- Friday, 04 April 2014
- Chelsea Fougère
In early February, 65 workers at the Kearl tar sands mine in Northern Alberta were laid off without warning or reason. The workers, highly-skilled tradespeople and members of the Ironworkers Union, contend that their sacking came about because the company operating the mine wanted to hire cheaper labour from Croatia. This is the fate facing workers, even in the highly profitable oil sector, under capitalism today.