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JUSTICIA FOR MIGRANT WORKERS (J4MW) URGES OECS TO DEMAND RIGHTS FOR MIGRANT FARM WORKERS.

Fecha

2003-12-05

Autores

Justicia for Migrant Workers

Resumen

Justicia for Migrant Workers is urging the governments represented by the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to examine closely the working and living conditions that migrant farm workers must endure during their employment contracts in Canada. Migrant farm workers from Mexico and Canada have been coming to work in the Canadian Agricultural Industry since 1966 under the auspices of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAW).

Título de la serie

Justice For Migrant Workers

Texto completo

Justicia for Migrant Workers is urging the governments represented by the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to examine closely the working and living conditions that migrant farm workers must endure during their employment contracts in Canada. Migrant farm workers from Mexico and Canada have been coming to work in the Canadian Agricultural Industry since 1966 under the auspices of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAW).

Recently at the Caribbean/Canadian Seasonal Agricultural programme meetings in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Velon John, St Lucia's labour minister, called on programme administrators to recruit more workers from the OECS.

Last year there were approximately 400 workers who took part in the
program.

Justicia wants to ensure that the action is taken to prevent the exploitation that has been faced by migrant farm workers in Canada. The organization is urging the Eastern Caribbean states to demand that migrant farm workers must be treated with the same rights enjoyed by millions of other Canadian workers.

Previously farm workers have demanded action on issues such as wage
discrimination, workplace exploitation, lack of health and safety protection, overtime work without overtime pay, and racism are some of the serious problems faced by workers while they are in Canada.

In order to prevent past injustices it is important that the OECS demands that the Canadian government ensures that migrant farm workers have rights to health and safety legislation, employment standards, the right to organize labour representation and the right to work in an environment free from discrimination. Workers demand that they be treated with respect and dignity. Collectively the OECS and Canada must take steps to guarantee that these principles are enshrined says Nicole Wall a member of the Justicia for Migrant Workers collective.

Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW), is an advocacy group for the rights of migrant farm workers in Canada.

For more information, please contact:
info@justicia4migrantworkers.org

Chris Ramsaroop:
chris.ramsaroop@utoronto.ca

Conexiones

Los sectores económicos

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Tipos de contenido

Policy analysis

Los grupos destinatarios

Legisladores, Conciencia Pública, Los sindicatos, y ONG / grupos comunitarios / redes de solidaridad

Áreas de regulación

Derecho a cambiar de empleador, Derecho a elegir su lugar de residencia, Derecho a organizarse, Normas Laborales, Salud y Seguridad, Programas de integración para los recién llegados, Salud y Servicios Sociales, El acceso a la condición de permanente, Gratuitos para servicios de colocación, La reunificación familiar, Asistencia Legal, EI, Bienestar, Las remesas y programas de desarrollo co-, Viajar al extranjero y regresar a casa, Las agencias de contratación y la inversión, Calidad de la vivienda, Mecanismos para el reembolso de la migración, Juicio justo antes de la deportación, Regularización de la condición procedimiento, Determinación de los salarios decentes y la escasez de mano de obra, Criterios para la selección de los trabajadores migrantes (im), Derecho a la igualdad (de género), Derecho a la igualdad (origen nacional), Derecho a la igualdad (estatus social), Derecho a la libertad, Derecho a la dignidad, y Derecho a la privacidad

Relevancia geográfica

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Colombia Británica, Otras provincias, Federal, Jamaica, y Nueva Escocia

Idiomas

Inglés y Español