Monday, May 13th
Community groups to hold a rally at the National Assembly to demand better protection for immigrant and migrant workers
A coalition of Immigrant and Migrant Workers will hold a rally and press conference in front of the National Assembly before their consultations to the National Assembly on the projet la loi 176 on the modernization of the labour standards. The rally is being organized to highlight the need for urgent action to ensure that a law which will protect thousands of immigrant and migrant workers under Quebec’s Labour Standards be adopted before the provincial elections are held.
Despite gains made for temporary agency workers, the proposed changes will leave workers vulnerable. This is why community groups are calling for CSST (workers’ comp) for domestic workers, protection under the labour standards for non-status workers, job stability (direct hiring after 3 months) for temporary agency workers and a $15 minimum wage in Quebec. These demands are the minimum to ensure all workers are protected equally under the labour standards and ensure decent and stable work for all.
What: Rally & Press Conference: Immigrant and Migrant Workers go to National Assembly to demand an end to precarious work!
When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11:30am (Press Conference) Rally at 12pm
Where: Hôtel du Parlement 1045 Rue Des Parliamentaires, Québec, QC G1A 1A
Who: The Coalition Against Precarious Work : Immigrant Workers Centre, PINAY Quebec, Temporary Agency Workers Association, Association of Migrant Workers of Quebec, Mexicans United for Regularization(MUR).
Media Contact: Manuel Salamanca (514) 267-5770
Joey Calugay (514) 947-3662
Media coverage requested.
Photo opportunities and interviews available upon request.
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