We continue the “Work in the West” podcast and interview series with labour law scholar Judy Fudge on her research interests with a focus on “modern slavery” and its connections with the COVID-19 pandemic, and research on migrant labour.
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In our latest episode of the Work in the West podcast, industrial relations researcher Sean Tucker discusses the large-scale infection and deaths of workers in Alberta’s meatpacking industry due to COVID-19, particularly at the Cargill plant at High River. In the spring of 2020, the Cargill High River plant was the site of the largest Continue readingCargill, Alberta meatpacking, and the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this latest episode of the Work in the West podcast, Suzanne Mills, Adriane Paavo, and Benjamin Owens talk about their research project that looks at the experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ workers in Sudbury and Windsor and what unions can do to improve work experiences. They shed light on the aims, methodology, findings, and implications of Continue readingA Conversation about Work, Inclusion and 2SLGBTQ+ people in Sudbury and Windsor
In this latest episode of Work in the West, Julie Guard talks about her book, “Radical Housewives: Price Wars and Food Politics in Mid-Twentieth-Century Canada”. Dr.Guard sheds light on the implications of her book on our understanding of women’s involvement in organized social movements, and parallels with the COVID-19 pandemic etc.
In our third episode of Work in the West, Tom Walker talks discusses the question of time and work, and what it means for natural resource-dependent economies, and worker’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In episode 2 of Work in the West, Tracy Zambory, President of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses discusses the addiction and mental health crisis in Saskatchewan and its impact on the work of nurses in the province, including everything from tough family conversations to safe injection sites. Learn more about SUN’s initiatives here: https://makingthedifference.ca/addictions