The Immigrant Worker Centre (IWC-CTI) in Montreal is working with a group of temporary foreign workers who were victims of wage theft. Their employer was deducting money from their salaries stating that he was paying himself back the recruitment fees and other fees related to their applications for new work permits. When they fought back, they spent up to three weeks in detention while the recruiter walked free.
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On Saturday, June 4, Solidarity Across Borders organized an action at Montreal's Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport to demand permanent legal status for all migrants, an end to deportations of migrants, and open borders. Solidarity Across Borders is calling the event "Borders are Bonkers."
Have you heard about the World Social Forum? The Forums started in 2001, in Brazil, and now it is the largest gathering of civil society to find solutions to the problems of our time. Each World Social Foum brings together tens of thousands of participants to more than a thousand activities (workshops, conferences, artistic performances etc.) on various themes (social, solidarity economy, environment, human rights, democratization etc.). In 2016, the World Social Forum is being hosted by Montreal from August 9th to 14th!