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The SNJM’s call for Canada to ratify Convention C-189

Significant support was given to protecting the rights of workers with an immigrant background at the SNJM provincial gathering on October 6th.
All those present were asked to sign a postcard calling upon the Canadian government and its Prime Minister, to ratify Convention C-189, adopted at the UN in 2011. This convention identifies a series of measures to be put forward by signatory states to protect the rights of immigrants in the labor market.

The text of the petition in the form of a postcard campaign clearly explained the relevance for Canada to act since there are more and more programs promoting temporary migration. 


Convention 189 and Recommendation 201 at a glance

Remember that this approach was part of the spirit of the SNJM Day of Service and Justice, launched by the Congregational Leadership Team. This day was created to highlight the spirit and values of Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher and help meet the needs of our world and the Earth.

The call launched throughout the Congregation was warmly received and led to more than twenty actions held in Quebec and elsewhere, in the days preceding or following October 6th. This collective solidarity initiative was another important moment in the year of celebrations commemorating the 175 years of existence of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM). To learn more about this topic, click here.

Source illustrations: International Labor Office - Geneva

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