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USA Remember the ‘Rosie the Riveter’ Image Pretty Much Everybody Knows? It's Not What You Might Think [AFL-CIO] 2014-10-20

USA Baayork Lee, Actor, Dancer, Choreographer Wins Equity’s Robeson Honors [AFL-CIO] 2014-10-20

Pakistan These courageous women [The News] 2014-10-19

Azerbaijan Stop harassment and legal action against leading investigative journalist [IFJ] 2014-10-18

China Women Lead Sanitation Strike at Massive Education Complex in China [Labor Notes] 2014-10-18

USA New Fed Chair Janet Yellen warns of rising inequality [The New Yorker] 2014-10-18

Hong Kong / China Maid in Hong Kong fights for justice against abuser [WSJ] 2014-10-18

USA / New York When Living on Tips Means Putting Up With Harassment [NY Times] 2014-10-18

Africa Women call for quotas at IndustriALL [IndustriALL Global Union] 2014-10-17

South Africa / Western Cape COSATU condemns reported conduct of Heart FM Director [Cosatu] 2014-10-17

UK Bank of England shows why tens of thousands are marching for a pay rise [TUC] 2014-10-17

Bangladesh Accord completes inspections in 1,106 factories [IndustriALL Global Union] 2014-10-16

Bangladesh Two Groups Complete Inspections of 1,700 Bangladesh Garment Factories [New York Times] 2014-10-16

Papua New Guinea IFJ and PNG media demand action after female journalists abducted and raped [IFJ] 2014-10-16

Papua New Guinea Extra security for NBC staff in PNG after assaults [RNZI] 2014-10-16

USA Facebook and Apple offer $20,000 to freeze eggs for female staff: reports [Radio Australia] 2014-10-16

Canada Women Workers Making History – Then and Now [OFL] 2014-10-16

India / Tamil Nadu Kollywood’s all-woman union going strong [The Hindu] 2014-10-16

Bangladesh ILO training for women trade unionists [Just Style] 2014-10-16

Cambodia Garment Brands Support Workers’ Push for Higher Wages [The Wall Street Journal] 2014-10-16

Bangladesh A Glimmer of Hope: Women Leading Change in Garment Industry [In Asia] 2014-10-16

Nepal he new UNI Nepal Women Committee elected! [UNI Global Union] 2014-10-15

UK Modern slavery in Britain [The Telegraph] 2014-10-14

Europe / USA Trade Union - Lone critical voice at EU-US Trade event [ETUC] 2014-10-14

Global Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize [Education International] 2014-10-13

Kenya / Saudi Arabia Kenyan government moves to combat migrant worker abuse in the Gulf [Equal Times] 2014-10-13

Cambodia Garment workers protest after delay in wage decision [IndustriALL Global Union] 2014-10-13

USA / North Carolina Woman fired the day after she complained that coworker had rubbed her buttocks [Think Progress] 2014-10-12

Ireland SIPTU members at Kerry Women’s Refuge vote for industrial action [SIPTU] 2014-10-10

Mexico Labour lawyer wins top human rights award [IndustriALL Global Union] 2014-10-10

Global 10 Reasons Why We're Against Unions [Every Day Feminism] 2014-10-10

Africa / Middle East Arab region women's rights activists meet this weekend in Tunis [Tunisia Live] 2014-10-10

India Road transport union to strengthen role of women activists [ITF] 2014-10-10

Cambodia Nightlife workers now covered by Cambodian labor laws [Associated Press] 2014-10-09

Mexico ProDESC Founder Ancheita Wins Human Rights Award [Solidarity Center] For more info 2014-10-09

Canada Ninth Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigils being held [NUPGE] 2014-10-08

Hong Kong / Philippines Pinoys, other foreign domestic workers in HK to seek higher pay [The Philippine Star] 2014-10-07

USA Nothing’s Fair About Being A Woman In The Workplace [Teamsters] 2014-10-07

Hong Kong / China Denouncement towards violence and abuse on female protester [HKCTU] 2014-10-05

Canada / Quebec Ensemble contre la discrimination envers les femmes autochtones ! [CSQ] 2014-10-05

Africa / Middle East Arab Women Strengthen Network to Fight for their Rights [IndustriALL Global Union] 2014-10-03

Colombia Primera presidenta de la UNEB [Semanario Voz] For more info Image 2014-10-03

UK Midwives to strike after Jeremy Hunt scraps 1% pay rise [The Guardian] 2014-10-01

USA / California Governor Brown signs SB 1299 [California Safe Care Standard] For more info 2014-10-01

Hong Kong Protesters demand democracy, but not for HK's foreign female domestic workers [Al Jazeera America] 2014-10-01

Greece Armed only with rubber gloves, Greek cleaners fight the iron fist of austerity [Equal Times] 2014-10-01

Ireland Irish unions launch breast cancer awareness drive [Equal Times] 2014-10-01

Hong Kong Foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong get $100 wage hike [The Inquirer] 2014-10-01

Hong Kong No one happy as foreign maid wages rise in HK [SCMP] 2014-10-01

Hong Kong Domestic helpers to get 2.5% wage hike [RTHK] 2014-10-01

Canada / Quebec Un grand honneur pour une militante SCFP [Radio-Canada] 2014-10-01

