FOREIGN WORKERS DENOUNCE LABOUR SITUATION IN CANADA

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Foreign Workers Denounce Labour Situation in Canada

 

Canadian foreign workers fight for their rights and demand an end to their precarious situations.

 

In Canada, immigrant workers denounce the precarious labour situations they face. These workers request, of the Federal and Provincial governments, a new and fairer regulation for the labour market as well as better social protection. The temporary foreign workers, placement’s agency workers, and domestic workers are affected by labour precocity, which makes them more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse by their employers. The immigrant workers in precarious situations do not find that the latest minimum-wage increase of $10.35 per hour, which was implemented in May 2014, is sufficient to cover their basic needs. According to the Citizenship and Immigration Minister, there were close to 340 thousand people working in Canada under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program in 2012.

 

 

Jorge Zagarra, Montreal

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