Migrant workers win human rights tribunal

Latin American workers who helped build the underground tunnel in Vancouver for the Canada Line have won a human rights tribunal against their employers, SELI Canada Inc. and SNC Lavalin Constructors Inc. The BC human rights Tribunal found that these companies discriminated against the workers on the grounds of race, colour, ancestry and place of origin. The workers were payed less, given inferior accommodation and meals in comparison to European workers who were also brought in to build the Skytrain expansion project.

More Information

"Foreign Canada Line workers win human rights case" - December 4, 2008, The Vancouver Sun

"Canada Line’s foreign workers faced discrimination: tribunal" - December 3, 2008, The Georgia Straight

"Foreign workers on Skytrain project treated unfairly: B.C. human rights ruling" - December 4, 2008, The Canadian Press (Link removed June 2011 - No longer exists)