AFL to Release New Temporary Foreign Worker Report

AFL Convention Continues through Weekend

As part of its ongoing convention, the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) will be releasing the second report from its Temporary Foreign Worker Advocate.

Release of "Entrenching Exploitation: Second Report of AFL's TFW Advocate"

Saturday, April 25th, Noon

Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton

"Klondike A" Room (3rd Floor)

In December 2008, there were 57,000 temporary foreign workers in Alberta, a growing number of which are low-skilled workers. The new report provides an update on the living and working conditions of foreign workers, evaluates current government responses to the program's problems and examines the effect of the economic downturn.

The AFL's TFW Advocate, Yessy Byl, will be present to release the report. Some temporary foreign workers will also be available for media inquiries.

Other highlights of the Saturday agenda at the AFL Convention include:

  • 10:00 a.m.: Michelle Bissett, Australian Council of Trade Unions, on building union political power through elections
  • 11:00 a.m.: Ken Georgetti, President, Canadian Labour Congress
  • 1:30 p.m.: Brian Mason, Leader, Alberta NDP


For more information call:

Gil McGowan, AFL President (780) 483-3021 (office) (780) 218-9888 (cell)

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