Demo at Denny’s in support of temporary migrant workers

On Saturday March 26, 2011 at Denny’s Restaurant on Davie St. a demo was organized by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and Migrante B.C. in support of temporary migrant workes.

Filipino migrant workers recruited to Canada under the federal government’s Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP) have filed a $10 million class action suit against Denny’s Canada restaurants in BC, charging the company did not live up the employment contract the workers signed before they arrived from the Philippines.

The lawsuit alleges the workers were required to pay approximately $6000 each to an agency that was recruiting employees for the Denny’s Canada locations in BC operated by the Northland Corporation.

It is also alleged workers did not receive the hours of work, overtime pay, air travel and other conditions they were promised. The suit has been filed in the BC Supreme Court on behalf of the Filipino migrant workers employed at Denny’s from 2006 until the present.

Images from the demo

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