The tragedies of migrant workers

With the recent deaths of eleven migrant workers in Ontario, which mirrors a similar tragic van crash in BC in 2007, advocates and activists are renewing their demands for the provincial and federal ministries to enforce and increase the rights and protection of migrant workers. Justica for Migrant Workers, PICS, and United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), are calling for a renewed effort to protect the rights of migrant workers. The Tyee and Rabble have both recently produced in depth series on the lives and harsh working conditions of migrant farm workers.