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This week on rabble radio, labour reporter Gabriela Calugay-Casuga is joined by Ethel Tungohan. Today, Tungohan and Calugay-Casuga discuss the expectations and assumption of care work in Canada.

Calugay-Casuga and Tungohan talk about Matatag: Filipina Care Workers During COVID-19, a photo series project by Filipina nurses, support workers, and caregivers during COVID-19. The two also talk about the “invisibilization” of care work in Canada, particularly for women and racialized communities and how a complete breakdown of colonized thinking, learning and working in Canada must take place in order for true labour equity to take place.

Tungohan appeared on a recent episode of Courage My Friends: ‘Migrant workers and ‘the pandemic paradox’: The unseen hands that truly keep us afloat.’ In this episode, she joined Jhoey Dulaca and Chris Ramsaroop to discuss temporary foreign workers in Canada. Be sure to tune into that episode after this!

Tungohan’s new book, Care Activism: Migrant Domestic Workers, Movement-Building, and Communities of Care is set to be released August 2023.

Ethel Tungohan is the Canada Research Chair in Canadian Migration Policy, Impacts and Activism. She is also an associate professor of politics and social science at York University. Her research looks at migrant labor, specifically assessing migrant activism.

Join us for Off the Hill next week!

This month, our panel dissects the federal budget. Who decides the budget? Who influences it? And where does all that money go? Our guests will dissect these questions and more in our Off the Hill panel this month. 

Guests include MP Leah Gazan, rabble columnist and policy researcher Chuka Ejeckam, economist David Macdonald and rabble parliamentary reporter Karl Nerenberg. Hosted by Robin Browne and Libby Davies.

Save your spot for this free event today! Join us this March 23, 2023, 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT.

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