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Global Workers Launches Canada Program

For the first time in history, Canada opened its doors to more foreigners to work on temporary visas than to immigrants. The dramatic shift means that Canada will increasingly rely on temporary laborers to work its fields and its factories instead of welcoming foreigners to stay and integrate into Canadian society. As the temporary programs grow exponentially, so have the complaints from workers about abuses. After more than two years of intermittent case work and advocacy, Global Workers has decided to officially launch a Canada program. Global Workers has partnered with Canada’s largest private union in Canada, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), to help workers receive training on their rights before they migrate and to handle cases of labor abuse after they return. The UFCW has committed to training the Global Workers Defenders Network on Canadian labor laws and then to work together to resolve workers complaints. The historic partnership opens a new chapter for Global Workers in its defense of migrant workers. Over the next few months, look to our website for updated information as we roll out the program.

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