Migrant agricultural workers win right to bargain

The Ontario Court of Appeal has told the Ontario government to drop its ban
on farm unions because it violates the Charter rights of Ontario’s more
than 100,000 agriculture workers after decades of prohibiting
agricultural workers from effectively participating in the provincial
Labour Relations regime.  The decision was release this morning.

Many of these agricultural workers are temporary foreign workers (TFWs) or
workers who come to Ontario under the Federal Government’s Seasonal
Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) from countries such as Mexico,
Jamaica, and Thailand.

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