Union questions B.C. miners probe

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JEREMY NUTTALL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:09 AM ET

VANCOUVER -- The United Steelworkers Union (USW) is accusing the province of conducting a poor investigation into allegations Chinese miners are paying fees to work in British Columbia.

The USW is involved in a bitter dispute with the China-backed HD Mining over the use of miners from China brought to its Murray River coal mine near Tumbler Ridge, B.C., as temporary workers.

Charging workers for job recruitment is illegal in B.C. In October, it was discovered Chinese miners were offered jobs in the province for a $12,500 fee.


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