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Covid-19 didn’t cause the care crisis—privatisation did

Covid-19 didn’t cause the care crisis—privatisation did

Originally From: https://socialeurope.eu/covid-19-didnt-cause-the-care-crisis-privatisation-did ROSA PAVANELLI 8th March 2022 The scandal of Europe’s biggest eldercare operator highlights how a public good has been turned into a private asset class. Her priority is the patient—that might not be true of the company she works for (Alexander Raths / shutterstock.com) Imagine discovering your elderly loved ones in a care home were receiving half-portions of meals, just so a corporation could cut costs and pump up profits. This is just one of many disturbing revelations by the French journalist Victor Castanet from his three-year investigation into Europe’s largest care operator, Orpea. Yet not only patients are paying…
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The Mental Load – A Feminist Comic by EMMA

The Mental Load – A Feminist Comic by EMMA

08 March 2022 A day to celebrate and remember all that has been achieved for women's rights and raise awareness on the persisting gender equality gap. In a utopian world, such a day would not be needed. Unfortunately, there are still many issues to be addressed when it comes to women's rights : the society's view of women, the gender gap on access to jobs, gender wage gap, domestic violence, the mental load, etc… (So many that I couldn't list them all and those issues may vary from one part of the world to another…).However this is a great opportunity…
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‘They’re taking our jobs’—really?

‘They’re taking our jobs’—really?

PIERO ESPOSITO, STEFAN COLLIGNON and SERGIO SCICCHITANO 7th February 2022 It is widely believed that migrants have displaced indigenous workers in Europe. Widely believed, but false. Taking her place: celebrating Sweden’s National Day in Norrkoping in 2014 (Rolf_52/shutterstock.com) The arrival in 2015 of well over a million refugees, largely from the middle east and north Africa, shook the European Union again to its foundations. Old demons of nationalism and xenophobia re-emerged, populist anti-European parties gained strength and insistence on ‘national sovereignty’ blocked solutions compatible with European principles and human dignity. Many Europeans still seem to fear that acccepting migration must mean that native populations will lose out, because public resources…
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