Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Video of migrant farm worker quarters in Alberta

CBC has posted a video tour of migrant worker living quarters in Alberta (a 2010 video). The quality of the video bad but there is lots of evidence of mold, over crowding, cooking in the laundry room, etc.Seventeen workers lived in this three-bedroom house. In this video, we see that for migrant workers, workplace health and safety often goes beyond the worksite into the housing that is provided for them (or more likely rented from) employers.

-- Bob Barnetson

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