So Gina Rinehart's massive Roy Hill project will need a lot of workers and the news today reported that they could go overseas to fulfill that need.
The Unions are asking why? Why can't we train local workers to do the jobs instead of importing semi skilled workers and trades people from places like Ireland where they are desperate to leave their flailing country for a better life here?
And then this
On the flip side, is it a private business's job to fix these kind of issues? Hire and spend $$$ training people people from low socio-economic areas? This could be the chance for these people to get into the resource industry?But Unions WA secretary Simone McGurk said it was frustrating Mrs Rinehart was trying to get foreign semi-skilled workers, while youth unemployment ``in areas like Kwinana ...has gone from 14.5 per cent to 28.1 per cent in the last three years''.