CKUT AND THE IMMIGRANT WORKERS CENTRE PRESENT: MIGRANT VOICES!
Migrant Voices is a continuing series in which CKUT teams up with the Immigrant Workers Centre to bring the stories and voices of migrant workers to the airwaves.
Past broadcasts have included:
Migrant Voices on World Skip the Beat: music and stories of workplace struggle
On Monday, March 26th the Immigrant Workers Centre hosted World Skip the Beat.
The program featured musical selections chosen by a worker of Mexican origin, and his stories of workplace struggle in Montreal. His identity is confidential due to the threat of employer retaliation.
Testimony of a former temporary agency worker
The Immigrant Workers’ Centre presents the story of a Filipino machinist who came to Canada through the temporary foreign worker (TFW) program.
He agreed to share his story with us, from working as a machinist in a “free trade” (militarized) zone in the Philippines with a “no unions, no strikes” policy, to working as a TFW during the graveyard shift at an aerospace factory just outside of Montreal. His identity is confidential due to the precarity of his status and the threat of retribution by employers.
About the Immigrant Workers Centre: The Immigrant Workers Centre (IWC) defends the rights of immigrants in their places of work and fights for dignity, respect and justice. The IWC provides resources and referrals for immigrant workers in several languages (English, French, Spanish, Persian, Hindi, Arabic, etc). For more information visit their website.