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While we wait for a Federal Court judge to rule on whether two unions should access documents being used to bring 100's of Chinese miners to Canada, BC's Minister of Energy and Mines is also being asked to intervene.
Lawyers for the United Steelworkers Union have sent Rich Coleman a five-page letter regarding HD Mining's plans to operate an underground coal mine in Tumbler Ridge.
Concerns raised focus on workplace safety including claims foreign workers would only need to understand 100 english words and they may be allowed to circumvent training standards.
Earlier this month, federal Human Resources Minister Diane Finley announced the entire temporary worker program is now under review because of similar allegations against HD mining.
The operators of the proposed Murray River mine have repeatedly said they've done nothing wrong.
The Federal Court ruling is expected at 4pm Thursday in Vancouver.