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The modern day dilemmas of temporary migrant workers
Temporary migrant workers (TMWs) are a significant part of many Canadian industries, including the agriculture and meat-packing sector. However, recent events due to the COVID-19 pandemic have brought out some issues present in this field. Issues include the precarious nature of this type of employment, exploitative practices that may occur, barriers to receiving care while as a TMW, and various other problems.

The following panel discussion will cover these many issues that occur with TMWs as well as the following:
• What labour laws exist to prevent exploitative TMW practices?
• What barriers to receiving healthcare among TMWs exists and how can they be addressed?
• What can be done and what advocacy efforts exist to help TMWs that may be experiencing exploitative work?

Confirmed Panelists:
• Dr. Bukola Salami, Associate Professor, Principal Investigator: Health and Immigration Policies and Practices Research Program (HIPP), University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing
• Santiago Escobar, National Representative/Représentant national, United Food and Commercial Workers Union TUAC Canada | Syndicat des Travailleurs et travailleuses unis de l’alimentation et du commerce
• Stephanie Mayell, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

Aug 25, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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