Apr 23, 2024

Beyond Recovery: A paradox in COVID-19 pandemic recovery | Panel discussion

By Beyond recovery panel discussion

This year, the CCPA–BC Office, in collaboration with SFU Faculty of Health Science researchers and UNITE HERE Local 40, published ‘A paradox in COVID-19 pandemic recovery: Increased precarity of women hotel workers in British Columbia’.

A panel discussion held on April 10 featured the report’s authors and hotel industry workers. They explored the report’s findings, discussed ongoing organizing efforts to address workers’ challenges and reviewed the policy solutions proposed to advance these initiatives.

You can watch the video recording via the link: https://vimeo.com/ccpa/beyond-recovery


Alice Mũrage (panelist) is a researcher with the Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society (PIPPS) based at Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

Michelle Travis (panelist) is the research director of UNITE HERE Local 40, a union representing workers throughout BC, most of whom work in the accommodation and food services sector.

Véronique Sioufi (facilitator) is CCPA-BC’s Researcher for Racial & Socio-economic Equity.

Dr. Julia Smith (host) leads PIPPS’ Health and Social Inequities Theme, which aims to identify health and social inequities associated with infectious disease events and assist in identifying promising policy approaches to prevent or reduce risk of social and economic inequities in future pandemics.

Panelists Dulce and Naden are hotel workers from UNITE HERE Local 40.

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