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Deena Ladd

Workers' Action Centre

For 20 years, Deena Ladd has been working to improve wages and working conditions primarily for racialized communities, women, low-wage workers and immigrant workers. She has worked as a union organizer with garment workers, home-based workers, social service, retail and manufacturing workers. Deena has developed and taught courses and training sessions for rank and file unionized women, young workers and workers of colour for various federations of labour, unions and community organizations. For the past twelve years, Deena has been working to build a membership based worker’s centre in Toronto that can improve wages and working conditions for many working people. The Workers’ Action Centre (WAC) works with predominantly low-waged immigrant workers and workers of colour in precarious jobs that face discrimination, violations of rights and no benefits in the workplace.