Posts by Anelyse Weiler

Anelyse Weiler

About Anelyse Weiler

Anelyse M. Weiler is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the University of Toronto, a college professor at Okanagan College, and an incoming Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Victoria. She volunteers with Justice for Migrant Workers and the BC Employment Standards Coalition.

Protecting the health and rights of migrant agricultural workers during the COVID-19 outbreak should be a priority

Apr 1, 2020
Manually skilled migrant workers contribute vitally to the Canadian food chain, including to agricultural and seafood industries. But food security cannot be achieved on the backs of workers who are denied equal access to social protections and benefits, and made uniquely vulnerable to coronavirus transmission. With news about this week’s community outbreak among migrant agricultural workers… View Article

This Labour Day, fruit pickers in BC may have been denied minimum wage

Sep 3, 2019
While many British Columbians and visitors may have enjoyed late summer produce like apples, peaches and plums this Labour Day weekend, the workers who pick these crops generally do not receive statutory holiday pay and many work for less than minimum wage. The laws that govern conditions for agricultural workers make them vulnerable and exploitable,… View Article