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COME AND SUPPORT MIGRANT FARM WORKERS’ RIGHTS TO LIVE AND BE PART OF OUR COMMUNITIES!

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2011.12.13, 5:00 PM

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On December 13, 2011, Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) is urging community members and allies to attend this important county council meeting and support the rights of migrant workers to live in our communities. Justicia for Migrant Workers are urging allies to provide deputations in support of the right of migrant workers. Recently in Norfolk county there has been strong opposition from local community members of Windham Centre to oppose the conversion of a former elementary school into a bunkhouse for migrant workers. Some community members have expressed concern that if migrant workers are to be permitted to live next to them the sheer number of migrants will lead to “a potential increase in crime, pressure on existing water and septic systems, and a decrease in local property values” according to the local newspaper. A resident was quoted in the same story arguing that the migrant workers should not permitted to live at the potential site because it is not adjoined to the employer’s property. The resident argues “A bunkhouse is supposed to be on the property where (the workers) are employed and where they are under supervision.”
The comments are unacceptable and offensive to the dignity of the men and women who grow our food. Furthermore, these disturbing comments expose a trend of racism that appears to be too common in farming areas where the presence of migrant workers is essential to their economy. Migrant workers are welcome to toil in our fields but they are not good enough to live as our neighbours.
J4MW strongly condemns the xenophobic and racist response from the community to the tentative arrival of approximately 40 migrant workers to their community. Rather than attack the workers and deny their presence in Windham centre, J4MW is urging that:
• migrant worker rights to be respected by the community
• refocus efforts to ensure that migrant housing is protected through landlord tenant legislation which currently excludes agricultural operations
• bunkhouses and other migrant farmworker housing is open to inspection from migrant rights organization such as J4MW
• migrant workers’ rights at work are respected and that steps will be provided to ensure anti-reprisal measures against workers who want to complain relating to working and living conditions
Newspapers links for references:
Migrant bunkhouse plan for Windham Centre meets with resistance-Simcoe Reformer
http://www.simcoereformer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3375128
Company Defends Plans for Former School- Brantford Expositor
http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/PrintArticle.aspx?e=3384092
For more information:
web: www.justicia4migrantworkers.org
tumblr: http://j4mw.tumblr.com/
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/justice4mw
twitter: http://twitter.com/j4mw
e-mail: j4mw.on@gmail.com

Lugar

Norfolk County Administration Building, Council Chambers

Tirahan

50 Colborne St. South

Lungsod

Simoncoe

Lalawigan

Ontario

Zip code

N3Y 4H3

Bansa

Canada

Connections

Pang-ekonomiyang sektor

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Mga Uri ng Nilalaman

Dokumentado kaso ng pang-aabuso and Suporta ng mga hakbangin

Target na mga grupo

Pampublikong Kamalayan

Regulasyon lugar

Karapatang magpalit ng employer, Karapatan na pumili ng kanilang lugar ng paninirahan, Kanan upang ayusin ang, Labour Standards, Kalusugan at Kaligtasan, Pagsasama-sama ng mga programa para sa mga bagong dating, Kalusugan at Serbisyong Panlipunan, Access sa permanenteng katayuan, Libreng pag-post ng Trabaho Mga Serbisyo, Family reunification, Legal Aid, EI, Kabutihan, Remittances at co-unlad ng mga programa, Paglalakbay sa ibang bansa at bumalik sa bahay, Pangangalap ahensya at mga pamumuhunan, Pabahay pamantayan, Mekanismo para sa pagsasauli ng nagugol ng migration, Fair trial bago deportasyon, Regularization pamamaraan katayuan, Pagpapasiya ng disenteng suweldo at shortages ng paggawa, Pamantayan para sa pagpili ng mga manggagawa (im) migrante, Karapatan sa pagkakapantay-pantay (kasarian), Karapatan sa pagkakapantay-pantay (bayang pinanggalingan), Karapatan sa pagkakapantay-pantay (panlipunang katayuan), Karapatan sa kalayaan, Karapatan sa karangalan, Karapatan sa pagiging pribado, and Karapatan sa tamang impormasyon

Geographical kaugnayan

Ontario

Wika

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