Toronto – June 24, 2020 – As COVID-19 outbreaks continue to impact farming operations across the country, UFCW Canada has secured dozens of open work permits for migrant workers hoping to escape abusive employers and dangerous work environments.
Toronto – April 6, 2020 – UFCW Canada, the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA), and our community allies have achieved pay protection and Employment Insurance (EI) eligibility for migrant and temporary foreign workers who are laid off, have become ill, or have to quarantine due to COVID-19.
Toronto – January 4, 2020 – UFCW Canada, together with the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA), has renewed a benefit plan that provides no-cost, accidental death and dismemberment insurance for migrant workers who are members of the AWA.
Leamington, Ont. – October 10, 2019 – Migrant farm workers from across the Windsor-Essex area recently joined UFCW Canada and the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) for an end-of-summer barbeque and a workshop on health and safety held at the AWA Workers Support Centre in Leamington, Ontario.
Abbotsford, B.C. – September 23, 2019 – Dozens of migrant farm workers from across the Abbotsford area recently joined UFCW Canada and the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) for a series of workshops on health and safety and knowing your rights at work.
St. Catharines, Ont. – September 10, 2019 – UFCW Canada has helped a migrant worker from Mexico obtain one of the first open work permits in Ontario after the worker in question experienced abuse from her employer while working at a farm in the Niagara Falls area.