Young, racialized, female and powerless: Front-line fast-food workers have taken the brunt of bad behaviour during the pandemic and it’s affecting their mental health


By Ashlynn Chand including interviews with ACLA Ontario members Anna Liu and Chris Ramsaroop.

“Racism is a health and safety issue and it is incumbent for employers and governments to address this,” says Chris Ramsaroop, co-founder of the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance and organizer for Justice for Migrant Workers.

“To make systematic change, however, we need to review all legislation pertaining to workers’ rights from an equity and anti-oppression lens to ensure racialized workers and other marginalized groups can access these rights free of barriers,” Liu said.