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Toronto

No One Is Illegal! May Day Of Action!

Date and time

2009.05.02, 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Details

Migrant Workers Speak Out!
Join the rally about justice for migrant workers.

The faces of working people in Canada is rapidly changing. In the past few years we have seen a drastic increase in temporary foreign workers (TFWs).
Under the Conservative government the Temporary Foreign Worker Program has expanded exponentially with over 200,000 TFWs entering the Canadian workforce each year as agricultural workers, Live-in-Caregivers, manufacturing workers, construction workers and service and hospitality workers.

Please join us Saturday, May 2nd to hear the voices of Temporary Foreign Workers from across Canada and learn about their experiences living and working as migrants.

Cost

Free

Venue

Steelworkers Hall

Address

25 Cecil Street

City

Toronto

Province

Ontario

Country

Canada

Links

Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers, Occupations in services - Domestic work, Sales and service occupations - general, Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general, Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations - general, Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing, Dancers, and Other

Content types

Policy analysis and Documented cases of abuse

Target groups

(Im)migrants workers, Policymakers, Journalists, Public awareness, Employers, agencies and their representatives, Researchers, Unions, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks

Regulation domains

Right to change employer, Right to choose place of residence, Right to unionize, Labour standards, Health and safety at work, Newcomers integration programs, Health care & social services, Access to permanent status, Free employment services, Family reunification, Legal aid, Employment insurance, Social security, Remittances and co-development programs, Trips abroad and re-entries, Recrutement / placement agencies, Housing standards, Migration expenses reimbursement mechanisms, Impartial hearing before deportation, Status regularization procedures, Determination fair wages and labour shortage, (Im)migrant workers selection criteria, Right to equality (gender), Right to equality (national origin), Right to equality (social status), Right to liberty, Right to dignity, and Right to privacy

Geographical focuses

Ontario

Languages

French, English, and Spanish