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The Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic and Legal Assistance of
Windsor are excited to present a workshop on the rights of the working
This forum is directed towards the difficulties faced by the low income
worker and the ways that their situation can be improved through
creative use of the legal remedies that are available. In Windsor-Essex,
high-paying jobs are disappearing and more and more workers, if they
can find work, are relying on temporary and part-time positions at low
rates of pay. It is important that these workers be aware of their legal
rights and of ways to secure those rights.
We hope that the Workers’ Rights forum will increase awareness of
the problems facing the low-income earner and will increase appropriate
action or referrals.
The morning of May 15 will be dedicated to a presentation by the Community Legal Clinic Simcoe,
Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, introducing Justice@work, a new program that has been developed
specifically to address the issues of the working poor. This will be a wide ranging discussion dealing
with the rationale for serving the low income worker as well as the legal issues that are involved and the
legal remedies that can be accessed.
The presentation will explore ways of reaching out to that population as well as addressing individual
issues around specific groups of workers (migrant workers, live-in caregivers, temporary workers.)
In the afternoon agencies from the area will describe their services and make observations about the
situation of the low income worker in Windsor-Essex: Participants include the Unemployed Help Centre,
Ontario Works, Women’s Enterprise and Skills Training, Centre de resources d’emploi Windsor, Alpha
mots de passe.
By grounding the day in the concrete services that are offered to the working poor in Windsor-Essex,
the participants in the forum will have a chance to learn further what the community has to offer them.
There will also be an opportunity to network and to come up with strategies to improve the situation of
the low income worker.