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Migrant worker wins labour case   Human Rights

Started Nov-14 by Boba (Boitchy); 331 views.
Boba (Boitchy)

From: Boba (Boitchy)

Nov-14

Migrant worker fired for speaking about COVID-19 wins labour case against farm.


A Mexican worker has been awarded damages after being fired for speaking out about poor working and living conditions during a COVID-19 outbreak at the Ontario farm where he worked. The Ontario Labour Review Board ordered Scotlynn Sweetpac Growers Inc. to pay $25,000 to Gabriel Flores, who was fired in June by Robert Biddle, who owned the farm at the time, and was immediately sent back to Mexico.

“This confrontation followed Mr. Flores’ comments and questions at the meeting the night before where Mr. Flores suggested that the employer should have done more to protect his co-worker and improve the working conditions,” reads the decision from Matthew R. Wilson, alternate chair of the OLRB. The farm in Norfolk County, Ont., had been gripped by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which sickened more than 190 workers -- including Flores -- and killed one.

The worker who died was one of Flores’ bunkmates.

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The Canadian Press November 13, 2020

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https://torontosun.com/news/provincial/migrant-worker-fired-for-speaking-about-covid-19-wins-labour-case-against-farm

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Boba (Boitchy)

From: Boba (Boitchy)

Nov-14

Canada, July 6, 2016 — Migrant worker organizations are ringing alarm bells about closed-door meetings on immigration policy across the country that do not include migrant workers’ concerns. These invitation-only ‘Townhalls’ began last week, while an online consultation form was launched on a government website without much notice Tuesday. Over 50 national organizations have joined the Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights Canada, the representative body of migrant workers, in calling for open meetings with migrant workers at a time and place where they can participate, and comprehensive immigration reform to ensure permanent resident status for low-waged, racialized workers.

SasBun

From: SasBun

Nov-14

Gabriel Flores was lucky he could get a good lawyer!

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MochaSofa

From: MochaSofa

Nov-15

Great for Gabriel Flores, but who really paid for this?

BarthaS

From: BarthaS

Nov-16

Maybe the farm owner thinks COVID-19 lies and its boogeyman is all BS

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ADDLER (DitmarP)

From: ADDLER (DitmarP)

Nov-18

Why didn't he and his co-worker build their own comfy accommodation?

Myra (MKratz)

From: Myra (MKratz)

Nov-22

You know who will end up paying for this... you, from the Canadian tax fund!

MochaSofa

From: MochaSofa

Nov-23

Totally; this is the right notion  thumbsup

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