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Migrant Worker Migrant Nation PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 December 2010

This Migrant Worker Migrant Nation is a  special program of Making the Links Radioa honouring the UN International  Migrants Day, December 18th.

We are interviewing Karl Flecker, Human Rights Coordinator of the Canadian Labour Congress, who discusses the situation of Migrant Workers in Canada. based in Brussels is carrying this program as well as other radio broadcasts on the situaton for migrant communities throughout the world.

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International Migrants Day PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Making the Links presents a program in recognition of the UN International Migrants Day, Dec. 18th. Done in partnership with the Human Rights Directorate,  Canadian Labour Congress, it looks at the situation for Migrant Workers in Canada, and the role of the Canadian Government. It is part of series of radio programs being broadcast throughout the world about the plight and fight for rights of Migrant Workers.

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 December 2009 )
Migrant Voices PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 December 2008

International Migrant Rights As part of International Migrant Rights Day, December 18th, there will be radio programs and broadcasts throughout the world. In collaboration with this global movement, Making the Links Radio presents a talk by Karl Flecker speaking to the situation in Canada.

On 4 December 2000, the General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December International Migrants Day (resolution 55/93). On that day, in 1990, the Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (resolution 45/158).

Member States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations are invited to observe International Migrants Day through the dissemination of information on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, and through the sharing of experiences and the design of actions to ensure their protection.

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 14 December 2008 )
Changing the Canvas Campaign PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 June 2008

CLC Changing the CanvasThis program features an interview with Karl Flecker, Anti Racism and  Human Rights Director of the Canadian Labour Congress. Karl is the co-ordinator of the Changing the Canvas project of the Canadian Labour Congress. In this program, Karl speaks about the Changing the Canvas project and the situation of immigrant workers in Canada. Changing the Canvas gathers contemporary stories of struggle and strategies for change to better integrate immigrants into the Canadian labour force with equity and dignity.

Changing the Canvas presents stories and voices from community groups, unions, faith groups, workers, employers and individuals. Making the links radio has been a proud participant in the Changing the Canvas project, broadcasting some of these stories.

In this interview Karl also talks about the need for effective compliance, enforcement, and monitoring mechanisms to protect the rights of migrant workers. He speaks of how people are making a difference with the union movement connecting to the immigrant community and vice versa as people fight together for common social and economic rights.

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 June 2008 )
Aiding and Abetting Refugees in Canada PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Aid and AbetIn this program Making the Links Radio's Don Kossick talks with Janet Dench of the Canadian Council for Refugees about their work. Challenging government restrictions on helping refugees the Canadian Council for Refugees  are currently working on their Proud to Aid and Abet Refugees campaign. The campaign seeks to change the law so that it is no longer a crime to help refugees.

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 January 2008 )

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