Farm profits soar but workers are still exploited

Farm profits soar but workers are still exploited | National Union of Public and General Employees

Farm sector total net revenues increased for the second consecutive year to $3.3 billion — up $1.3 billion.

Ottawa (28 May 2009) – Profits in Canadian agriculture continue to soar while workers in the field remain one of the most exploited labour groups in Canada.

The employees include more than 22,000 agricultural workers who come to Canada each season under the federal government’s Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (CSAWP).

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