Organization profile published 1979
Publisher: Employment Services for Immigrant Women, Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1979
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX1091
Abstract: Immigrant and Canadian-born women met on October 27, 1979 in Toronto for a forum called "A Review From The Kitchen: Immigrant Women Speak Out On The Value Of Housework". Many of the participants and guests have formed a coalition called International Coalition For The End Of Domestics' Exploitation (INTERCEDE).
INTERCEDE is working:
1. to get the pseudo-contract signed by federal immigration and employers of domestic workers on work permits made legal and binding on the employers;
2. to make sure that the bill to bring domestic work under minimum wage legislation passes when it is re-introduced in the Ontario legislature in 1980;
3. to secure funding by the government of independent community agencies so that the minimum wage legislation and the terms of the domestic worker's contracts are observed by employers of domestic workers;
4. to open the way for all women who are presently in Canada on work permits to be able to apply for landed immigrant status immediately;
5. to raise welfare rates immediately to a living wage, and to allow immigrant women to apply for welfare with no threat of deportation.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1979.
See also CX2351.