AFTER Mexican plantation workers walked off tobacco fields in Ontario, Canada, to protest about the deplorable working conditions, the Canadian section of the United Farm Workers of America has called for the establishment national labour standards to protect them.

It follows the mass walkout of about 100 Mexican farm workers from their jobs on the south-western Ontario farms of Leamington, complaining about what they described as substandard working and living conditions, including alleged 14-hour days with no overtime pay and cramped ...

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