Working Women's News
From Around the World

Updated: Tuesday 16 October 2018, 08:45:46

UK / Scotland Glasgow: thousands of women to strike over pay discrimination [The Guardian] 2018-10-15

USA The #MeToo Movement's Roots in Women Workers' Rights [Common Dreams] 2018-10-15

USA It’s Time to Write Women Back Into Labor History [Truth Out] 2018-10-15

Asia Feminists Gather in Bali to Criticize WB and IMF [Tempo] 2018-10-15

UK Brexit mustn't be ‘Trojan horse’ to scrap workers' rights [Morning Star] 2018-10-15

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India Why India's #MeToo movement is silent about sex workers [Daily O] 2018-10-15

UK Police spies infiltrated UK leftwing groups for decades [The Guardian] 2018-10-15

UK MI5 believed black people posed security risk, papers reveal [The Guardian] 2018-10-15

India Journalists gather in solidarity with #MeToo [The Hindu] 2018-10-14

UK Universal Credit needs to be overhauled and the rollout immediately halted says Usdaw [USDAW] 2018-10-14

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UK House of Fraser - Sports Direct must engage with Usdaw to give staff a voice in the business [USDAW] 2018-10-13

Global International Day of the Girl Child: education unions renew their commitment to advancing girls’ rights in and through education [Education International] 2018-10-12

Global Journée internationale de la fille: les syndicats de l'éducation réaffirment leur engagement à promouvoir les droits des filles dans et par l'éducation [Education International] 2018-10-12

UK More than a million UK residents live in 'food deserts', says study [The Guardian] 2018-10-12

Ireland / USA Mary Harris: The Cork girl who grew up to become 'the most dangerous woman in America' [] 2018-10-12

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Man hands himself over to police after murder of NUM leader [ANA/The Citizen] 2018-10-12

UK PCS email campaign continues in advance of budget statement [PCS] 2018-10-11

UK BECTU seeks urgent discussion with BBC Studios on gender pay gap [BECTU] 2018-10-11

UK Alex Norris MP today made the case for protection for shopworkers - we now need MPs to support the Offensive Weapons Bill amendment [USDAW] 2018-10-11

Canada Celebrating Women's History Month [NUPGE] 2018-10-11

Singapore When She Spoke to “Ma’am” About Sexual Abuse By “Sir” She Was Deported [The Citizen] 2018-10-11

Congo-Kinshasa / Africa Congolese trade unionist Joséphine Shimbi Umba: “We say ’protect the workers’, but which workers are we talking about if only 2.5 per cent have formal jobs?” [Equal Times] 2018-10-10

UK Usdaw survey finds that financial worries are having an impact on the mental health of 63% of workers [USDAW] 2018-10-10

UK Manuel Cortes defends Londons free pensioner travel from 'nasty' Tory Mayoral candidate [TSSA] 2018-10-10

Jordan Thumbs Down For Bad Working Conditions [Al Bawaba] 2018-10-09

Australia Most cabin crew face 'widespread' sexual harassment [Human Capital] 2018-10-09

Australia Airlines Accused of Ignoring Crew Sexual Harassment [Skift] 2018-10-09

Australia Survey of airline cabin crew shows 65% of respondents have experienced sexual harassment [TWU] 2018-10-09

Canada #MeToo: Fighting sexism through labour activism [Canadian Dimension] 2018-10-09

Malta International coalition calls for independent public inquiry for the death of Daphne Caruana Galizia [EFJ] 2018-10-09

UK 85% of the shopping public agree with Usdaw - the Government owes a duty of care to shopworkers enforcing age-restricted sales laws [USDAW] 2018-10-09

Global Women's groups oppose World Bank proposals to weaken labor rights [MENAFN] 2018-10-09

Global / Australia Flight attendants face widespread sexual harassment, new survey shows [] 2018-10-08

Ireland Trade union unanimously votes to launch campaign to get more women involved in apprenticeships [The Journal] 2018-10-07

Global #WDDW: Equality for All! [IFJ] 2018-10-06

Ireland Union calls for increase in women in apprenticeships in trades [] 2018-10-06

UK / England Care-workers stage sit-in at residential home over pay protest [Tameside Reporter] 2018-10-05

UK Prime Minister keen to criticise Labour, but offers little for working people struggling to make ends meet [USDAW] 2018-10-04

UK Met Police stored ‘intimate emails’ between activist and undercover cop, court hears [Morning Star] 2018-10-04

UK A spycop sexually abused a woman for two years. But new documents reveal his cover officer is claiming ignorance [The Canary] 2018-10-04

Global UNI Global Union and Carrefour united in fight to stop violence against women [UNI Global Union] 2018-10-04

Morocco New Domestic Workers Law Takes Effect [Human Rights Watch] 2018-10-04

Canada / Bangladesh Bangladesh’s garment workers need Canada to do its part [Policy Options] 2018-10-04

Bangladesh NSK for six months maternity leave for all female workers [The New Age] 2018-10-04

Thailand Workers Strike for 44th Day after 30 unionists sacked for 'agitating' at Chinese-Owned Garment Factory [The Irrawaddy] 2018-10-04

UK House of Fraser staff in limbo - Sports Direct must engage with Usdaw to give staff a voice in the future of the business [USDAW] 2018-10-03

UK British people do more than £1tn of housework each year – unpaid [The Guardian] 2018-10-03

USA Lois Gray, Mentor to Unions and Women Who Work, Dies at 94 [The Times] 2018-10-03

