STATEMENT: Temporary placement agency workers demand their rights to the Minister of Labour, Dominique Vien.
The Placement Agency Workers' Association demonstrates in front of the Minister of Labor's office to insist that the government protect the growing number of vulnerable, poorly paid and exploited workers in Quebec by adopting their demands in the new reforms to the Quebec Labor Code.
The Liberal Party has announced that they will introduce a bill in March to reform the Quebec Labor Code. It is, therefore, a decisive moment to build a movement to demand changes to precarious work, poverty wages and insecurity for millions of workers in Quebec. Since 2011, the ATTAP has repeatedly called on the government to regulate employment agencies. Faced with the government's inaction, TAWA is gathering on February 7 at 3:30 pm 800 Square-Victoria Street to make its voice heard again.
Location: 800 Square-Victoria
-Temporary Agency Workers Association
-Immigrant Workers Center
-Women of Various Origins
-Temporary Foreign workers association
–Guineans united for status
Source: Temporary Agency Workers Association
Manuel Salamanca – 514 267 5770 (English)
Jacques Dago – 514 576 4927 (French)
Additional information :
-Invisibles Workers: Study done by Santé Montréal on the realities of temporary agency workers https://publications.santemontreal.qc.ca/uploads/tx_asssmpublications/978-2-550-77210-1.pdf
-Investigation of exploitation, precariousness and suffering experienced by temporary agency workers http://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/desautels-le-dimanche/segments/reportage/46538/travailleurs- invisible-agency-of-investment-right-of-work-akli-ait-abdallah