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Campaign Updates

Resolution Demanding the Protection of Human Rights at Dollarama: Press Conference Faced with the Resolution Submitted by the BCGEU to the Dollarama Shareholders’ Annual General Meeting

Montreal, June 8, 2021. – To the Dollarama shareholders’ annual general meeting, scheduled for June 9th, a resolution has been submitted by the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU). The resolution stresses the need to insure the human rights of workers and requests that “Dollarama prepare a report outlining how it assesses and mitigates the human rights risks arising out of its use of third-party staffing agencies for... Read more →
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Warehouse Workers Commission Report and Launch

An evening of food, culture and testimonials Saturday, November 23, 2019, 4 pm - 6 pm Immigrant Workers Centre, 4755 Ave Van Horne Suite 110, Montréal https://www.facebook.com/events/2678167875566768/ The Immigrant Workers Centre would like to invite you to participate in the launch of our report which was based on a two-year investigation on the conditions faced by warehouse workers in Montreal. There will be an event on Saturday, November 23rd at... Read more →

Placement Agency Organizing at the IWC in 2018-2019

Over the past year, ATTAP has had three main priorities. Here, we will provide an overview of organizing activity which has taken place to advance those priorities.   Over the past year, the Immigrant Workers Centre has continued its efforts to organize workers who are employed via placement agency. The main organizing body that does this work is the Association des travailleuses-eurs temporaires et d’agences de placement (ATTAP), a branch... Read more →

“That was a kidnapping”: CBSA cuts fence to deport Lucy Granados with only the clothes on her back

Press Release   Supporters call on Minister Hussen to Bring Lucy Home   Montreal, 16 April -- Lucy Francineth Granados arrived in Guatemala late on April 13th with only the clothes on her back after a turbulent final morning in Canada. Prevented from removing Lucy from the Laval Immigration Detention Centre by around 50 community... Read more →

Supporters demand justice, proper medical attention for Lucy Granados, who faces deportation Friday, April 13, 2018

Press Release Montreal, 11 April 2018 - Supporters of Lucy Francineth Granados demand recourse for rights violations as well as appropriate medical attention for the single mother of three, who is facing deportation to Guatemala on April 13th, after living in Montreal for nine years. On Monday, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) refused to grant an administrative stay of deportation to Lucy; on Tuesday, the agency opposed her motion... Read more →

Agency Workers Have the Right to Holiday Pay. Did you get yours?

Agency Workers Have the Right to Holiday Pay. Did you get yours? If you didn't receive your holiday pay on May 21st, June 24th, or July 1st, bring your pay stubs to 4755 Van Horne, Suite 110 (near Metro Plamondon), on July 6th at 3:30pm. The Temporary Agency Worker's Association can help you claim it. https://www.facebook.com/events/500870933314562

Help us Keep the Immigrant Workers Centre open

The Immigrant Workers Centre has experienced one of it busiest years as more and more courageous workers, sometimes without status, fighting for respect and protection against bosses, who believe that workplace abuse is justified particularly if the worker is a recent immigrant or someone without status. Staff and volunteers at the centre accompany workers in their fight back. For individuals with grievances, it takes many hours to prepare cases, do... Read more →


WORKSHOP ON EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE & THE UNEMPLOYMENT OF TEMPORARY AGENCY WORKERS Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 4:00 pm Provided by Mouvement Action Chômage 4755 Van Horne Street, Suite # 110 Immigrant Worker Centre (IWC) To answer all your questions: Do I have the right to obtain unemployment benefits even if I don’t have papers? Am I entitled for unemployment insurance if I don’t have an actual job but am still employed... Read more →

IWC Meets with the Office of Minister Angès Maltais, Demanding Action (Press Conference)

When: Friday May 24th, at 6pm Where: In front of 800 Square Victoria, Montréal, QC H3C 1E8 Who: Migrant workers will be present to speak about their experiences and explain their demands On Friday, May 24th, a coalition of organizations who defend the rights of people struggling with precarious work and will meet with representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity (Minister Agnès Maltais). This meeting follows... Read more →


