Coronavirus: CUPE survey reveals anti-Asian racism towards Manitoba health-care workers

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is reporting a rise in COVID-19-related racism directed at Manitoba health-care workers.

CUPE says in a recent survey of Manitoba health-care workers, one in five who self-identified as being of Asian heritage experienced racism in the workplace in the last month.

For comparison, it says only one per cent of those who did not identify as being of Asian heritage reported instances of racism in the same time period.

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“There’s no place in this community or in this country or in this world for racism. It needs to stop,” says Debbie Boissonneault, president of CUPE 204.

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