Canadian advocacy groups says claims made by farm workers not false

Canadian advocacy group “Justice for Migrant Workers has stressed that the reports of farm workers in Canada being mistreated on the farms are not false.

In recent times the media has been flooded with reports of alleged poor working conditions on farms in Canada.

Some workers have described the conditions as being similar to slavery.

A fact-finding team has been established by the government to observe operations and speak with workers on the farms.

The team is to provide a report to the ministry of Labour and Social Security, however, a date has not been provided for when the team will be deployed.

In an interview on Irie Fm’s Running Africa forum, on Sunday morning, a member of the Canada based advocate group Justice for Migrant Workers Moilene Samuels said that she has visited several farms and has seen the conditions that these workers experience.

She said the initial comments made by minister of Labour and Social Security Karl Samuda denying the claims after visiting some farms were disgraceful.

She said the concerns raised by the farms workers are not new but are being brought to the fore by the prevalence of social media.


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