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Join Justicia for Migrant workers to Demand Justice, Respect and Dignity
Get on the Bus, come and support Migrant Worker Solidarity Caravan Sunday September 4, 2011@ 12: 30 pm
Salem Chapel First British Methodist Episcopal Church
92 Geneva Street, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4N2 [map]
Thousands of migrant agricultural workers are employed in the Niagara region. Migrant workers from Mexico, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatamala and Thailand have been the backbone of of our agricultural industry. Millions of dollars of profits have been made on the backs of migrant workers, communities who are denied basic rights while in Canada.
On September 4 to October 2nd, 2011 Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) will be expanding on last year’s Pilgrimage to Freedom with a series of actions and caravans to expose the hidden realities that agricultural workers face. For this year’s Pilgrimage to Freedom Justicia for Migrant Workers has chosen to revisit several of the stops of the Underground Railroad. The towns that we will be visiting, as part of the Underground Railroad, represented a land of freedom, hope and oportunities, but are now agricultural that are highly dependent on exploitative temporary migration programs for labour. The caravan will highlight the current labour laws, the restrictions of migrant worker programs, the profits of the agricultural industry and how Canadian society profits from the indenutureship of migrant labour. We ultimately want to ask: do these towns still symbolize freedom and hope or do they now evoke oppression and exploitation?
The first action of this series will take place on September 4 in the Niagara region and will consist of a community reality tour. It will start 12:30 pm at the Salem Chapel First British Methodist Episcopal Church (92 Geneva Street) in St. Catherine’s and will make several stops in the areas around Virgil, Niagara-on-the-Lake and ending the day’s actions in Niagara Falls.
While the community prepares to celebrate its annual wine festival and the astronomical profits that has been attributed to the sacrifices of the migrant community. This caravan is to celebrate their contributions, demand changes to our laws to reflect their realities and to expose the hidden realities of temporary forreign worker programs across Canada.
Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW)
On September 4th 2011
- Pang-ekonomiyang sektor
Agriculture and horticulture workers
- Mga Uri ng Nilalaman
Policy analysis, Dokumentado kaso ng pang-aabuso, and Suporta ng mga hakbangin
- Target na mga grupo
Manggagawa (im) migrante, Mambabatas, Mamamahayag, Pampublikong Kamalayan, Employer at recruitment ahensya, Mananaliksik, 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, Family reunification, Legal Aid, EI, Kabutihan, Pabahay pamantayan, Karapatan sa kalayaan, and Karapatan sa karangalan
- Geographical kaugnayan
- Spheres ng aktibidad
Journalism, media pag-aaral at pakikipag-usap and Social Work
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