Migrant health and social care workers are playing a critically important role on the front-line of health care during the pandemic. Countries badly hit by the pandemic have faced extreme pressure on their health services and many health workers have suffered, sometimes fatally. Many of these countries are reliant on migrant health workers, the majority of whom come from poorer countries with weak health systems.
Join us on Tuesday 7th December 12:00-15:00 CET.
Interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish.
In the webinar we will:
Present PSI survey results on migrant health and social care workers’ situation in the pandemic;
Share experiences among affiliates in defending the rights of migrant health and social care workers;
Build strategies towards strengthening global policy and union organizing at the local level.
Opening and Session 1
Welcome and Webinar Objectives
Genevieve Gencianos, Migration Programme Coordinator, PSI
Professor Nicola Yeates, Chair of Social Policy, The Open University
What do we know and how are unions responding?
Overview of the PSI-OU Research on Migrant Health and Social Care Workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic, presentation of survey results
Dr. Jane Pillinger, PSI Expert Consultant
Contributions from unions in the countries of origin and destination (Philippines, Ghana, Germany and Finland)
Moderator: Genevieve Gencianos, PSI
Session 2 and Conclusion
The way forward: building strategies and recommendations
Overview Presentation: Trends and Challenges in the Governance of Health Worker Migration
Genevieve Gencianos, PSI
Contributions from unions in the countries of origin and destination (Barbados, Nigeria, UK and USA)
Wrap-up and Closing
Professor Nicola Yeates (OU) and Genevieve Gencianos (PSI)
Moderator: Dr. Jane Pillinger, PSI Expert Consultant