COALITION AGAINST PRECARIOUS WORK

The seven founding organization of the Coalition are The Immigrant Workers Center, Mexicans Against Regularization (MUR), The Temporary Foreign Workers Association, The Temporary Placement Agency Workers Association, PINAY, Dignidade Migrante, and the Spanish Immigrants Collective of Montreal. Together, the Coalition brings together domestic workers, workers with precarious immigration status, placement agency workers, as well as all persons concerned with the well-being of individuals working and living in precarious situations.

We support the following 5 demands:

  1. An increase of the minimum wage, higher than a subsistence wage, to a salary of $15/hour, so that workers can fulfill their needs and provide for their families.
  2. Ensure universal access to health services, social services and labour rights, regardless of immigration status.
  3. Ensure codified and enforced regulation and oversight of temporary placement and recruitment agencies and their client companies, and facilitate the complaints system for abused workers.
  4. End discrimination against domestic workers by allowing them full access to CSST rights.
  5. Open the application for permanent residence program under the “Quebec Experience Program” to all sub-programs of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program.

In order to fulfill our objectives—to defend the rights of workers and to publicly raise awareness about precarious working conditions—we organize events and workshops related to worker’s rights, mobilize supporters and hold demonstrations, as well as lobby governmental authorities to affect legislative changes.