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Vigil for Migrant Worker Rights: Remembrance & Action

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Dec/24/2010 - 2:00 pm

Friday December 24, 2010
Vigil at 2:00 pm
2757 Kipling Avenue

*Buses leave from 252 Bloor Street West at 1:00pm SHARP

What & Why?

A public gathering to remember the four migrant construction workers who died on Christmas Eve 2009 and all migrant workers who still face health and safety problems due to their ‘status’.

Where?

The vigil is being held at 2757 Kipling Avenue (the location where the four migrant workers were killed).

When?

The vigil will be held on Friday December 24 (Christmas Eve) at 2:00 pm.
Buses will leave from 252 Bloor Street West (in front of OISE) at 1:00pm SHARP.

Who?

This is a public event and all are welcome.

More Information:
http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org
www.justicia4migrantworkers.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169722296397935
Call: Chris Ramsaroop 647-834-4932 or Mohan Mishra 416-270-8947

Click here for press release

On December 24, 2009 Alexander Bondorev, Aleksey Blumberg, Fayzullo Fazilov and Vladimir Korostin died when their scaffolding collapsed, an accident that could have been prevented. The lone survivor, Dilshod Marupov will face insurmountable barriers as a result of injuries for the rest of his life. In September, Ralston White and Paul Roach two migrant workers died near Ayton, Ontario from suffocation while working in a confined space.

These two tragedies represent the experiences of thousands of migrants who work and live with precarious or undocumented status. Community and labour groups have continued to call for widespread reform while both levels of government remain silent in the wake of a litany of flagrant human and labour rights violations.

While we commemorate the lives of workers killed and injured at work, we also demand action, action to address an immigration system that reinforces labour exploitation due to the denial of status for hundreds of thousands of migrants across Canada. Band-aid solutions will not stop the pain and suffering, and we will continue to fight until there are no more deaths!!!!