USA Low-wage workers in US demand better treatment in #MeToo era [The Mail] 2018-10-03

Philippines Women journalists: attacked but unbowed [Bulatlat] 2018-10-03

UK Unite backs ‘police spies out of lives’ protest ahead of Kate Wilson hearing [Unite] 2018-10-03

Canada / British Columbia Six employees file human-rights complaints against UBC [The Globe and Mail] 2018-10-03

UK PM’s end of austerity claim shows she’s out of step with the country, says UNISON [UNISON] 2018-10-03

UK Hundreds of ASDA/Sainsbury's Stores Could Close [GMB] 2018-10-02

Canada October 4, National Day to Commemorate Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women [USW] 2018-10-02

South Africa PAC and BCAWU leader a ‘sex pest’ [City Press] 2018-10-02

Philippines Victory as the Philippines pass expanded maternity leave law [IndustriALL] 2018-10-02

UK Pub workers stage wildcat strike over workplace victimisation and zero-hours contracts [Morning Star] 2018-10-01

Australia Brothel downturn caused by illegal sex workers and dating apps, regulator says [ABC] 2018-10-01

Philippines Labor groups welcome approval of proposed Expanded Maternity Leave law [The Bulletin] 2018-10-01

India / Tamil Nadu Who keeps your streets clean? The invisible women of singara Chennai [Citizen Matters] 2018-10-01

India / West Bengal The Bitter Plight of Bengal's Tea Garden Workers [The Wire] 2018-10-01

Canada / Ontario October is Women’s History Month [ONA] 2018-10-01

South Africa Vavi 'sexual advances' allegation settled as a 'misunderstanding' - Saftu [News24] 2018-10-01

South Africa Year-old allegations are part of effort to discredit him, says Vavi [Saturday Star] 2018-10-01

South Africa Vavi rejects allegations following report on new sexual harassment claims [News24] 2018-10-01

South Africa Is Zingiswa Losi the right woman for the top job at troubled Cosatu? [Sunday Times] 2018-10-01

France A Prostitute Was Killed in France. Is a New Law Partly to Blame? [The Times] 2018-09-30

UK Care workers cut short visits to elderly as workload soars [The Guardian] 2018-09-30

Pakistan Protection against harassment of women at workplace: LHC ruling [LabourWatch] 2018-09-30

Ghana Domestic Workers Call For Passage Of Labour Regulation [Modern Ghana] 2018-09-29

USA It’s Time to Write Women Back into Labor History [Labour Notes] 2018-09-29

South Africa Being Black Twice - Reflections of Young Black Women Workers [Pambazuka] 2018-09-28

UK / Scotland Thousands of low-paid women are striking. Where’s the solidarity? [The Guardian] 2018-09-28

Nigeria Sack Ngige now, SSANU National Women Leader urges Buhari [The Eagle] 2018-09-28

USA Solidarity Means Supporting Survivors of Sexual Harassment & Assault [Workday] 2018-09-28

Pakistan Polio vaccinators manhandled in Kotri [Dawn] 2018-09-28

Malaysia MTUC: Decision on RM10,000 levy big relief for migrant workers [FMT] 2018-09-28

USA Women in unions are more likely to take maternity leave [Futurity] 2018-09-27

India / Assam Mid-day meal workers stage protest; demand salary hike in Baksa district [The Sentinel] 2018-09-27

Global World vows to take concrete action towards closing gender pay gap by 2030 [DevDiscourse] 2018-09-27

Canada / Alberta AUPE calls for wage equity legislation in recognition of Gender Equality Week [AUPE] 2018-09-27

UK The forgotten spycops inquiry and why it's so important for the Labour Party [Morning Star] 2018-09-26

UK You are here: HomeNewsroomBoris Backs Brexit Plan That Could Strip Holiday Pay For Millions Boris Backs Brexit Plan That Could Strip Holiday Pay For Millions [GMB] 2018-09-26

New Zealand DHB admin workers paid up to 45pc less for being women, union says [Stuff] 2018-09-25

USA MeToo's hidden activists? Working class women [The Guardian] 2018-09-25

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Study hopes to shed new light on sex work across N.L. [CBC] 2018-09-25

New Zealand Union help secure equality for women [Newsie] 2018-09-25

Cambodia Young workers in Cambodia commit to union building [Just Style] 2018-09-25

New Zealand Significant settlement offer shows the power of unions [CTU] 2018-09-25

New Zealand Social workers to receive 30 percent pay rise [Maori TV] 2018-09-25

UK Usdaw calls for an industrial strategy to tackle the crisis in retail at the Mirror's High Street Fightback campaign fringe meeting [USDAW] 2018-09-25

New Zealand Pacifika women effectively working for freefor the rest of the year [NZCTU] 2018-09-24

USA #MeToo meets the #FightFor15 as McDonald's workers walk out over sexual harassment [Boing-Boing] 2018-09-24

New Zealand Women's Suffrage Anniversary Celebrated [VoA] 2018-09-24

Japan Nursing care industry faces worker harassment crisisa [The Times] 2018-09-24

Canada Pay equity: A major victory for rural mail carriers [Today] 2018-09-24

Australia Gender pay gap announcement a good first step [ACTU] 2018-09-24

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Vigil for victims of gender-based violence [Unions ACT] 2018-09-24

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Seven in ten working women aged under 25 have experienced wage theft: UnionsACT report [Unions ACT] 2018-09-24