TREE WORKERS INDUSTRIAL GROUP
Tree Worker’s Industrial Group is a grassroots advocacy group that is pushing for worker representation for tree-planters. Founded in October of 2018, since then T.W.I.G. has grown to include members spanning the range of Canada, and has been involved in collective action at multiple planting companies – advocating and promoting the legal rights of workers, developing policies and awareness of sexual violence for treeplanting companies, and returning over $60,000 of stolen wages to the pockets of planters.
Our mission is to support workers from the bottom up and to build solidarity and representation across company lines. We are volunteer-run and are spearheading a sectoral culture shift toward worker empowerment and transparency. We aim to educate and empower workers to both support each other and be critical of the colonial, patriarchal and capitalist aspects of this industry and the harm they cause.
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