Working Women's News
From Around the World

Updated: Sunday 22 October 2017, 04:58:49

USA Basketball player who campaigned for human rights in sport honored with Freedom from Fear Award [UNI Global Union ] 2017-10-21

India / Karnataka Your Wages Are In My Pants: Bengaluru Contractor Tells Women Sanitation Workers [Huffington Post] 2017-10-21

Canada Statement from ACTRA on the safety of women in the entertainment and media industry [ACTRA] 2017-10-20

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Tina Pretty Appointed to Iris Kirby House Board of Directors [FFAW/Unifor] 2017-10-20

UK Cost of childcare has risen four times faster than wages since 2008, says TUC [TUC] 2017-10-20

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Canada / Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Regina among worst cities in Canada to be a woman: annual study [SUN] 2017-10-20

USA No Casting Couch for Low-Wage Women, But Lots of Sexual Harassment [Rank and File] 2017-10-19

UK Universal credit risks creating debt trap for working people, says TUC [TUC] 2017-10-19

UK / Saudi Arabia UK Supreme Court allows domestic workers to sue Saudi diplomat despite his claiming immunity [Independent] 2017-10-19

Australia / Victoria Sex harassment report author was driven from the CFA by bullies [Fairfax Media] 2017-10-18

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UK Bank of England's Mark Carney says inflation hasn't peaked yet after hitting 3% today - as it happened [Guardian] 2017-10-18

Australia Labor vows to close gender pay gap if elected [Guardian Australia ] 2017-10-18

UK Usdaw welcomes a debate and vote of the roll out of Universal Credit and urges action for weekly paid workers [USDAW] 2017-10-18

Europe The glass ceiling across Europe [Politico] 2017-10-18

UK Unite warns of ‘toxic mix’ facing workers as wage squeeze continues [Unite the union] 2017-10-18

Japan Firm fined token sum after woman died from overwork [Guardian] 2017-10-17

Australia / Victoria Sexual harassment, bullying, endemic for women in Country Fire Authority, says report [Fairfax] 2017-10-17

Australia / Victoria Women heckled, bullied in toxic culture of 'CFA boys club' [ABC] 2017-10-17

India / India / Tamil Nadu Garment Workers Suspended for Demanding Bonus [http://tnlabour.in/garment-industry/5907] 2017-10-17

UK ‘Government can no longer deny midwives and all NHS staff a fair pay rise says RCM’ [RCM] 2017-10-17

Malta Daphne Caruana Galizia: Car bomb kills Maltese journalist who exposed Panama Papers link [ABC] 2017-10-17

Canada / Ontario Critics say Ontario’s proposed domestic violence leave falls short [rabble] 2017-10-17

Malta Journalists unions condemn murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia [IFJ] 2017-10-17

UK Scrap the cap and give workers a proper pay rise, says UNISON [UNISON] 2017-10-17

UK Pressure on public sector pay cap gains momentum [PCS] 2017-10-17

Hong Kong A helper, a servant, or a slave? If only Hongkongers could see the way we treat domestic workers as others do [HKFP] 2017-10-16

USA Becoming a Steelworker Liberated Her. Then Her Job Moved to Mexico. [NY Times] 2017-10-16

Norway Men's national team takes wage cut so players paid same as women's side [The Independent] 2017-10-16

Kenya Nairobi women matatu workers strengthen leadership [ITF] 2017-10-16

Africa Education union leaders go to school to sharpen their understanding of gender issues [Education International] 2017-10-16

Ireland Proposals to address pensions discrimination ‘by December’ [Irish Examiner] 2017-10-14

New Zealand Kristine Bartlett Next Woman of the Year supreme winner [NEXT Woman of the Year] 2017-10-13

Saudi Arabia Women's driving decree first step in needed changes [Al-Monitor] 2017-10-13

Kuwait Tragedy of 588 nurses [Arab Times] 2017-10-13

Iran Women teachers live way below the poverty line [Women NCRI] 2017-10-13

Oman HRW submission on discrimination against women workers in Oman [HRW] 2017-10-13

Oman Registering domestic workers online a first for Oman [Times of Oman] 2017-10-13

Morocco Women’s Rights in Morocco: Balancing Domestic and International Law [Atlantic Council] 2017-10-13

United Arab Emirates / Philippines Law protecting UAE household workers praised by Phillipines Ambassador [Arab Business] 2017-10-13

United Arab Emirates / Philippines New UAE law protecting household workers lauded by PH [Rappler] 2017-10-13

UK Usdaw welcomes a cross-party attempt to protect shopworkers from violence, threats and abuse [USDAW] 2017-10-13

Global UNI WEB gives full backing to UNI DGS Christy Hoffman to become next General Secretary [UNI Global Union] 2017-10-12

Australia ANMF Federal Secretary Lee Thomas announces departure [ANMF] 2017-10-12

Europe Needed: renewed EU action on gender equality [ETUC] 2017-10-12

Global International Day of the Girl Child [Education International] 2017-10-12

Ireland ‘No cash to end bonkers pension rule’ [Irish Examiner] 2017-10-12

Global / Costa Rica Global Women’s Organising Assembly [ITUC] 2017-10-11

Zimbabwe Who is Linda Tsungirirai Masarira? [Buklawayo 24] 2017-10-11

Australia / Queensland Union claims women will be worse off at Gold Coast City Council under new wage deal [Gold Coast Bulletin] 2017-10-11

UK EY’s gender pay gap almost 20% [economia] 2017-10-11

Australia Australia Post has closed its Gender Pay Gap [Women's Agenda] 2017-10-11

