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ISBN: 9781552212912-03

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The Roots of Organizing Agriculture Workers in Canada

From: Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada


Describes the roots of organizing agriculture workers in Canada, focusing on the struggle of farm workers in Ontario to organize, union organizing, community building and the way forward for farm workers in Canada.



Wayne Hanley

Wayne Hanley is the national president of UFCW Canada. UFCW Canada is the country’s largest private-sector union with more than 250,000 members. Members work primarily in the food sector, including in a number of agricultural workers’ bargaining units. For more than two decades, UFCW Canada has led a campaign for the labour, human, and legal rights of domestic and migrant agriculture workers across Canada, and is the union behind the Fraser case.