TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ - Last May, millions of immigrant workers across
North America took to the streets in "The Great American Boycott: A Day
Without an Immigrant".
This year, groups in the U.S. and Canada will be taking to the streets
again to declare that 'Immigrant Rights are Workers Rights'.
In Canada, grassroots groups are mobilizing for a National Week of Action
to demand full regularization for all migrants, an end to detentions and
deportations, and an end to exploitative working conditions - which are made
worse by guest worker programs.
The week starts with rallies in Vancouver and Ottawa on May 1st and will
end on May 5th with rallies in Montreal and Toronto. Other events will also be
taking place in Sudbury, Winnipeg, Halifax, and other cities across Canada.
For further information:
For further information: Vancouver: Mandeep Dhillon, (778) 840-2009,
(Rally on Tues May 1 at 6pm. Clark Park @ Commercial Drive and East 14th
Avenue); Toronto: Sima Zerehi, (416) 893-4053, (Rally on Sat May 5 at noon.
Christie Pits Park @ Bloor and Christie); Montreal: Tatiana Gomez, (514)
848-7583, (Rally on Sat May 5 at 12:30 pm. Jean Talon & Châteaubriand)