ARTISTS' BLOC du CTI-IWCyou are invited to join this exciting project in community activist art, co-created by workers and for workers to share stories of resistance and dignity in struggle. / FRIDAY MAY 30th at 3 P.M. Contact: iwc_cti@yahoo.ca, or 514-342-2111 Centre des Travailleurs et Travailleuses Immigrants (CTI-IWC) 4755 Van Horne, Bureau 110 Web: https://iwc-cti.ca/fr/mayworks2013/ FB: www.facebook.com/groups/197543913729369/


vous êtes invité.e.s à nous joindre pour ce projet inspirant en art communautaire et activiste, co-crée avec des travailleurs.ses et pour des travailleur.ses pour partager les expériences de résistance et de dignité dans nos luttes. / you are invited to join this exciting project in community activist art, co-created by workers and for workers to share stories of resistance and dignity in struggle. / les invitan a participar en un... Read more →

March in solidarity with indigenous struggles

STATUS FOR ALL! March for justice and dignity for all migrants and refugees In solidarity with Indigenous struggles for self-determination SATURDAY, MAY 18, 20131pm: Join ONE of FOUR Contingents: * SOUTH-WEST (Little Burgundy, Pointe-Saint-Charles, Saint-Henri and Verdun) 1pm at métro de l’Église (corner Galt & Wellington) * NORTH-WEST (Côte-des-Neiges, Ville St-Laurent, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) 1pm at Parc Kent (corner Cote-des-Neiges & Kent) * NORTH-EAST (Villeray, Parc-Extension, St-Michel, Ahuntsic, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie, Mile End) 1pm at métro Jarry; 2pm at... Read more →

Mayworks 2013!

Mayworks 2013! Community Dinner and Cultural Performances >óóóóóóóó< Saturday May 11th @ 6pm Doors at 6:30pm dinner and performances @ 7:30pm CÉDA (2515, rue Delisle), Métro Lionel-Groulx Admission is free, donations welcome! =>óóóóóóó<= Join us for the eighth annual Mayworks festival, a family friendly evening of food, music and performances celebrating migrant workers struggles through the arts. This year’s Mayworks! Will feature a debut performance of the Immigrant Workers Centre... Read more →

From Migrant Voices to MayWorks: Art Activism and Interventions with the IWC

From Migrant Voices to MayWorks: Art Activism and Interventions with the IWC Saturdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 8 to May 11 2013 Beginning this Saturday February 8th at 2:30 p.m. Immigrant Workers Centre 4755 Van Horne, Suite 110 Metro Plamondon or bus 161 The Immigrant Workers Centre (IWC) and Engrenage Rouage Noir invite participants to take part in a community activist art project, co-created by workers and... Read more →

Family of Four cruelly deported yesterday in Montreal!

Family of four cruelly deported Immigration Canada rushed to expel family before agreement with US expired Link To photos from Rally on October 29th to stop the deportation of the Des Roy Family => //picasaweb.google.com/fgNewmail/NewAlbum301009241PM?feat=email#   Montreal, 29 October 2009 -- A family of four was deported this morning after a very painful parting from friends, community members and supporters. Early this... Read more →

Background and urgent action

FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS OF TEMPORARY AGENCY WORKERS IT’S HIGH TIME FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION! Au bas de l’ échelle’s and the Immigrant Workers Centre’s campaigning for the protection of the rights of temporary agency workers 1. Campaign: Background and urgent action 2. How to support the campaign? 3. Organizations that support the campaign 4.Campaign Updates 1. THE CAMPAIGN: BACKGROUND AND URGENT ACTION BACKGROUND The temporary recruitment agency industry is flourishing.... Read more →

Justice for L’Amour textile workers!

The Struggle Continues: Support Picket with Immigrant Textile workers Justice for L'Amour textile workers!!! The Struggle Continues: Support Picket with Immigrant Textile workers :: Justice for L'Amour textile workers!!! ================== Monday July 14th, 2008 8:30am-9:30am 35 Port-Royal East. Port-Royal and St. Laurent. (metro Sauve)or 55 north from metro De castelnau get off at Port-Royal ================== On Monday July 14th, a group of textile workers once again will go in front... Read more →

Le Devoir Lettre – Et la précarité des emplois?

