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Impression et sauvegarde

Niagara on the Lake, St. Catherine's and Niagara Falls

J4MW FREEDOM CARAVAN 2011

Date et heure

2011.09.04, toute la journée

Détails

Last year, over 150 migrant workers and allies marched over fifty kilometres from Leamington to Windsor, Ontario to demand justice, respect and dignity for the hundreds of thousands of migrants employed under the auspices of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Programs. After years of harassment, intimidation and exploitation, migrant workers organized to stand up to these abuses. Over the last year, thousands of people heard the testimonies and the stories that lead to organizing the march. Status, an end to repatriations and deportations, labour law reform, equal access to social entitlements and and to the coercive role of recruiters and contractors has inspired many others about the realities faced by migrant workers in Canada.
The march called the ‘Pilgrimage to Freedom: Breaking the Chains of Indentureship’ ended in Windsor at the Tower of Freedom. The Monument was chosen as the ending point to show the connections to the past and the present. The Tower of Freedom is dedicated to those who travelled the underground railroad. This year the pilgrimage continues. Migrant workers, and members of Justicia for Migrant Workers are once again organizing to demand that the chains of indentureship must be broken. This year migrant workers and their allies will be recreating the stops of the underground railroad.

Across southwestern Ontario, communities will serve as rallying points to show how the present mimics the past. This year’s Pilgrimage to Freedom will take the form of a caravan across Ontario. J4MW is requesting the support of community, religious, labour and allied organizations to join us for this year’s action. Migrant workers and their allies will be calling community meetings, and organizing meetings across southwestern Ontario. This year’s actions will take place across several communities If you are interested in further information feel free to contact Justicia for Migrant Workers. Tentative dates for stops on the caravan include

Lieu

1st stop

Ville

Niagara on the Lake, St. Catherine's and Niagara Falls

Pays

Canada

Liens

Secteurs économiques

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 et Autre

Types de contenu

Policy analysis, Cas d’abus documentés et Initiatives de soutien

Groupes cibles

Travailleurs (im)migrants, Législateurs, Journalistes, Sensibilisation du public, Employeurs et agences de recrutement, Chercheurs, Syndicats et ONG/groupes communautaires/réseaux de solidarité

Domaines de réglementation

Droit de changer d’employeur, Droit de choisir son lieu de résidence, Droit de se syndiquer, Normes du travail, Santé et sécurité au travail, Programmes d’intégration des nouveaux arrivants, Santé et services sociaux, Accès à un statut permanent, Services d’embauche gratuits, Réunification des familles, Aide juridique, Assurance-emploi, Aide sociale, Envois de fonds et programmes de co-développement, Voyages à l’étranger et retour au pays, Agences de recrutement et de placement, Normes de logement, Mécanismes de remboursement des dépenses de migration, Procès impartial avant déportation, Procédures de régularisation de statut, Détermination des salaires décents et des pénuries de main d’oeuvre, Critères de sélection des travailleurs (im)migrants, Droit à l’égalité (genre), Droit à l’égalité (origine nationale), Droit à l’égalité (statut social), Droit à la liberté, Droit à la dignité, Droit à la vie privé et Droit à une information correcte

Pertinence géographique

Ontario

Langues

Anglais