Monthly Archives: September 2010

Union calls for inquest into migrant worker deaths

Union calls for inquest into migrant worker deaths | Canada | News | Winnipeg Sun

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PROTEST MIGRANT WORKER DEATHS IN ONTARIO FIELDS

The migrant workers support group Justicia For Migrant Workers is calling for two protests over the recent deaths of two migrant agricultural workers in Ontario. The first will be held this Friday at the Ontario Ministry of Labour (see graphic and click for better viewing if needed). The second will be during the Thanksgiving long weekend. Here’s a brief notice of them from the Go-Jamaica website.

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Répression des immigrants irréguliers: inefficace et inéquitable

Il y a quelques jours, les médias rapportaient qu’un rapport préparé en janvier par le ministère fédéral de l’Immigration prévoyait que les circonstances étaient propices pour inciter davantage d’immigrants tamouls à se rendre au Canada par bateau. De plus, il y a quelques semaines, que des Tamouls sri-lankais à Bangkok en Thaïlande, sous couvert de tourisme, y seraient en fait en transit dans l’attente d’un navire vers le Canada. L’idée souvent exprimée qu’il faut empêcher ces navires de parvenir jusqu’aux côtes canadiennes ne tient pas compte de la situation et des droits des individus en cause.

Répression des immigrants irréguliers: inefficace et inéquitable | François CrépeauL’auteur est titulaire de la chaire Hans et Tamar Oppenheimer en droit international public à l’Université McGill, et lauréat de la Fondation Trudeau 2008-2011. | Opinions

Agricultural Deaths Preventable says Justicia For Migrant Workers (J4MW)

Agricultural Deaths Preventable says Justicia For Migrant Workers (J4MW)

Migrant Advocacy group calls on Provincial Government to Protect Workers: Snap inspections, Coroner’s Inquest, and Criminal Investigation needed to show Zero Tolerance for Migrant Fatalities

Jamaican Farm Workers Die in Canadian Work Related Accident

Jamaican Farm Workers Die in Canadian Work Related Accident –

Two Jamaican farm workers lost their lives on a farm in Ontario, Canada, Friday (September 10).

Chief Liaison Officer in the Jamaica Liaison Service (JLS) in Toronto, Larkland Stone, would only describe it as a “job-related accident” on the Filsinger Farm in the Owen Sound area of Ontario.

He said the names of the victims were being withheld, until officials from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in Jamaica can notify their next of kin.

Mr. Stone added that the Canadian Ministry of Labour and police are conducting investigations, and the bodies have been removed to the morgue. Autopsies will be done on the bodies.

Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto, Seth George Ramocan, has expressed shock at the sudden death of the Jamaican workers.

“We are very saddened by the untimely loss of our two Jamaican men. Our hearts go out to the families,” he said. He added that the Consulate General will monitor all the news and keep in close touch with the Jamaica Liaison Service.

The Jamaican Farm Work Programme began in Canada in 1964, and this year more than 6,000 Jamaicans were employed on over 300 Canadian farms.

Jamaica Information Service

Migrant Workers Protest at Canada’s Embassy in Guatemala / Migrant Workers in Guatemala Raise Their Voices to Denounce Abuse and Exploitation Under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program

=> Migrant Workers Protest at Canada’s Embassy in Guatemala / Migrant Workers in Guatemala Raise Their Voices to Denounce Abuse and Exploitation Under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program <=

GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA — (Marketwire) — 09/01/10 — Hundreds of Guatemalan migrant workers and their community allies marched through Guatemala City to the steps of the Canadian embassy on Wednesday, to protest the abusive treatment of migrants under Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers program. The workers at the protest had been fired and repatriated for defending their labour and human rights while working in Canada.