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USA How women are transforming organized labor [Wash Post] 2019-04-22

Global ‘Ground-breaking’ report: Technological change and justice for women public transport workers [ITF] 2019-04-22

USA How women are transforming organized labor [The Post] 2019-04-22

UK Banning mobile phones in classrooms could help protect pupils and teachers [Independent] 2019-04-22

UK Lack of bank account 'costs £500 extra a year' in bills [BBC] 2019-04-22

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India / Punjab Anganwadi workers to launch state-wide protest on April 28 [The Tribune] 2019-04-21

Canada / British Columbia This is a problem – Period and we have a solution! [IAMAW] 2019-04-21

USA The labor-rights activist who helped win 2 million US caregivers higher wages warns that robots aren't the real threat to workers [Business Insider] 2019-04-20

Palestine Photo Essay: Gaza Agricultural Worker Etaf [Solidarity Center] 2019-04-19

USA / Massachusetts Bulding Trades Council and partners honored with Ayers Award by North America’s Building Trades Unions [NEREJ] 2019-04-19

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India SEWA Federation: Helping Women Support Women’s Cooperatives [Feminism in India] 2019-04-19

Spain Ruling PSOE says it will outlaw prostitution if it wins this month’s general election [Euro Weekly] 2019-04-19

UK UK universities pay out £90m - Fears that confidentiality clauses are being used to silence victims of misconduct [Guardian] 2019-04-19

UK Sex Work Is Work—And Its Laborers Are Officially Unionizing [Broadly] 2019-04-18

Costa Rica Working conditions and environmental situation on pineapple plantations [Fresh Plaza] 2019-04-18

Europe Putting Europe’s invisible precariat in the spotlight [Social Europe] 2019-04-18

New Zealand Midwives vote YES to DHB's MECA settlement [MERAS] 2019-04-17

India / Bihar How Much Is a Woman's Labour Worth? Rs 37 a Day, According to the Central Govt [The Wire] 2019-04-17

UK Tarmac designs specialist protective clothing for expectant mum workers [Infrastructure Intelligence] 2019-04-17

India / Karnataka Modi Has Done Nothing for Us, Say Karnataka Garment Workers [Newsclick] 2019-04-17

UK Below-target inflation means chancellor is out of excuses for not ending austerity, says TUC [TUC] 2019-04-17

Bangladesh 6 Years after Rana Plaza: Bangladesh Set to Backslide [Solidarity Center] For more info 2019-04-17

UK Workers need action from government on in-work poverty, says TUC [TUC] 2019-04-16

Philippines ACT Party-list's Castro wins international award for work on trade union rights [ABS-CBN] 2019-04-16

India How Can We Ensure Social Security for Domestic Workers? [The Wire] 2019-04-16

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador New NAPE Campaign Challenges Men to Join the Fight Against Gender Violence [VOCM] 2019-04-15

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador 'Don't be that guy,' NAPE advises in anti-violence campaign [CBC] 2019-04-15

India Manual Scavengers, Women and Farmers Come Out with Manifestos of Their Own [The Wire] 2019-04-15

Israel Kfar Saba carpentry shop worker killed, in 21st work-related fatality this year [The Times] 2019-04-15

Australia / Western Australia WA latest state to take on gender pay gap battle, with ECEC firmly in their sights [The Sector] 2019-04-15

New Zealand NZNO welcomes midwifery workforce accord [NZNO-Toputanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa] 2019-04-15

USA / New York NYPD: 'Urine' Thrown On Female Transit Workers In Separate Incidents [Gothamist] 2019-04-14

Philippines / Global Labor groups seek protection of female OFWs [The Nation] 2019-04-14

Pakistan GSP+ and labour rights [The News on Sunday] 2019-04-14

Canada Two IAM Canadian Sisters honoured at the 2019 IAM Women’s Conference [IAMAW] 2019-04-14

UK Usdaw calls for £10 per hour and the adult rate for young workers [USDAW] 2019-04-14

New Zealand DHB's and midwives reach settlement [Newshub] 2019-04-13

Canada Nobody should have to fight to take care of their family [The National Observer] 2019-04-13

Canada / Ontario Nurses reject offer from Windsor-Essex health unit, return to picket lines [The Star] 2019-04-12

Canada Unions mark Equal Pay Day with a call for pay equity implementation now [CLC] 2019-04-12

UK Employers must pay their fair share on pensions, says TUC [TUC] 2019-04-12

UK Why we’re saying yes to take action over pay [PCS] 2019-04-12

South Africa 'You often get sick': the deadly toll of illegal gold mining in South Africa [The Guardian] 2019-04-11

Ireland SIPTU members continue to have concerns over Gender Pay Gap bill [SIPTU] 2019-04-11

Canada / Ontario Nearly 90% of Ontario long-term care staff experience violence: reports [Global] 2019-04-11

Canada / Ontario What are we asking for this Equal Pay Day? [Equal Pay Colaition] 2019-04-11

Canada / Ontario What's Toronto the Good got against sex work? [Now] 2019-04-11

UK Debenhams is taken over by its lenders putting thousands of jobs at risk [USDAW] 2019-04-10

Turkey UNI stands in solidarity with Turkish trade union leader Arzu Çerkezoğlu [UNI] 2019-04-10

Colombia Say it loud: without women there is no democracy! [UNI] 2019-04-10

Canada / Ontario Equal Pay Day: More action urged on closing gender pay gap [ctv] 2019-04-10