Lettre - Et la précarité des emplois? Manon Camiré - Le 28 août 2012 31 août 2012 Québec Dans cette campagne électorale, on nous parle de corruption, on se crêpe le chignon, mais on ne parle pas des réalités qui sont moins accrocheuses. On ne nous parle pas de la honte qu’une société riche comme la nôtre ait recours aux banques alimentaires pour aider les plus démunis, qui sont de... Read more →

Media Advisory: Rally in support of migrant farm worker

Friday May 11, 8:00 am Holiday Inn, 99 Viger Avenue West (Metro Place d'Armes), Montreal A rally in support of Noé Arteaga and temporary migrant farm workers seeking justice and dignity in Quebec. Les Serres du St-Laurent Inc, a Quebec company which produces Savoura tomatoes, summarily fired and deported Arteaga Santos to Guatemala after he and other workers participated in a work stoppage to draw attention to the plight of... Read more →

Communique: 2nd General Assembly – International Migrants Alliance, Manila, Philippines, July 3-4, 2011

The Second General Assembly of the International Migrants Alliance, held on July 3-4 2011, was concluded with an even stronger commitment from its member and participating organizations from across the globe to continue building and strengthening an international movement of migrants and refugees against imperialism. “We are workers, we are not slaves!” “Si, si, puede! (Yes, it is possible!)” “Long live international solidarity!” – these slogans and more reverberated throughout... Read more →


Organizations that have endorsed the campaign. Accès Cible SMT Accès conditions vie Lac-Saint-Jean-Est (Comité des droits sociaux d’Alma) ACEF Association coopérative d’économie familiale des Basses-Laurentides ACEF de l’Estrie ACEF de l’Outaouais ACEF du Sud - Ouest de Montréal ACEF Rive-Sud de Québec Action Autonomie Action plus de Sherbrooke Action Travail des Femmes Ainsi soit-elle, centre de femmes Archidiocèse de Sherbrooke - Service à la mission sociale Association des groupes d’éducation... Read more →

Montréal International Women’s Conference set for August 13-16, 2010

Media Advisory, Montreal, Quebec, Friday, August 6, 2010 The first Montreal International Women’s Conference hosted by the Committee of Women of Diverse Origins is set to get underway August 13-16, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec. For close to a decade a group of Montreal-based women have been working tirelessly to improve women’s lives here and abroad. They are the Committee of Women of Diverse Origins, and as the name suggests, their... Read more →

Laid-off employees take action

A St. Laurent company lauded by the provincial government for its treatment of minorities - and a recipient of nearly $124,000 in government assistance this year to hire, train and keep mainly immigrant workers - unexpectedly closed shop this fall. Now, the 50 employees who lost their jobs at the beginning of October when Cellulab Inc. shut down want Quebec to come to their aid. Backed by the Immigrant Workers'... Read more →

IWC on Radio Show

CKUT in collaboration with IWC broadcasting community radio show from Nelson Mandela park (corner Victoria and Barcklay) THis Wednesday July 22nd, 2009 between 5:30 and 7:30! Come to support our community and delight on our free snacks!!!!

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... Read more →

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... Read more →

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... Read more →

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 Speakers from the Tamil, Filipino and Palestinian communities will present on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Palestine.... Read more →

Montreal – Migrants and Refugees Speak-out!

This event is part of a world-wide response by migrant workers to counter the UN-sponsored Global Forum on Migration and Development to be held in Manila at the end of October 2008. Organized by the International Migrants Alliance - Canada Sunday, October 26, 2008 3pm - 6pm 6767 Cote-des-Neiges (Cote-des-Neiges Community Centre) Speakers: Tamil refugees, migrant farm workers, live-in caregivers and immigrant textile workers With cultural presentations, food and drink... Read more →

Portraits of a Movement: Immigrant Workers Continue the Fight Against Unjust Dismissal

Montreal, October 8, 2008 - More than 60 former workers at a Montreal textile factory, Lamour Inc., are involved in a campaign for just compensation. Although the workers have been laid off in small groups, collectively, they believe these lay-offs should be considered collective and therefore they should be eligible for a substantial termination package. Many of them have been working for this company for more than 10 years, with... Read more →
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