Migrant workers first to be in union

Migrant workers at a Portage La Prairie farm are the first in Canada to sign a collective agreement.

“It’s the first contract for the migrant agricultural workers in Canada, which is significant, and it marks the recognition both from our legislature and labour board, that we want to be treating new immigrants and new Canadians equally,” said Robert Ziegler, president of United Food and Commercial Workers local 832.

See article in Winnipeg Free Press


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