On May Day: Immigrant Rights are Workers' Rights

The Human Resources Ministery has changed the rules so employers will now be allowed to pay foreign temp workers 15 per cent less than the average wage.

See the Canadian Council for Refugees and Rabble for more information on how using temporary migrant workers to address permanent labour demands creates a two-tiered society with a “disposable” workforce that is admitted only for its labour. And how migrant workers are especially vulnerable to exploitation and abuse because of their lack of status, their isolation and their lack of access to information on their rights, and because the Canadian and most provincial governments don't ensure monitoring of their workplaces.