Temporary foreign workers and the Labour Code amendment


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On March 11, 2014, the Labour Code was amended to assure the freedom of association for all agricultural workers, including those who worked on small farms, thereby recognizing their right to unionize. However, Canada’s current temporary foreign worker program, as well as Quebec’s Farm recruitment agency, FERME, may still be holding about 340,000 immigrant workers to different standards from their Quebecois counterparts. Tiffany Lam interviewed Jill Henley from the Immigrant Workers Center and Marie-Jeanne Vandoorne from United Food and Commercial Workers Canada for more information.


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