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    :: Friday, September 26, 2008 ::

    Company fired, workers unpaid - By Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun, Canada
    Eighty foreign workers on the $800-million Golden Ears Bridge project were off the job Wednesday after not being paid for the past two weeks.

    The Construction Specialized Workers' Union said subcontractor Baulex Projects, which hired the workers, told them Tuesday it couldn't pay them because its bank accounts had been frozen by Revenue Canada when it failed to remit its taxes.

    But a representative of the joint venture building the bridge said Baulex had been fired from the job on Monday because of substandard work.

    "They weren't performing so the contract was terminated this week," said Ian McLeod, of the Golden Crossing Group, which speaks for the joint venture.
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