UK / England Low paid Liverpool hospital workers to ballot in pay parity row [Unite the union] 2019-04-10

Ireland Government may force companies to reveal pay differences of employees [Irish Examiner] 2019-04-09

UK / Europe If workers’ rights are to survive Brexit, Labour needs to demand more [Guardian] 2019-04-08

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Strong Support for Pay Equity Legislation, But Little Movement in House [VOCM] 2019-04-08

Canada / Ontario Equal Pay Day Events - Tuesday April 9, 2019 [OPSEU] 2019-04-07

Canada / Ontario We’re seeing red because women are still in the red [OPSEU] 2019-04-07

UK Brexit planning should involve a pay rise [PCS] 2019-04-06

Hong Kong Two Filipino domestic workers cannot stay in Hong Kong despite children having resident status, top court rules [The Free Press] 2019-04-06

Canada / British Columbia Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside [HEU] 2019-04-06

Canada / USA Fighting Machinist Women: Uniting to Fight [IAMAW] 2019-04-06

Canada / British Columbia MoveUP signs Period Promise Policy Agreement [MoveUP] 2019-04-06

Ireland New €400,000 initiative to tackle sexual harassment at universities [Irish Examiner] 2019-04-05

South Africa / Gauteng Heineken Workers' Forum prepares to march against ‘sex for shifts’ [Mail & Guardian] 2019-04-05

Canada / Ontario 'Scandalously unsafe environment': Nursing home workers say they regularly experience violence [Sudbury.com] 2019-04-05

Australia 'Blackmailed' WA Labor candidate banned from union conference after blowing whistle [The Morning Herald] 2019-04-05

USA / Missouri Building Union Diversity program enrolling new classes [The American] 2019-04-05

UK Gender pay gap reporting isn't failing, it's showing us just how deep-seated inequality really is [The Independent] 2019-04-05

Canada / Ontario 96% of North Bay and northern Ontario long-term care RPNs and PSWs experience violence [CUPE] 2019-04-04

Canada / Ontario Left bruised and broken: 88% of Ottawa and area long-term care RPNs and PSWs experience violence [CUPE] 2019-04-03

Australia 2019 Federal Budget - through the gender lens [NTEU] 2019-04-03

Canada / New Brunswick Violence on the job could decrease with new changes in provincial law, nurses say [CBC] 2019-04-02

UK / Global Gender-based violence - a call to action [NUJ] 2019-04-02

Australia STEM Decadal plan launched 1 April [Professionals Australia] 2019-04-02

UK Sedwill and Manzoni should value staff by paying them what they’re worth [PCS] 2019-04-02

South Africa South African women’s council pickets against sexual harassment at UNISA [IndustriALL] 2019-04-02

UK Usdaw celebrates 20 years of the National Minimum Wage as rates increase today and calls for at least £10 per hour [USDAW] 2019-04-01

UK Happy Mother’s Day – vote in the PCS ballot to fight for equal pay [PCS] 2019-04-01

UK / Scotland Home carers win 'battle for hearts and minds' [GMB] 2019-04-01

USA Equal Pay Day Highlights Gender Compensation Gap [VoA] 2019-04-01

Australia Noni B employees 'don’t have time for toilet breaks' [9 News] 2019-04-01

UK / Scotland Care workers win split shifts fight against Dundee City Council [The Evening Telegraph] 2019-04-01

New Zealand Marlborough support workers protest abuse, conditions during national strike [Stuff] 2019-04-01

Canada Bread, Roses, and Pensions: Why Pension Is a Woman’s Issue – Ivana Saula [IAMAW] 2019-04-01

India / Assam All Assam Mid-Day Meal Workers’ Protest In Guwahati [The Sentinel] 2019-03-31

South Africa / Free State Female officer killed in prison hostage situation [eNCA] 2019-03-30

Canada Why Was I a Bystander? Confessions of a Feminist Union Activist [Our Times] 2019-03-30

USA Can We Rewrite the Shameful History of Undervaluing Child Care Workers? [Natl Women's Law Ctr] 2019-03-30

Dominican Republic Sex workers stand up against torture and ill-treatment by police [Amnesty International] 2019-03-30

Canada / Manitoba Province to pull nurses ad that union says is demeaning to women [Canadian Labour Reporter] 2019-03-30

USA / Michigan UWUA celebrates Women’s History Month with an original Rosie the Riveter [The Press and Guide] 2019-03-30

USA / Massachusetts As Women’s Month ends, let’s stop wage theft at Logan Airport [Commonwealth] 2019-03-30

India / Maharashtra State’s trade unions to back Urmila Matondkar [The Hindu] 2019-03-30

UK Government must take urgent action in response to bad economic indicators, says TUC [TUC] 2019-03-30

Global UNCSW63’s positive outcomes for women’s human rights to social protection systems, quality public services, including education, and sustainable infrastructure [Education International] 2019-03-29

USA / USA / California UAL Flight Attendants In Japan Protest Discriminatory firing Of Japanese Flight Attendants [LVP] For more info 2019-03-29

Mexico Domestic workers call for minimum wage between 102 and 550 pesos [Mexico News Daily] 2019-03-29

USA How Union Membership Has Changed in Recent Years [Thomas] 2019-03-28

USA / New York NYC unions recruiting more women [Construction Dive] 2019-03-28

India / Andhra Pradesh How this intimate apparel factory manufacturing for the likes of Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein is empowering 18,000 women in rural Andhra Pradesh [Your Story] 2019-03-28