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Uninvited: Working Ontario Women News

Hosted by: Karman Wong

We’re not asking permission for a seat at the table. We’re pulling up our own chair, uninvited, to bring you news stories about the issues important to working Ontario women and their families.

We’ll shine a bright light on your success stories and struggles, and hold government accountable for their decisions in the process. It’s free to access, with no restrictions.

SMALL BUSINESSES STRUGGLING

Karman speaks with Julie and Cindy, two small business owners reeling from the impact of the pandemic and the lack of government support in Ontario, yet still finding ways to be optimistic about the future.

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ONTARIO’S NURSING CRISIS

Karman speaks with Birgit Umaigba, an ICU/ER Registered Nurse in Ontario. Birgit is an agency nurse who works on the front-line for hospitals that are short staffed. She’s been sounding the alarm bells about the nursing shortage and she’s urging the provincial government to take immediate action to address this critical situation.

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GIG WORKERS

Karman speaks with Angela Scott, a long-time bike courier fighting for rights and protections for this vulnerable and growing group of workers. Angela shines a light on the unfair pay and labour protections, as well as poor health and safety conditions of workers in the gig economy.

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