Australia Can a drink close the pay gap? [In Your Hands] 2014-09-30

Spain Sogeti: No despidas a mi mamá. Don't fire my mummy [] For more info 2014-09-30

Spain DON’T FIRE MY MUMMY! [] For more info 2014-09-30

USA / Massachusetts Hyatt Hotels Corp. agrees to pay $1 million to 98 Boston-area housekeepers fired five years ago and replaced by lower-paid, outsourced workers. [Boston Globe] 2014-09-30

South Africa / North West COSATU disappointed with Equality Court judgement [Cosatu] 2014-09-29

Turkey We don’t need no mixed-sex schools, says Turkey's conservative teachers union [Hurriyet Daily News] 2014-09-28

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Hope Haven shelter workers may strike, cite wage discrimination [CBC] 2014-09-28

France Hyatt Paris: outsourced hotel housekeepers strike and win wage increase [IUF] 2014-09-27

Bangladesh RMG union members learn safety, organisational skills [The Daily Star] 2014-09-26

USA / Massachusetts Nurse Union sues, blocks flu shot mandate to keep jobs at Brigham and Women’s [Boston Globe] 2014-09-26

USA Paid Maternity Leave Push Underway At U.S. Labor Department [Huffington Post] 2014-09-26

South Africa Racist employer and Gloria Kente back in Court [Cosatu] 2014-09-26

Canada Canada Post makes pay equity payments slowly [PSAC] 2014-09-26

Canada Postes Canada commence à verser les paiements d’équité salariale [AFPC] 2014-09-26

Pakistan Gathering evidence: Human Rights Directorate vows action against harassment of nurses [Labour Watch] 2014-09-25

Canada Unifor's Lana Payne shares her 'Bold Vision' [Unifor] 2014-09-25

Ireland / Europe Ireland lags behind Europe on family leave [ICTU] 2014-09-25

Ireland Congress to launch new guide to assist workers diagnosed with breast cancer [SIPTU] 2014-09-25

South Africa / North West COSATU Domestic Worker`s Imbizo [Cosatu] 2014-09-23

UK UNISON welcomes Miliband's pledge on National Minimum Wage [UNISON] 2014-09-21

UK NASUWT calls for an end to the exploitation of supply teachers [NASUWT ] 2014-09-21

Global / Middle East Formation novatrice sur le leadership des femmes syndicalistes dans le Monde arabe [FIOT] 2014-09-20

USA Meet the Domestic Worker Organizer Who Won the 'Genius' Grant [Bloomberg] 2014-09-20

Bangladesh 30 hurt as management staff beat up workers trying to form union [The Daily Star] 2014-09-19

Asia / Bangladesh Migrant Workers 'Shouldn't Have to Be Tortured to Have Work' [Solidarity Center] For more info 2014-09-19

Afghanistan Female journalist brutally stabbed and murdered in Afghanistan [IFJ] 2014-09-18

Pakistan Unpaid for four months, LHWs stage rally, sit-in [Labour Watch] 2014-09-18

USA Domestic Workers Leader Recognized [Talking Union] 2014-09-18

Canada / Bangladesh Over 50 organizations call on Canadian government to support survivors of Rana Plaza tragedy [Maquila Solidarity Network] 2014-09-16

Malaysia Gender equity crucial to quality education [Education International] 2014-09-14

Canada / USA Professional cheerleading 'should be abolished' [CBC] 2014-09-14

Pakistan LHWs threaten fast unto death for salaries, dues [Labour Watch] 2014-09-13

Pakistan Two years on, families of victims yet to get justice and compensation [Labour Watch] 2014-09-13

Australia Abbott budget to leave poorer women worse off [Fairfax Media] 2014-09-12

Australia Woman loses compensation claim over colleagues wearing perfume [ABC] 2014-09-12

Israel SodaStream in spat over working hours for Bedouin women [Haaretz] 2014-09-12

Africa 'The Key to Development in Africa Is Empowering Women' [Solidarity Center] For more info 2014-09-12

South Africa / Gauteng Health worker brutally attacked, assaulted and raped at Hospital [Cosatu] 2014-09-11

South Africa / Gauteng NEHAWU shocked by the escalating attacks on health workers inside health facilities across province [Cosatu] 2014-09-11

Pakistan Workplace harassment of women [Labour Watch] 2014-09-10

Russia Ольга Ананьина: «Не бойтесь бороться за свои права» [КТР] 2014-09-10

Australia Sorry Tony, but after a year, you still don’t get me [Working Life] 2014-09-09

South Africa / Western Cape Domestic Workers will again protest against racist [Cosatu] 2014-09-09

UK / Wales Midwives could strike over 'deeply disappointing' pay offer [The Journal] 2014-09-09

Dominican Republic / USA Tech apparel garment workers to speak [The Times] 2014-09-09

Pakistan Nurse shares harrowing tale of sexual harassment [Labour Watch] 2014-09-09

Pakistan LHWs demand regularisation [Labour Watch] 2014-09-09

Pakistan Rights under labour laws demanded for domestic workers [Labour Watch] 2014-09-06

Australia Equal pay day: women must work an extra 64 days to equal mens' pay [Daily Life] 2014-09-05