Workplace safety reviewed in Ontario

Better health and safety sought for migrant farm workers
By Danielle Harder
||Last Updated: 08/20/2010

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) is taking advantage of a current review of workplace safety in Ontario to raise awareness about migrant farm workers, especially those who come to Canada under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP).

More than 17,000 people from Mexico, and several thousand others from Caribbean nations, come to Canada each year to work on farms, for up to eight months.