News from Migrant Workers Alliance for Change
The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (MWAC) is a coalition of migrant worker groups and community, labour, legal and health services allies whose aim is to improve working conditions and living conditions for live-in caregivers, seasonal agricultural workers, and other temporary foreign workers. MWAC includes Alliance of South Asian Aid Prevention, Asian Community Aids Services, Caregivers Action Centre, Industrial Accident Victims’ Group of Ontario, Justicia for Migrant Workers, KAIROS, Legal Assistance of Windsor, Migrante Ontario, No One Is Illegal – Toronto, Parkdale Community Legal Services, Social Planning Toronto, Unifor, United Food and Commercial Workers and the Workers’ Action Centre. Together we are organizing for full immigration status and rights for migrant workers.More information
September 23 & 29: Learn about immigration and labour laws, and best practices to support migrant workers
When: September 23 in Toronto, September 29 in Hamilton
Registration: Registration is capped at 25 - http://www.migrantworkersalliance.org/registerfortrainings/
Professional development training to take place in Toronto on September 23, Hamilton September 29, and training in more regions to be announced.
When: Thursday, June 18, 2015, 12:30 p.m. ET (1 hour)
The webinar will cover which income and health programs migrant workers can access (both provincial and federal programs), how to apply, and how to get involved with organizing.
70,000 low-waged workers in the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and Live-In Caregiver program are impacted by the 4 and 4 regulations, which bar the renewal of work permits past four years.
When: November 10 - November 16, 2014
Where: Locations in Windsor, London, Peterborough, Hamilton, Guelph, Toronto
Three migrant workers – a live-in Caregiver, a farmworker, and a restaurant worker – are speaking about their struggles, their rights, and the laws that affect them.
Topics in this issue are Bill 18, changes to the Live-In Caregiver Program, and a new factsheet: Undocumented Workers Have Labour Rights.
The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change is calling for immediate changes to the moratorium imposed on temporary foreign workers in the food industry.