Poor working conditions: 19 Guatemalan farm workers “rescued”

Poor working conditions: 19 farm workers guat & eacute; malt & egrave; ques & ldquo; rescued & raquo; ></p><p> MISE & Agrave; DAY</p><p> <strong> Nineteen Guatemalan workers subjected to poor working conditions in an agricultural area in Saint-Jude, Montérégie, were “rescued” by local authorities, the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday . </strong> & nbsp;</p><p> Following complaints against the owner for violation of labor rights, a Guatemalan consular mission was able to meet the workers on November 18 and guarantee them protection. They are now close to leaving for their country.</p><p> “Due to the conditions in which they found themselves, the consular mission asked the Canadian authorities for an emergency intervention to rescue the 19 workers left behind. the farm “, explained the ministry in a press release.</p><p> He specifies that the intervention was completed on November 26 and that the Canadian government also” notified the employer of his ban for life of 'hire foreign workers'.</p><script async=

Many Guatemalans are looking for temporary employment opportunities as agricultural workers in various countries, including Canada and the United States, due to poverty that affects 60 % of the 17 million inhabitants of their country.

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