(From Our Times Magazine)
April 28th is the National Day of Mourning to commemorate workers who have been killed, made sick, or injured on the job. We are injured migrant workers who are organizing with Injured Workers Action for Justice (IWA4J) and Justice for Migrant Workers (J4MW) to demand that the federal and provincial governments protect all workers. No worker should ever die on the job!
Today, we want to call attention to the specific injustice faced by agricultural workers — a group which is disproportionately made up of temporary foreign workers and undocumented workers. These workers face dangerous working conditions on a daily basis, but our governments consistently tell them that an agricultural worker’s life is of no value next to the bottom line of a big corporation. READ MORE