In an official statement released this week, the board of governors of Assumption University called for permanent solutions to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for migrant workers in Canada.
The document notes the role these workers have in supplying fresh food in Windsor-Essex, but that their living conditions have resulted in the spread of COVID-19 among them.
“We call upon the employers of migrant workers to provide their employees with a complete set of personal protective equipment. We further call upon employers to ensure that living conditions are significantly improved in order to eliminate the spread of COVID-19,” the statement reads in part.
Assumption University is the Roman Catholic institution federated with the University of Windsor. Read the entire statement.