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CRWDP Webinar Series – Webinar #19 will be held on November 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST
CRWDP Webinar Series
You are invited to attend Webinar #19, as part of the CRWDP Webinar Series, taking place on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST. This webinar will be presented by Mieke Koehoorn (UBC) & Rodrigo Finkelstein (Simon Fraser University).
Mieke’s presentation will explore the work and health challenges of the pandemic, including workplace community transmission of the coronavirus, employer-paid sick leave benefits, and the ability to work from home. Rodrigo’s presentation discusses the findings of a survey on psychosocial risks and remote work carried out during the pandemic in Chile.
Mieke’s Presentation Description: The COVID-19 global pandemic has illuminated significant challenges related to work and health as part of the broader public health response. Workers in many occupations face significant risks of becoming infected as a result of work that involves direct contact with the public and close proximity to others. There are also many other jobs that cannot be done from home, that face under or unemployment, and that have limited work-related benefits. This presentation will explore the work and health challenges of the pandemic, including workplace community transmission of the coronavirus, employer-paid sick leave benefits, and the ability to work from home. The presentation will also explore work and health inequities during the pandemic, related to precarious employment, immigration status, and gender.
Rodrigo’s Presentation Description:
Drawing from the Marxian psychosocial approach to physical and mental health, that focuses on democratic participation and work organization, this presentation discusses the findings of a survey on psychosocial risks and remote work carried out during the pandemic in Chile. In accordance with existing research on remote work and labour health, the findings reveal that remote work is not a psychosocial-risk-free work environment, particularly in relation to work demand and gender dynamics. When compared to men, women exhibit higher levels of psychosocial risks in the dimensions of work demand, autonomy, economic reward and social support. This article suggests that future research should consider cultural, economic and gender insights in order to make sense of remote work on its impact on labour health.
Be prepared to learn and ask questions. We will have a Q and A session after Mieke & Rodrigo’s presentations.
CRWDP Webinar #19
When: Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Work, COVID-19 and Inequities / Remote work and Psychosocial Risks: High Demand and Gender Disparities
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Webinar ID: 836 5122 9360
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