Unifor activists helped feed those who feed us over the long weekend, providing culturally appropriate Thanksgiving meals for migrant workers in Southwestern Ontario.
“Unifor has long argued that if any person is good enough to work here, they are good enough to stay. We stand in solidarity with organizations demanding change and providing support for those who migrate to Canada to work,” Unifor National President Jerry Dias said.
One such organization is Unity Hopeful. For 10 years it has provided clothing, winter jackets, food and supports for the people who come to Canada to work, including those isolated on the farms and too often disregarded by employers.
“It’s a way we can to make their life a little bit easier in this country where they are forgotten,” said Joan Grey of Unity Hopeful.
This year Unifor reaffirmed its commitment and support with a donation of $5,000 to the effort to provide needed culturally appropriate meals for more than 500 workers in Southwestern Ontario for Thanksgiving.
Unifor demands “Status For All” and that the Canadian government support the calls by organizations to end the exploitation of migrant labourers, international students and undocumented people in Canada
“We eat because they work and we need to demand more from the governments. Unity Hopeful has been doing their part for 10 years,” said Unifor Human Rights Director Christine Marlin, who helped deliver meals over the weekend.