UFCW Canada has mounted a campaign in response to allegations that migrant farmworkers are being blacklisted from being able to return for work through the Canada-Mexico government-to-government recruitment process. These workers are being blacklisted from returning to British Columbia, Canada for voicing support for unionization and collective bargaining.
The evidence includes leaked documents that indicate blacklisting activity. The charges were filed by UFCW Canada Local 1518 — the union that migrant workers at Floralia Farms and Sidhu Nurseries voted to join. In addition to the blacklist, the Mexico consulate has also told workers at B.C. farms to stop visiting union-run support centres operated by the Agriculture Workers Alliance.
Read more about the campaign on the UFCW website.