Tortillas and Tomatoes: Transmigrant Mexican Harvesters in Canada

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Based on interviews with Leamington greenhouse growers and migrant Mexican workers, Tanya Basok offers an analysis of why the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme is needed. She argues that while Mexican workers do not necessarily constitute cheap labour for Canadian growers, they are vital for the survival of some agricultural sectors because they are always available for work, even on holidays and weekends, or when exhausted, sick, or injured. Basok exposes the mechanisms that make Mexican seasonal workers unfree and ...

Tortillas and Tomatoes: Transmigrant Mexican Harvesters in Canada 2003, McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773523876

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