Port Alberni Mayor ‘disgusted’ by workers treatment

By David Wiwchar
Nanaimo News Now
July 4, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions is speaking out after allegations were made against the San Group yesterday. The company is accused of mistreating foreign workers after 16 men from Vietnam were reported living in a small trailer on mill property with no running water. Minions said while San Group is a large part of the local economy, the community won’t tolerate the mistreatment of workers. …Minions said this is not the first time the city has become involved with San Group foreign workers after a group of men were discovered living in the company’s lunchroom two years ago. “The city has received complaints in the past which we have forwarded to RCMP and WorkSafe and have been investigated, so this is not the first time that this has been a concern from our perspective,” she said. “I’m glad that people were willing to speak up.”

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