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19 Nov 21
Stephanie Nolen's 2020-2021 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy, What COVID Reveals, is now available to download. Read more >
27 Apr 21
On May 1, the Fight for $15 and Fairness and the Workers' Action Centre are holding a rally to call for paid sick days, decent wages, safe working conditions, and good stable jobs for all. Read more >
18 Feb 21
Hundreds of thousands of workers are facing losing their income with the Canada Recovery Benefits and EI running out soon. Community and labour organizations are coming together to call for an extension, and get started on permanent reforms. Read more >
23 Nov 20
Sonia Aviles, an organizer with the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, has been named one of Chatelaine's 2020 Women of the Year. Read more >
29 Oct 20
A new report from migrant care workers documents their experiences of wage theft, entrapment, layoffs, and evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic and their calls for change. Read more >
23 Oct 20
International students have been excluded from emergency income supports, while facing higher tuition and expiring work permits - find out how they're organizing for their rights. Read more >
5 Jun 20
The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change released a report of over a thousand complaints from migrant workers and their organizations that were unheeded by federal and provincial authorities and consulates in advance of the recent COVID-19 outbreaks. Read more >
1 May 20
In recognition of May Day 2020, the Migrant Rights Network released a video featuring migrant and undocumented workers in Canada to call for a COVID-19 response that leaves no one behind. Read more >
31 Mar 20
Hundreds of workers joined the Workers' Action Centre (WAC) and $15 and Fairness' first webinar on workers' rights during COVID-19. They are hosting another webinar on Thursday April 2 at 7:00 PM. Read more >
27 Mar 20
The Migrant Rights Network and Migrant Workers Alliance for Change is calling on us today to act to ensure income support for all. Read more >
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