Farm workers speak out against firing

Seven foreign agriculture workers recently fired and evicted by Canada’s largest mushroom producer, Rol-Land Farms, joined members of UFCW Canada, Justicia for Migrant Workers, and academics to speak about the problems of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and its impact on workers. The workers were fired without notice after they had recently won the right to unionize. It is illegal for agricultural workers in Ontario to unionize, but a decision last month by the Ontario Court of Appeal gave the province 12 months to rewrite the Agricultural Employees Protection Act to allow collective bargaining.

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Temporary Foreign Worker Program - Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)