May 28th, 2018

Statement from Tammy Martin about continued safety concerns at Donkin Mine

HALIFAX – NDP Labour spokesperson and MLA for Cape Breton Centre, Tammy Martin made the following statement today in response to safety concerns at the Donkin mine:

“I am deeply concerned about the continued reports of safety issues and warnings at the Donkin mine. The safety of workers in the mine should be top priority and shouldn’t require the repeated warnings from inspectors to guarantee the company is obeying the rules.

Our caucus has called for workers in the Donkin Mine to have automatic certification in a union. Having a union in place would give workers a voice in addressing these significant safety concerns.”

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