Mexico’s largest farm workers union denounces the violation of migrant workers’ labour rights.
Gerardo Sanchez, leader of the ConferederaciónNacionalCampesina (CNC, Mexico’s largest farm workers union) has presented a motion in the Senate demanding the Minister of Labour to inform the Congress about allegations of anti-union activities against migrant farm workers coming to Canada through the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program. Mexican media are reacting favorably to the CNC’s press release, which started circulating yesterday.
Recently, UFCW Canada joined its community partner, KAIROS Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, in culminating its Roll with the Declaration campaign in Ottawa. More than 500 travellers, banner makers, indigenous elders, religious leaders, community activists and supporters gathered at Victoria Island on Algonquin territory (a.k.a. Ottawa, Ontario).