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Report/Press release

Migrant Farm Workers Tossed Overboard by Manitoba Flood

Date

2011

Authors

UFCWCanada

Abstract

"As Canadians we have to stand together and help all those harmed by the flood, including the people who work on farms under CSAWP," says Wayne Hanley, the national president of UFCW Canada - Canada's largest private-sector union which represents migrant farm workers at a number of locations in Quebec and British Columbia. "These workers were recruited to Canada by the federal government, so it has a responsibility to do the right thing for the CSAWP workers. Migrant workers are vital members of the Manitoba farm community, and the Harper government should step in to make sure they're not treated like they are invisible and tossed overboard."

Series title

Marketwire

Responsible institution

UFCW

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Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers and General farm workers

Target groups

Public awareness and Unions

Geographical focuses

Manitoba

Languages

English