From street workers to escorts to exotic masseuses, jobs in the sexual services industry have been disrupted during the coronavirus pandemic — that is, if they wish to keep themselves safe. These workers have little in the way of job security. Most are unable to receive federal income relief and many have to continue working despite the risks. During the current pandemic, what happens to people whose job requires physical intimacy? Read more: Coronavirus contact tracing poses serious threats to our privacy. Since sex workers typically are either self-employed or work as independent contractors , they are also not able to benefit from the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy CEWS.
Supporting Sex Workers, Supporting Women
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We support sex workers — we listen to women engaging in sex work as they define their experiences, we see their strengths and skills, we value their autonomy, we treat them with dignity, we ask them what they need and want, and we fight like hell for their human rights. Our S. But what does it mean to come from a human rights approach to sex work?
Coronavirus: Offline sex workers forced to start again online. Calls have been made for an emergency fund to support sex workers whose earnings have fallen during the coronavirus crisis. A third of escorts have been continuing to offer face-to-face meetings, estimated one sex worker. The English Collective of Prostitutes said there was precedent for a support fund and without one many had to choose between earning and risking health. In response, the government said it had increased Universal Credit payments.