UK / Global Campaigners warn against damaging trade deals [Morning Star] 2017-10-11

Kazakhstan Court rejects union leader’s appeal for justice [IndustriALL] ActNOW! 2017-10-10

Georgia Finding job ‘1.5 times easier’ for men than women in Georgia [OC Media] 2017-10-10

Fiji / China Amnesty concerned Chinese deported from Fiji may have been sex workers [ABC] 2017-10-10

UK TUC reveals pension blackspots [TUC] 2017-10-10

Iceland / South Africa Iceland is bridging the gender pay gap, but can South Africa do the same [Business Report] 2017-10-10

Ireland Employment support for breast cancer sufferers ‘highly limited’ [Irish Times] 2017-10-10

Pakistan Workers demand decent work, adequate wages [The Nation] 2017-10-09

Australia Employer group backs penalty rates for hairdressers amid industry push to cut them [TND] 2017-10-09

Hong Kong Sacrifice of leaving child behind laid bare in British filmmaker’s The Helper documentary about Hong Kong’s foreign domestic workers [SCMP] 2017-10-09

Hong Kong Film review: The Helper – Hong Kong foreign domestic workers’ lives and dreams revealed in heartfelt documentary [SCMP] 2017-10-09

USA / New York A Banana Republic Employee Says She Was Told Her Box Braids Looked Too 'Urban' [Glamour] 2017-10-09

Australia Modern Slaves Might Not Be Wearing Chains But Are Just As Trapped [Huffington Post] 2017-10-09

USA / New York Trini beats stigma to become NY union boss [Guardian] 2017-10-09

UK One woman’s exceptional story is being told across the country. And its timing is absolutely perfect [The Canary] 2017-10-09

Asia / USA Women’s labor, sex work and U.S. military bases abroad [Salon] 2017-10-09

Brazil CUT-Brazil, a trade union centre at the forefront of the feminist struggle [Equal Times] 2017-10-09

Europe Esther Lynch: 'Pitting workers against each other is not a good basis for the future of Europe' [Equal Times] 2017-10-09

France A Model Fights Back After Bad Casting Experience [The Cut] 2017-10-09

Global The gender pay gap that still needs to be closed [The Economist] 2017-10-09

Tanzania Real Grim World of Domestic Workers [The Citizen] 2017-10-09

Australia BOC ordered to pay $57,000 for making pregnant woman redundant before maternity leave l [AFR] 2017-10-09

Ireland Women footballers’ victory a great result for teamwork and union, conference hears [An Phoblacht] 2017-10-09

UK Sign up today to support Usdaw's 'respect for shopworkers' Thunderclap [USDAW] 2017-10-09

Japan Young Worker Clocked 159 Hours of Overtime in a Month. Then She Died. [NY TImes] 2017-10-08

Canada / Ontario This sexually abused migrant worker is now safe — but she knows others aren't [The Star] 2017-10-08

Canada / British Columbia BCGEU meets with Federal Minister of Status of Women at roundtable on gender-based violence [NUPGE] 2017-10-08

Morocco / Spain 'Mule women' in back-breaking trade from Spain enclave [The Local] 2017-10-08

USA / USA / Illinois Chicago Workers Join Mexico San Quintin Farmworker To Support Driscolls Boycott [LVP] For more info 2017-10-07

Australia Women earn 87 cents to every man's dollar: OECD report [Fairfax Media] 2017-10-06

Australia ACTU chief Sally McManus parlays online support into power [AFR] 2017-10-06

Australia Why did COAG drop domestic violence from the agenda? [Women's Agenda] 2017-10-06

Hong Kong Landmark 'slavery' court case: Domestic workers challenge compulsory live-in rule [MDT] 2017-10-06

Hong Kong Rule requiring domestic workers to live with employers faces legal challenge [HK Free Press] 2017-10-06

China / Philippines Filipino maid forced to work 20 hours a day in Shenzhen [Asia Times] 2017-10-06

Australia / Tasmania Unions Tasmania push for 10 days paid family violence leave [The Advocate] 2017-10-06

Japan Female reporter for Japanese public broadcaster has died as result of excessive work [SBS] 2017-10-06

Japan NHK reveals journalist’s 2013 death was caused by overwork [Japan Times] 2017-10-06

USA / New Mexico Advocates Say Paid Sick Leave Is Key For Domestic Violence Survivors [KUNM] 2017-10-05

Australia / Queensland Time for national leadership,on DV leave [WestEnder] 2017-10-05

Hong Kong Domestic helper launches bid to end rule saying she has to live with her employer [The South China Morning Post] 2017-10-05

Australia Hand off: Respect is the Rule takes force in venues [Fairfax Media] 2017-10-04

Canada / British Columbia BCGEU meets with Federal Minister of Status of Women at roundtable on gender-based violence [NUPGE] 2017-10-04

USA Women firefighters can improve safety, but department culture must change [Science Daily] 2017-10-04

Brazil / Latin America CUT-Brazil, a trade union centre at the forefront of the feminist struggle [Equal Times] 2017-10-04

UK BBC has much to do on gender and equal pay, says BECTU [BECTU] 2017-10-04

Ireland Government plans to extend maternity leave for premature births [Irish Times] 2017-10-03

UK Ministers' Refusal to Enforce Care Sector Minimum Wage Is Treating Workers 'with Contempt' Says GMB [GMB] 2017-10-03

Israel / Palestine Keeping Palestinian Women in Israel on the Economic Margins [IMEMC] 2017-10-02