We are writing to ask for your solidarity and support for an injured migrant worker who desperately needs some assistance to stay in his home.
In 2014, this gentleman seriously injured his back and leg while working on a farm in Ontario. His employer repatriated him to Jamaica with no notice, waking him up at 1 am and giving him 10 minutes to pack his things before sending him on a flight back home. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) then cut off his compensation, as they do regularly to migrant workers, forcing him to fend for himself.
He has lost so much since his workplace injury. His financial situation prevents him from getting the health care treatment he needs, and he struggles to put food on the table. Now, his landlord is trying to evict him and he needs some financial support in order to fend off the eviction.
The hope is that the WSIB will step up and provide some support, but this will take time. For right now, he needs some help to stay in his home and get him through this tough period.
Justicia for Migrant Workers is making this urgent appeal:
- If you can, please DONATE ONLINE at https://harvestingfreedom.org/donations/
- Click “special instructions to seller“
- Write in “support for JT”.
We will be checking the instructions until February 15, 2018. If you would like to make a donation for this worker after this, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can watch for it.
Justicia for Migrant Workers