Re: Up to 2,000 Chinese miners on their way to BCDec 27th, 2012
Yes or No?
Well, they did do fairly well on building the C.P.R.- at least the heavy work. Pound for pound them suckers are pretty skookum.
Geez, Petros too early in the day for serious thought. Just waiting for my bro-in-law to pick me up to go to the casino. Basically, I'm not racially prejudiced. I think every well meaning person should have a chance, but I do believe in using our own available domestic help first. Unfortunately, no doubt in both countries there are a few who more interested in quitting time and pay day than doing the work- Have no idea if this is part of the problem. Just waiting for the resident expert to jump in here.............(like a bull in a China shop) ooooooooh excuse the pun.
Canadian Dehua International Mines, Canadians "just don't have the experience" to operate underground equipment safely and that "without the Chinese and the technology they're bringing … these particular mines would not have been developed":
First I think, don't create a problem until one arises and second I think if we hire a few of theirs and they hire a few of ours and everyone on each side is happy, why f**K with it?
Up to 2,000 Chinese miners on their way to British Columbia to fill jobs Canadians can't do safely
An initial group of 200 Chinese citizens will begin to arrive in British Columbia in coming weeks to work at new mines in the western Canadian province.
The full time workers – whose number could grow to as many as 2,000 eventually – follow $1.4 billion in Chinese funding for two of four coal projects in the northeast of the province announced in November
The Vancouver Sun reports (external - login to view) up to 800 Canadians would also be employed by the four coal mines, but according to one of the mine developers Canadian Dehua International Mines, Canadians "just don't have the experience" to operate underground equipment safely and that "without the Chinese and the technology they're bringing … these particular mines would not have been developed":
Stephen Hunt, western director for the United Steelworkers union, ridiculed Tuesday the suggestion Canadians couldn't be trained to work underground.
"Bull****," he said of [Canadian Dehua CEO John] Cavanagh's assertions .
www.vancouversun.com/news/Chi...#ixzz28unU2hhU (external - login to view)
They quite probably could not find any Canadian miners for this place. I recall the job postings and among other things it required Mandrin speakers.