Coalition for Change Open House-Migrant Workers’ Rights

“Building Alliances”

Coalition for Change Meeting and Open House

Sunday October 24th, 2010 – 1:00pm

Workers Action Centre (720 Spadina, Suite 223, Toronto Ontario).

We would like to invite you to join us at an open house and meeting of the Coalition for Change on Sunday October 24th at 1pm.

This gathering intends to create a space where migrant workers, grassroots community groups, community faith groups, unions, activists, and others, can connect, share and create a stronger and broader alliance that strives for migrant workers rights.

We will be sharing information on the Coalition for Change and our upcoming plans.  We hope you can join us to share your work on these issues and strategize on ways we can work together.

Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Canada’s federal and provincial governments have failed to adequately address the gaps in immigration and labour policy that systematically discriminate and exploit migrant workers in Canada. While the number of migrant workers currently exceeds 200,000, live-in caregivers under the Live-In Caregivers Program (LCP), agricultural workers under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program, and other workers under the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP), face tremendous physical barriers that position them as second class citizens to the Canadian state in terms of their rights and benefits.

Coalition for Change

The Coalition for Change aims to support migrant workers struggle by advocating for the protection of their rights. Members of the Coalition for Change have been working collaboratively to strategize and plan a series of activities to campaign and support the following demands to reform the LCP, the SAWP, and the TFWP.

Migrant worker’s demands include:

1.    A right to landing status granted upon arrival

2.   A right to fair appeal process prior to repatriations

3.   A right to equal access for all social programs (including employment insurance, health care, settlement services, social services and worker’s compensation)

4.   A right to full protection under the provincial employment standards

Please join us!

Sincerely,

Carolina Alvarado

Coalition for Change Co-ordinator

Email: diaalvarado@gmail.com


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