Save the Dates: Fall Monthly Meetings

Please save the dates for the fall line-up of TWHP monthly meetings! Make sure to stay tuned to the website and/or mailing list for more information. Sept. 17: The Toronto Purchase Oct. 9: Workers in Toronto’s East End (note that we are looking into East End venues, so stay tuned for location) Nov. 13: Remembering the Days of Action We also invite you to attend the TWHP co-sponsored book launch for Christo Aivalis’ The Constant Liberal: Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and

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Challenging Child Labour: June 13, 7pm

Join us for our next monthly meeting, “Challenging Child Labour.” Wednesday June 13, 7:00 p.m. Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil St. Children in this country once started work for their families or their bosses at a young age. In some parts of the world they still do. June 12 is World Day Against Child Labour, and TWHP is holding a meeting the next day to explore child labour in the past and present. Craig Heron, labour historian at York University, will discuss how children were

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Predicting the Future of Temporary Foreign Worker Programs… In the 1960s and 70s

Originally published on Active History on 4 October 2017. Republished here with permission. Edward Dunsworth The Thanksgiving season is often seized upon by farmworkers and activists to highlight agricultural workers’ contributions to society and the precarious conditions that so often characterize their work and life. In both Canada and the United States, farm labour activists have riffed on a popular motif which recognizes farmers, modifying it to some variation of: “Got Food? Thank a Farmworker.” In Canada, these messages have

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Good Enough to Work, Good Enough to Stay: Migrant Workers in Toronto and Canada – October 10th @ 7pm

Join us at Steelworkers Hall (25 Cecil St.), on Tuesday, October 10th at 7pm for a panel discussion – Good Enough to Work, Good Enough to Stay: Migrant Workers in Toronto and Canada. While characterized as “temporary” foreign workers, migrant workers have been a permanent part of Canadian workforces and communities for decades. The Caribbean Domestic Scheme began in 1955, the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program in 1966, and the last two decades have witnessed a massive growth in the number of TFWs working in

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