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NO RIGHTS, NO RULES: MIGRANT WORKERS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD & “I AM A FATHER TOO!” EVENT

Date

2010

Authors

Agriculture Workers Alliance

Abstract

NO RIGHTS, NO RULES: MIGRANT WORKERS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD:
UFCW Canada and community allies will be hosting an International Migrant Worker Forum on June 20, 2010 in response to the G8/G20 Summit to be held in and around Toronto, Canada.

I AM A FATHER TOO!” to FORM THE LARGEST MIGRANT WORKER HUMAN BILLBOARD IN CANADIAN HISTORY:
This event shall highlight the devastating effects of family separation and human displacement that has resulted from the migrant and guest worker programs, such as the Canadian Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP), in G8 countries.

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AWA E-News

Responsible institution

Agriculture Workers Alliance

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NO RIGHTS, NO RULES: MIGRANT WORKERS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
&
“I AM A FATHER TOO!” EVENT – FORMING THE LARGEST MIGRANT WORKER HUMAN BILLBOARD IN CANADIAN HISTORY

NEW EVENT!!!

THE GREAT ROOM, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - JUNE 20, 2010

NEW ROOM LOCATION!!!

UFCW Canada and community allies will be hosting an International Migrant Worker Forum on June 20, 2010 in response to the G8/G20 Summit to be held in and around Toronto, Canada.

Migrant workers, community activists, advocates, and labour leaders from a variety of countries will explore a diverse set of issues faced by migrant workers when in Canada. They will also critically analyze the role of sending nations and the state of migrant workers while in their home country in the increasingly complex and brutal international migrant workers regime. Finally, there will be a frank discussion of the steps forward.

Prior to NO RIGHTS, NO RULES join over 100 migrant workers with pictures of their children left in sending countries at 11:45 am on the steps of Hart House, University of Toronto at

“I AM A FATHER TOO!” to FORM THE LARGEST MIGRANT WORKER HUMAN BILLBOARD IN CANADIAN HISTORY.

This event shall highlight the devastating effects of family separation and human displacement that has resulted from the migrant and guest worker programs, such as the Canadian Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP), in G8 countries.

JOIN US on this day, Fathers’ Day, with migrant workers from across the Globe to map out the step forwards to work with those fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, who leave their homes only to be disappointed, neglected and abused through the Canadian Temporary Foreign Workers Program. This event shall reinforce our shared commitment towards migrant and immigrant worker dignity, respect and justice in Canada.

PLEASE REGISTER AT WWW.UFCW.CA/NORIGHTSNORULES
AS SPACE IS LIMITED AND REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-REGISTERED BASIS.
NO RIGHTS, NO RULES: MIGRANT WORKERS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD

Sunday, June 20, 2010
1 PM-4PM
THE GREAT ROOM, Hart House, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, Canada

UFCW.CA/NORIGHTSNORULES
NOTE: DUE TO HIGHER THAN EXPECTED REGISTRATION WE HAVE MOVED TO THE GREAT ROOM AT HART HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
This event is part of The 2010 People’s Summit.

Additional information, allies and endorsers are being added regularly.
Please visit ufcw.ca/norightsnorules often for updates and more information.

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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, and Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing

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