Belleville, Ont. – January 14, 2013 – Throughout the school year, The Students Against Migrant Exploitation build new partnerships, and launch new chapters with the goal of empowering students in getting involved with social justice issues.
Toronto – January 10, 2013 – The S.A.M.E. will soon make history. On January 17, the Students Against Migrant Exploitation, or The S.A.M.E., will mark the official launch of its very first high-school chapter.
Toronto – January 7, 2013 – As another year passes, The S.A.M.E. continues to break new ground in engaging youth and their communities about the plight of migrant workers in Canada. The newest effort by The Students Against Migrant Exploitation, or The S.A.M.E., is a four-part mini-series on the experiences of migrant agricultural workers in Canada.
Toronto – December 21, 2012 – 250 security workers in the Greater Toronto Area are now members of UFCW Canada Local 333 after recently voting to join the union. The new Local 333 members work for ASG Security in Toronto, Hamilton, and Oshawa, Ontario, at several different sites in each city.
Toronto – December 20, 2012 – December 24th marks the third anniversary of the Toronto Christmas Eve scaffold tragedy, in which four migrant workers were killed and another seriously injured after the scaffold that was supporting them collapsed. AlekseyBlumberg, Vladimir Korostin, FayzulloFazilov, AleksandersBondarevs, and DilshodMarupov were reinforcing and repairing balconies when the platform they were working on snapped in half and plunged them 13 stories to the base of a Toronto apartment building. The accident occurred just as the five men were preparing to go home for the day.
Toronto – December 19, 2012 – A delegation of former Zellers workers, community leaders, and labour rights advocates called on the Holiday Spirit as they gathered in front of Target Canada headquarters on December 19 to hand deliver more than 1,000 protest letters from Canadians expressing their displeasure with Target’s Walmart-Scrooge-like treatment of retail workers and former Zellers employees in particular.