“A story of tragedy, sadness and success”. Canadian Farmworkers Union and their fight for health and safety rights.
In partnership with WorkSafeBC we have released a new video which presents the history of the Canadian Farmworkers Union (CFWU) and their fight for health and safety rights in BC. The video includes interviews with CFWU founders Raj Chouhan and Charan Gill. It documents the partnerships formed with groups such as the United Farmworkers and its iconic leader Caesar Chavez.
The video describes the unfair treatment and unsafe conditions faced by BC agricultural workers until they began to be covered by workers’ compensation laws in the 1990s.
To quote Raj Chouhan, first President of the CFWU and now an NDP MLA (Burnaby-Edmonds): “It is a story of tragedy, sadness and success.”