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Friends of Farmworkers hope to see history in making




Chatham Daily News


Issue of migrant workers rights before Supreme Court of Canada

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The Chatham Daily News

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Two Chatham members of Friends of Farmworkers plan to be in Ottawa tomorrow.

Derry McKeever and Ron Cadotte want to be part of Canadian legal history as the Supreme Court of Canada hears arguments relating to the plight of migrant workers.

McKeever said the case of Fraser versus the Attorney General of Ontario will hear arguments that relate to the right of migrant workers to organize and bargain collectively.

Michael Fraser is president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which brought the action forward with several other advocacy groups that continue to press for justice, dignity and respect for all offshore workers.

"This is an important step in the long struggle to ensure equality for migrant workers,'' said McKeever.

He said there is no guarantee a decision will be made for workers, but said it's the beginning in the struggle to ensure that workers know they have someone on their side.

McKeever said a bus will leave for Ottawa tonight at 11:45 p.m.

Both he and Cadotte plan to be onboard.


Secteurs économiques

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Types de contenu

Policy analysis

Groupes cibles

Sensibilisation du public

Pertinence géographique