 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 25, 2014
Where: Alberta Federation of Labour offices, #300, 10408-124 Street
Who: Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) President Gil McGowan

Contact Information

  • MEDIA CONTACT:
    Olav Rokne
    Communications Director
    Alberta Federation of Labour
    780.289.6528 (cell)
    E-mail orokne@afl.org