More than 50 Filipino migrant workers recruited to Canada under the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) program have filed a $10 million class action suit against Denny’s restaurants in British Columbia, charging the company did not live up to the employment contract the workers signed before they arrived from the Philippines. The suit was filed in the B.C. Supreme Court on January 7, on behalf of the Filipino migrant workers employed at Denny’s from 2006 until the present.
UFCW Canada activists recently came out in force to join community partners in making a stand for migrant worker rights by taking part in a number of International Migrants Day celebrations and actions across the country.
A new study by the Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives (CCPA) called "Recession-Proof: Canada's 100 best paid CEOs" shows that while working families continue to struggle with the impacts of the global economic crisis, Canada's tops managers are cashing in more than ever.