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G21-P045 Equitable Treatment for Temporary Foreign Workers
Ratification Vote Results: Adopted
For Temporary Foreign Workers:
- An end to closed work permits;
- Unhindered access to all benefits;
- Co-responsibility of employers and recruitment agencies for fraudulent and excessive recruitment fees;
- Full and impartial enforcement of labour laws;
- A path to permanent residency guaranteed upon arrival.
The objective of this proposal is to guarantee that Temporary Foreign Workers have decent housing and working conditions, have a right to change employers and have an explicit and fair pathway to permanent residency.
This policy will greatly benefit Temporary Foreign Workers, and indirectly provide employers with a stable work force. It will provide the pathway for Canada and its employers to respect the basic tenets of fair treatment and conformity with the civil rights of foreign workers.
Supporting Comments from Submitter
The submitter is President of the Board of Directors of the Immigrant Workers Centre and the organization has worked with a variety of TFWs and other organisations.
The distribution of temporary foreign workers across industries in Canada.
Temporary foreign workers responsible for much of our food production are vulnerable. Changing immigration could improve our safety and theirs.
Sustainability, Social Justice, Respect for Diversity.
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Conversation with Shel Goldstein
If goodworking conditions
(wish there were an Edit mode)
If providing good working conditions and compensation worthy of those providing our food is legislated for all Agricultural Employers, then many more Canadians would likely choose to work in this important sector; thereby, minimizing the quantity of foreign temporary (or not) workers necessary. Also such a program would increase the price of many of our foods, as we've become accustomed to eating cheaply off the labour of underpaid humans.
Apologies, Shel. But because this platform is built deeply to be trustable, it doesn't allow people to make edits to past statements. The written record, here, really is the written record.
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