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Lethal lies
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Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:14

Oil bosses force workers to lie about dangers to keep their jobs

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MATTHEW LINNITT HAD TO RUN FOR HIS LIFE AND LIE ABOUT IT. It was the only way he could save himself and his job.

Glad to be alive: Matthew Linnitt with his two sons

MATTHEW LINNITT HAD TO RUN FOR HIS LIFE AND LIE ABOUT IT. It was the only way he could save himself and his job.

Matthew was working on an oil well in northwestern Alberta in May 2016. He was left alone. He shouldn’t have been. He thought the well was properly capped. It wasn’t. A geyser of toxic sour gas spewed out of the well. He searched for the site’s emergency...

SIMPLY CRIMINAL
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Sun, 09/08/2019 - 12:56

Criminal charges against company in worker death make history

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SAM FITZPATRICK’S COMPLAINTS DIDN’T SAVE HIM. Sam was killed on the job on February 22, 2009. He was crushed to death under a huge bolder. He had warned his bosses something like that might happen just the day before.

Sam Fitzpatrick

SAM FITZPATRICK’S COMPLAINTS DIDN’T SAVE HIM. Sam was killed on the job on February 22, 2009. He was crushed to death under a huge bolder. He had warned his bosses something like that might happen just the day before.

It took a twenty year fight to get his employer into court to answer...

KEEPING ‘EM DOWN
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Sat, 09/07/2019 - 15:19

Residential care workers deliberately left out of service pay award

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SOME OLD PEOPLE ARE WORTH MORE THAN OTHERS. At least that’s how the provincial paymasters in Nova Scotia see it. That means some of the workers who care for the elderly in the province will get a promised cash award and some won’t.

SOME OLD PEOPLE ARE WORTH MORE THAN OTHERS. At least that’s how the provincial paymasters in Nova Scotia see it. That means some of the workers who care for the elderly in the province will get a promised cash award and some won’t.

Nursing home workers will get a PSA (Public...

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