Labour and strikes

Press Conference calls attention to problems with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada

Press Conference calls attention to problems with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Canada When: Sunday, July 23th at 14:00 pm Where: Main entrance of the Oratoire Saint-Joseph, 3800, Queen Mary Road (metro Côte-des-Neiges), Montréal (Québec). Who: Viviana Medina, organizer with the Immigrant Worker Centre of Montreal, Noé Arteaga, ex-temporary foreign worker and member of […]


Announce Daring to Dream of Justice, a five-stop Quebec

Pour la version française, cliquez ici. May 30, 2017, Montreal – Only months after a dozen migrant workers from Guatemala were arrested by immigration officers in a job placement agency in Victoriaville, the Temporary Foreign Workers Association (TFWA) and Cinema Politica announce Daring to Dream of Justice, a five-stop Quebec tour of acclaimed filmmaker Min Sook Lee’s documentary MIGRANT DREAMS. MIGRANT DREAMS is a […]


Launching: Quebec tour of the Film Migrant Dreams

May 30, 2017   MEDIA ADVISORY Launching: Quebec tour of the Film Migrant Dreams Migrant workers to present their perspective on jobs with justice in Quebec.     What: Press conference with representatives of the Immigrant Workers Centre and Cinema Politica.  Migrant worker Juan Godoy Enríquez and lawyer Susan Ramirez, representing the group of workers […]


Photos of two Guatemalan Migrant Workers at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

MEDIA ADVISORY   Photos of two Guatemalan Migrant Workers at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights   Pictures by Luigi Pastò from his ongoing documentary series “conditions of worth” were selected to be part of the exhibit Points of View, a national human rights photography exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights which opens on June 23. The selected […]


Demonstration for raising the minimum wage to $15

April 15, 2016 *Demonstration for raising the minimum wage to $15* *A coalition of community and labour groups call for a $15 minimum wage in Quebec* *Montreal, QC, On April 15* – Rallies will be held in cities across Canada calling for $15 minimum wage. In Montreal, a series of activities are being organized by […]


Advisory: Former Workers of Serigraphie Richford Feel Abandoned, Demand Justice-Wednesday Feb 10

February 8, 2016  Former Workers of Serigraphie Richford Feel Abandoned, Demand Justice   MONTREAL, QC – Some months after West-Island based, Serigraphie Richford, closed its plant in Pointe-Claire, its former employees are demanding compensation for the years of loyal work they have shown to the company. They will hold a press conference on Wednesday, February […]


Rally for decent work!

Rally for decent work! Montreal, October 7 – On World Day for Decent Work, the Coalition Against Precarious Work is organizing a rally in Square Victoria, just outside the office of the Ministry of Employment and Social Solidarity, 800 Square-Victoria. Representatives from organizations like Pinay – a community organization of Filipino domestic workers, the Temporary […]


Media scrum to demand meeting with Minister Sam Hamad

PRESS RELEASE September 25, 2014 For immédiate release   What: Media scrum to demand meeting with Minister Sam Hamad When: 11:00 am, September 25th, 2014 Where: Tour de la Place Victoria, 800 rue Square Victoria (outside the office of Quebec Labour) Who: The Coalition Against Precarious Work   On September 25th, 2014 members of the […]


Rally against migration detention and double punishment

MEDIA ADVISORY  RALLY AGAINST MIGRATION DETENTION AND DOUBLE PUNISHMENT Migrant and prisoners’ justice activists join allies across the country to denounce immigration detention and double punishment, one year after Lindsay strikes On Wednesday, September 17, events will be held in Canadian cities to commemorate the one-year anniversary of strikes by immigrants detained in Lindsay. On […]


Guatemalan Independence Day: Nothing to Celebrate for Agricultural Workers

  Media Advisory Guatemalan Independence Day: Nothing to Celebrate for Agricultural Workers   We continue marginalized, exploited, and excluded through Quebec’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) Press conference Monday, September 15th,    10am 4755 Van Horne Avenue, office 110 Noé Arteaga, ex-foreign agricultural worker from Guatemala at “Savoura” and volunteer at the Immigrant Workers Centre […]