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e.403 - Cuts Kill Workers: $15 and Fairness Demands Justice For Temporary Workers Killed On The Job

Season 4, Ep. 3

When Enrico Miranda was killed on the job at Toronto-based food processing plan, Fiera Foods, operations continued throughout the day.


We're joined by Nil of $15 and Fairness who joined the Jane/Finch Action Against Poverty for a Rally For Workers At Fiera Foods on October 2nd. The company cancelled shifts to reduce contact between workers and protesters.


The Fight for $15 and Fairness in Ontario is pushing for stronger protections for temp workers, fair wages and accountability from employers operating under unsafe working conditions.


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Enrico Miranda Funeral & Family Support Fund:

Donate to his funeral and family support fund here.

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e. 420 - People Before Profit: MISN Takes On Canadian Mining Giants

Season 4, Ep. 20
Mining Injustice Solidarity Network Website | Facebook | TwitterFrom March 1st to 4th, Toronto will play host to the annual conference of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada- PDAC is a group representing Canada’s mining exploration and extraction industry. The convention is the largest of its kind in the world, attracting thousands of investors and 26,000 attendees from over 130 countries. It is considered the “superbowl” event of extractive industries, featuring award ceremonies, workshops, and keynote addresses by prominent mining moguls and political figures, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Toronto is considered the hub of the global mining industry.Though it promotes itself as an ethical industry upholding high environmental standards and labour practices, the Canadian mining industry is actually notorious for its ecological and human rights abuses around the world. In 2016, a report from Osgoode Hall’s Justice and Corporate Accountability Project found that between 2000-2015, 709 cases of criminal activity and 44 targeted deaths were related to Canadian mining projects in Latin America. Mining companies and the Canadian government, including under Prime Minister Trudeau, have so far failed to make any meaningful change to the violence of the extractive industry, and few Canadians are aware of these abuses.Today, we speak to Kate Klein, an organizer with the group Mining Injustice and Solidarity Network to learn more about the upcoming conference and the imperial violence of the Canadian mining industry.The Art of Resistance airs Tuesdays on CIUT89.5FM.Facebook | Twitter | Instagram