I am an internationally trained physician from Bangladesh. Like many internationally trained doctors, I could not get a job in my field and am currently working as a pharmacy technician in Toronto. While my situation is not ideal, I quickly realized that people around me have it lot worse. This is my story of how I mobilized people in my community who were stuck in low wage jobs to successfully convince their employers (two medium sized companies) to introduce fair wages and benefits. Continue reading Promoting Fair Wages: A Community Action Leader in Action
Written by the Community Works! working group members from Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services. Community Works! is an interdisciplinary team made up of staff (nurse, settlement worker, youth worker, health promoter and research coordinator) and community members that work collectively to find ways to tackle these economic security issues through public education and informing public policy.
Continue reading Economic Security as a Health Issue: The 4 Lessons we learned in what’s working!