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Jul/05/2009 - 1:00 pm

in support of Justice for Live-in Caregivers and Temporary Foreign Workers!

Sunday, July 5, 2009
Parkette beside Food Basics, main intersection at Wellesley St. E. and Ontario St.

We are a network of workers, advocates and community allies who are calling for fundamental changes to the federal Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) and other Temporary Foreign Worker Programs (TFWP).

Join us as we call for real protections and landed status NOW for all Temporary Foreign Workers!

We are calling for the following changes:

• A RIGHT TO LANDING STATUS be granted upon arrival for caregivers and other temporary foreign workers (TFW); they must not be tied to one employer, be required to live in their employer’s home, or be subject to further medical examination;
• A RIGHT TO EQUAL ACCESS for all social programs, including Employment Insurance, health care, settlement services, social services and Workers’ Compensation;
• A RIGHT TO A FAIR APPEAL PROCESS for caregivers and other TFW prior to a pre-removal order, and a stop to deportations until this process is in place;
• A RIGHT TO FULL PROTECTION UNDER THE PROVINCIAL EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT AND REGULATIONS currently enjoyed by Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents, including NO FEES for any work placement.

There will be music, performers and speakers! Some refreshment will also be provided!

Organized by the Coalition for Change: Live-in Caregivers and Temporary Foreign Workers

Organizations that endorse this rally include: Caregivers Action Centre, Caregivers' Connection, Filipino Centre-Toronto, Filipino Ministerial Fellowship, Gateway Centre for New Canadians, Good Jobs for All Coalition, Independent Workers Association, Justicia for Migrant Workers, Migrante-Ontario, No One is Illegal - Toronto, Parkdale Community Legal Services, Silayan Community Centre, United Food and Commercial Workers-Canada, United Steelworkers and Workers’ Action Centre.