Where You Goin' Company Town?

This short documentary examines the changing relations between labour and management in the long-established company town of Trail, BC, in which 90% of the workforce is employed by Cominco, the world’s largest lead-zinc smelter. The metal workers in the town are outspoken about the health risks associated with their line of work, and a debate about unionization ensues. The days of paternalistic management are gone, and the emphasis is now on participation and involvement. An eventual strike over dissatisfaction with labour relations turns violent when management, union executives, and workers clash over competing interests.

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Film Credits

director
Stephen W. Dewar
script
Stephen W. Dewar
narrator
Stephen W. Dewar
producer
Ian McLaren
photography
Martin Duckworth
sound
David Lee
editing
Clinton A. Solomon
sound editing
Bill Graziadei
music
Denis Gunn
Larry Crosley

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