Ethel Tungohan illuminates how the goals and desires of migrant care worker activists go beyond political considerations like policy changes and overturning power structures.
While Canadians are rightly proud of the principles our health care system is based on, there should be little doubt that those principles do not apply broadly enough or lack adequate resourcing.
Meeting universal basic needs for participation, health and independence is not a simple consumer choice. Rather, it’s a minimum condition to ensure a vibrant and thriving democratic society.
Without the care work provided by Filipino migrant care workers, many countries would have a difficult time coping with high health care demands, particularly during a pandemic.
Housing stability, quality, safety, and affordability all affect health outcomes. Adequate financial investments and ambition are required to achieve this.
Social democracy is a society where the enterprise of productive employment in a market economy is joined with active government to secure the public interest in equality of opportunities and fairness of outcomes.