Fact-finding team now in Canada carrying out investigations on alleged mistreatment of Jamaican farm workers

The fact-finding team, appointed by the Labour Ministry, to probe claims of alleged mistreatment from Jamaican farm workers in Canada, is now in that country carrying out investigations.


The 6-member team has travelled to Canada, to observe operations and speak with workers on the farms.


At the end of the mission a report will be provided to Labour Minister Karl Samuda.


The announcement of the fact-finding team came after a visit by the Minister to several farms, where he claimed his team found no evidence of mistreatment of the workers.


Following that visit, several stakeholder groups had expressed outrage, about the Minister’s statement, while calling for further intervention.


A member of the fact-finding team told IRIE FM News today, that the mission was going well, but said they could not disclose details as to the findings so far.


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