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

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2003-12-05

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Justicia for Migrant Workers

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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).

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Justice For Migrant Workers

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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

Connections

Pang-ekonomiyang sektor

Agriculture and horticulture workers

Mga Uri ng Nilalaman

Policy analysis

Target na mga grupo

Mambabatas, Pampublikong Kamalayan, Mga unyon, and NGO / komunidad group / network ng pagkakaisa

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, and Karapatan sa pagiging pribado

Geographical kaugnayan

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Iba pang mga Lalawigan, Pederal, Jamaica, and Nova Scotia

Wika

Ingles and Espanyol