About 70 migrant and temporary workers at a Quebec horticultural greenhouse have ratified a first-collective agreement that guarantees they are first in line when workers are hired to return the following season.
Under the flags of the Agriculture Workers Alliance, more than 300 Mexican migrant farm workers descended on the Canadian embassy in Mexico City on June 15, to denounce their working and living conditions as migrant agriculture workers in Canada under the federal government’s Seasonal Agriculture Workers Program (SAWP).
The Second World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is being held in Vancouver from June 21 to 25, with more than one thousand delegates from labour organizations around the world representing 176 million workers.
Have you heard the news? UFCW Canada is publishing daily, multi-media coverage of the G20 meetings in Toronto. From June 21 to June 27, UFCW Canada members, friends and supporters can tune in to GEE20.ca to get the latest on what union activists are doing to make sure workers’ voices are heard loud and clear at the People’s Summit.