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Challenging Child Labour

June 13, 2018

Children in this country once started work for their families or their bosses at a young age. In some parts of the world they still do. June 12 is World Day Against Child Labour, and TWHP is holding a meeting the next day to explore child labour in the past and present.

Craig Heron, labour historian at York University, will discuss how children were used in industry in Canada and what campaigns emerged to eliminate the practice. (Note: the old Toronto Trades and Labour Council was a leader in those battles.)

Derek Blackadder, former CUPE national rep and Canadian correspondent for LabourStart, will discuss the issues of child labour in the global south today and the efforts to combat it.


The Toronto Workers History Theatre Group presents: The Labours of Little Ones
A short play about the struggle to root out child labour in Toronto in the 1880s and the important role of the Toronto labour movement.

Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Steelworkers' Hall
Location: 25 Cecil St. Toronto, ON
Categories: Children & Youth

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