Activists Demand Real Change to Temporary Foreign Worker Program
TORONTO, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Labour, community and immigrants' rights activists will converge on Conservative MP Joe Oliver's office Monday to demand an end to the Harper government's low-wage economic strategy and abuse of temporary foreign workers.
"The Conservatives say they're reforming their wage-suppressing Temporary Foreign Worker Program, but with the public sector being gutted, there will be no real oversight," said Ken Neumann, Canadian director of the United Steelworkers (USW).
"The Harper government has abandoned its responsibility to protect Canadians and ensure that highly vulnerable workers from abroad are not exploited," Neumann said.
|WHAT:||Protest against Harper government's low-wage economic strategy and|
|abuse of temporary foreign workers.|
|WHERE:||Office of Conservative MP Joe Oliver|
|511 Lawrence Ave. W. (Bathurst and Lawrence)|
|WHEN:||Monday, June 10th, 2013|
|WHO:||Labour, community and immigrants' rights activists|
Monday's demonstration is part of a national campaign, Give Everyone A Chance for Canada's Future, launched by the USW. The campaign aims to raise awareness and mobilize the public around the abuses of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and its role in the Harper government's low-wage economic model for Canada.
For more information on the campaign, go to www.everyoneschance.ca.
Image with caption: "Give everyone a chance for Canada's future. (CNW Group/United Steelworkers (USW))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130607_C6075_PHOTO_EN_27672.jpg
SOURCE: United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information:
Ken Neumann, USW National Director for Canada, (416) 544-5951
Joe Drexler, USW Strategic Campaigns, 416-544-6009, 416-434-7907, [email protected]
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, (416) 434-2221, [email protected]