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Fight Back; Book now available


Fight Back

Work Place Justice for Immigrants

Aziz Choudry, Jill Hanley, Steve Jordan, Eric Shragge, Martha Stiegman

Displacement of people, migration, immigration and the demand for labour are connected to the fundamental restructuring of capitalism and to the reduction of working class power through legislation to free the market from “state interference.” The consequence is that a large number of immigrant and temporary foreign workers face relentless competition and little in the way of protection in the labour market. Globally and in Canada, immigrant workers are not passive in the face of these conditions: they survive and fight back. This book documents their struggles and analyses them within the context of neoliberal globalization and the international and national labour markets. Fight Back grew out of collaboration between a group of university-affiliated researchers who are active in different social movements and community organizations in partnership with the Immigrant Workers Centre in Montreal. The book shares with us the experiences of immigrant workers in a variety of workplaces. It is based on the underlying belief that the best kind of research that tells “how it really is” comes from the lived experience of people themselves.

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Délai De Carence – Public Assembly in Parc-Extension

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

419 rue Saint Roch, Room SS13

(métro Parc)

The Immigrant Workers’ Centre, along with Project Genesis and the
Comité d’Action Parc Extension are hosting an event to educate people
about community resources for new immigrants and temporary workers
faced with barriers to health care.

Come learn how to defend your rights and connect with
differentorganizations in the community working together to change
these laws.

For more information or to get involved, contact
Casey at theIWC.(514)342-2111

CTV Montreal – March For International Women’s Day

March for International Women’s Day

Updated: Sun Mar. 08 2009 6:39:44 PM

Organizers for this year’s march for International Women’s Day are
aiming to highlight a number of local and international issues.

“Every year, we march down the streets of Montreal and assert our
power to fight for our futures and demand justice for all. We take to
the streets to celebrate and stand in solidarity with the daily
struggles of all women, here, on occupied Indigenous land and
throughout the world,” says a statement from the group’s website.

This year, the organizers encouraged citizens to wear masks to show
support against a proposed bylaw at city hall that would ban protesters
from wearing masks.

The march

The march got underway a little later than planned due to daylight saving time.

Starting from Cabot Square on Ste-Catherine at Atwater, the
organizers had a few speeches planned before starting the group on a
route that would end at 2:30 p.m.

There were at least two stops planned: one at the army recruitment
centre for an anti-war speech and one at the Israeli Consulate for a
speech from a Palestinian woman.

Other speeches planned include a talk by a Sri Lankan woman about the Tamils’ situation.

Nice weather

As of 12:15 p.m. about 250 people had gathered.

According to organizer Mubeenah Mughal, at last year’s march there
were between 350 and 500 attendees, and that was in the middle of a
snow storm.

“This year it’s so nice out, so we’re expecting more people,” she
said “There’s children here this year,” where the weather at last
year’s march kept the kids at home.

Taken from CTV Montreal on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 from

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Annual General Meeting- Sunday December 7, 2008

The Immigrant Workers’ Centre Invites you to the centers’ 9th annual general meeting.

Over the past year, the center has been bustling with campaigns and
victories. Please have a look around this website to learn more about our work
with textile workers, domestic workers, victims of police brutality,
those left out of the health care system and much more.

This year we will be launching our membership drive.

Please come meet us and see how you can be part of the movement for justice for immigrant workers.


When: Sunday, December 7th, 3pm-5pm.

Where: 6767 Cote-Des-Neiges 6th floor (métro Cote-Des-Neiges, bus 165 north).


There will be food,drinks and childcare available.

CTI-IWC to mark International Human Rights Day 2008

Tamil press conference and vigil on International Human Rights Day
in front of 200 Rene Levesque, Complex Guy Favreau, Montréal, Québec
(Metro Place-des-Arts – green
line or Metro Place d’Armes – orange line)
December 10, 2008
11 am –
12 noon

Public Forum on International Human Rights Day

from the Tamil, Filipino and Palestinian communities will present on the human
rights situation in Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Palestine.
2149 Mackay – School of Community and
Public Affairs (corner Sherbrooke), Montréal, Québec
(Metro Guy-Concordia)

December 10, 2008
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Pot Luck