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Dec 12

Precarious Immigrant Workers Respond to Legault’s Policy Trainwreck: The Coalition Against Precarious Work Ask Legault Listen to Their Demands

MONTREAL, December 12, 2020: The coalition against Precarious Work invites media to an online press conference. Workers will present their misgivings about current policies and demands related to workplace health and safety and immigration policy.

Online Press Conference: 11 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 2020
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sfuCtqDkjHNQ1udMxnibXZbocmT_WIaeF
Campaign Launch event: 6 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2020à
Register for the Zoom event here: https://bit.ly/2VVyeIk

Removing snow from truck trailers is dangerous work without proper safety equipment. Yet long haul Filipino truck driver Benito Supan who came to Quebec on a closed work permit was forced to do so for minimum wage. If he refused, his employer took advantage of his inability to look for work elsewhere and cut his hours in punishment.

“Having less hours at minimum wage is hard to accept, it would have made it impossible for me to eat and pay my bills,” the trucker Premier Francois Legault called a hero for his essential work during the pandemic explained.

But despite the performative thanks Legault has given to essential workers like Supan, his administration did not provide adequate health and safety protections. In addition, the recent reform of the immigration policy excluded workers with this job from accessing permanent residence through the Quebec Experience Program.

Press releases: Precarious Immigrant Workers Respond to Legault’s Policy Trainwreck: The Coalition Against Precarious Work Ask Legault Listen to Their Demands

Coalition Against Precarious Work

Essential Work should not be Precarious Work: Workers speak up for better conditions during COVID-19 Pandemic

What: Press Conference (Zoom link available by request) When: 10am Friday May 1st, 2020 Who: Coalition against Precarious Work Jorge Frozzini, Community Organizer Immigrant Workers Centre Charles, former Dollarama warehouse worker living in Montreal Nord Andrew and his mother, meat processing plant worker Eric, Current agricultural worker and Temporary Foreign Worker Celina San Juan, precarious worker fighting for her status and access to the CERB Jennifer, a caregiver who has... Read more →

Community Groups Demand Better Protection for Precarious Workers

For immediate release April 3, 2013 Community Groups Demand Better Protection for Precarious Workers   On April 5th, the Immigrant Workers Center (IWC) and allied community organizations will put forward demands for a provincial law protecting precarious workers during a public assembly. Banding together under a common banner, domestic workers, migrant workers, undocumented workers and temporary agency workers will present their case pushing for legislation that includes CSST coverage for... Read more →
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