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Layers of Vulnerability among Internally and Internationally Mobile Workers in the Context of Southern Africa
Webinar Presentation by Denboy Kudejira
Join us for this webinar Monday, January 13, 1:00 to 2:30pm NT
What forms of deprivations and experiences are associated with contemporary forms of transnational labour migration? What are the implications of being a ‘foreigner and undocumented’ within a precarious labour market? These questions will be explored through a discussion of the layers of vulnerabilities among undocumented Zimbabweans who seek waged agricultural work in northern South Africa (Limpopo province). While transnational mobility for work is not new to southern Africa, the structure and magnitude of the phenomenon have changed over the past few decades following colonial independence and the concomitant embracing of the global neoliberal agenda by states in the region. Besides capturing the lived experiences of the migrants, Kudejira will discuss policy interventions that had been put in place to try to regulate transnational mobility and why these have failed to curb the influx of undocumented Zimbabwean migrants. In the process, Kudejira will make a case for the need to have a clearly defined agricultural workers recruitment arrangement between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Closing the Enforcement Gap: Improving Employment Standards Protections for People in Precarious Jobs
Webinar Presentation with Leah Vosko, Andrea Noack, Rebecca Casey, Alan Hall, and Mark Thomas
More information forthcoming
Film Screening “Digging in the Dirt”
Featuring a discussion with film directors and producers Dylan Rhys Howard and Omar Mouallem, NL Construction Sector Association’s Jackie Manuel, Critical Incident Stress Management for Communities founder Valerie O’Leary, and OTM Co-Investigator Dr. Sara Dorow
Join us for this film screening and discussion Thursday, February 13, 7:00 to 9:00pm NT
In Person: Room A1043, Arts and Administration Building, Memorial University, St. John’s
Watch online: https://bluejeans.com/139810793
Digging in the Dirt (2019) is a powerful documentary on mobility and mental health in Fort McMurrary, AB. Profiling several oil and gas workers, their families, and experts in the field (including OTM Co-Investigator Dr. Sara Dorow), the film explores the benefits and costs of the industry as men share their stories of depression and drug addiction spurred by a toxic mixture of high salaries and FIFO (“Fit In or F*ck Off”) work camp culture.