History

Asian workers have a rich, proud and active history in the struggle for worker justice and human rights in Canada.

From building the railroads to the garment factories, from working in the heathcare sector to the fruit fields, we helped build Canada.

In May 2000, a group of Asian Canadian labour activists met to talk about setting up an alliance representing the voice of Asian Canadian trade union members, Asian Canadian workers and the Asian community at large.

The Asian Canadian Labour Alliance is the fruit of those meetings.  Through educational events, organizing and strike support, we hope to establish a wide network of labour and community activists in Canada.