Monday, February 6, 2023

Migrant day laborers among most abused workers in Canada

migrant daily wage laborer They suffer abuse, live in dirty housing, work a lot and don’t always earn their fair share.

Because Canada’s Temporary Migrant Work Program offers so much can do for employers, which allows them to pay less than minimum wage Or let them be under the circumstances.

What is happening to migrant daily wage workers?

agribusiness in canada “Works in a business environment that promotes the use of cheap labor” The number of migrants indicates the Union of Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

“Migrant agricultural workers are among the most vulnerable and abused workers in Canada,” UFCW takes note.

He further said that there is a lack of labor mobility, immigration status, language barriers why lack of union representation exposes them to wage theft and social isolation.

Canada receives more each year 50,000 who travel temporarily to work their farms.

It should be mentioned that 48% will of Mexicowhile the rest, from others 11 countries.

However, two temporary farm work programs give you very few faculty Migrant daily wage laborers.

Instead, employers are those who have high strength About work and often about the fate of these people.

“The pandemic has exacerbated serious risks for the migrant workers who grow and pluck our fruits and vegetables,” the document says.

union request

there are many improvements urgent al Temporary Foreign Employee Program (PTET) so that the violation does not continue human rights Migrant agricultural workers.

First he lists “make the union representation An essential condition of PTET”.

Another important change they are asking for is Remove Work permits specific to an employer and replace them with open or sectoral permits.

In other words, work only in agriculture, but if the company fails to meet its obligations, it has the option of changing to another company which decent condition.

They also request that employers who use the program be immediately mandated to prioritize hiring migrant workers with open work permits. weak worker,

they also ask For testing Home individually before and during occupation.

This is because the association has been able to document cases in which migrant daily wage workers stay in rooms damaged and insect heaterthat puts your health at risk.

Lastly, they recommend unsubscribing immediately. PTAT and PTET to any employer who retains personal documents of migrant workers. Especially passport and health care card.

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