Today: Temporary placement agency workers demand their rights to the Minister of Labour, Dominique Vien.

Media Advisory

 

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.

 

Demonstration

 

 Time: 3:30pm

 Location: 800 Square-Victoria

 

Participants:

 -Temporary Agency Workers Association

 -Immigrant Workers Center

 -Women of Various Origins

 -Temporary Foreign workers association

 -PINAY

 -Dignidad Migrante

 Guineans united for status

 

Source: Temporary Agency Workers Association

 

Media contacts:

 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