Logo es Total Donar

Un recurso en línea para los derechos de los trabajadores de la red (in) migrantes

TotalCambio

Detalles del documento

 

Imprima y guarde

Tesis

Plus ça change?---A comparative analysis of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program and the pilot Foreign Worker Program for farm workers in Quebec

Fecha

2006

Autores

Sofia Lowe

Resumen

For the last 40 years, migrant farm workers from the Caribbean and Mexico have been recruited to work temporarily on Canadian farms under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP). In 2002, the pilot Foreign Worker Program (FWP) for low skilled migrant workers was initiated in the province of Quebec and under this program began the recruitment of Guatemalan migrant farm workers. Since the program's start, the number of Guatemalan migrants has nearly tripled and there seems to be a decline in the number of workers hired under the SAWP in Quebec. This paper examines the FWP's development, set-up, consequences and operation alongside the SAWP and shows how the Canadian state is expanding the number and flexibility of temporary worker programs. This paper draws attention to the neo-liberal context of migrant farm labour in Canada, pointing to the ways in which Canada's federal policies governing seasonal agricultural migrants and the agricultural labour market are exploitative and racist. Key Words . migrant; agriculture; seasonal; temporary; racism; foreign labour; Foreign Worker Program; Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program

Universidad

Ryerson University (Canada)

Nivel

M.A.

Lugar de publicación

Canada

Archivos adjuntos

Conexiones

Los sectores económicos

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Tipos de contenido

Policy analysis y Casos documentados de abuso

Los grupos destinatarios

Legisladores y Los investigadores

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, y La reunificación familiar

Relevancia geográfica

México, Quebec, Guatemala, y Other Caribbean States

Esferas de la actividad

Agricultura, Estudios culturales y étnicas, Derecho, Gestión de Recursos Humanos, Ciencias Políticas, y Socioligie

Idiomas

Inglés