January 3rd, 2019

Statement by Tammy Martin on Donkin Mine

NEW WATERFORD - Tammy Martin, NDP Labour Spokesperson and MLA for Cape Breton Centre made the following statement about the roof collapse at the Donkin Mine:

“It’s awful to think about what could have happened if there had been workers in the mine when this roof collapsed.

Repeatedly, the Liberal government has only reacted to health and safety issues after they happen, rather than stopping problems before they start. It’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt.

Miners need a union to act as an independent voice focused on protecting workers’ health and safety, especially given the Liberal government’s inability to prevent safety violations from occurring.”