Working Women's News
From Around the World

Updated: Friday 23 June 2017, 17:43:33

USA How Being A Transgender Woman Hurts My Job Prospects [The Forward] 2017-06-22

Oman / Uganda Domestic workers from Uganda stuck between poverty wages at home and extreme exploitation abroad [Equal Times] 2017-06-21

Australia / Western Australia Bra ban could be enforced for Perth Mint workers [West Australian] 2017-06-21

Australia Time for Gvt to fix aged care workforce issues following Senate report [ANMF] 2017-06-21

Australia / Western Australia Workplace considers issuing ‘bra ban’ for female staff [Ten News] 2017-06-21

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UK Zero-hour contracts have doubled here - and women are worse off [Devon Live] 2017-06-21

Australia Perth Mint’s bra ban proposal ‘disgraceful’, union says [The News] 2017-06-21

UK / England Breakthrough for teaching assistants in Durham, says UNISON [UNISON] 2017-06-21

Australia / Western Australia Perth Mint staff may be forced to wear work-issued bras to improve security [ABC] 2017-06-20

Middle East / Philippines What will it take to protect Filipino domestic workers from abuse and exploitation in the Middle East? [Equal Times ] 2017-06-19

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UK Secret Plan To Close 26 Children's Centres [GMB] 2017-06-19

UK NHS - ‘Scrap the pay cap, Theresa May’ [RCM] 2017-06-19

France 'And we continue to meet': domestic workers stand up in France [openDemocracy] 2017-06-18

Lebanon Website helps Lebanon's domestic migrant workers expose abuse [Al-Monitor] 2017-06-18

Iran Ordinary Iranians rally behind soccer player suspended over wife’s modeling [Al-Monitor] 2017-06-18

China / USA Chinese activist wants Ivanka to 'force change' in labour conditions [The Independent] 2017-06-17

China / USA We are waiting for Ivanka to reply. The latest update regarding the detained investigators [China Labor Watch] 2017-06-17

China / USA Hua Haifeng’s Wife: My husband is arrested for investigating Ivanka Trump’s supplier factory, and I become the main monitored subject [China Labor Watch] 2017-06-17

China / USA Ivanka Trump Pressured to Address Activists Detained in China [China Digital Times] 2017-06-17

China / USA Revealed: reality of life working in an Ivanka Trump clothing factory [Guardian ] 2017-06-15

Australia 'Time to close the APS gender pay gap': Community and Public Sector Union [Fairfax Media] 2017-06-15

Australia Time to close the public sector gender pay gap [CPSU] 2017-06-15

Middle East / Kenya We must prevent Kenyan migrants from being slaves rather than workers [Equal Times] 2017-06-15

USA / Michigan This Transgender Woman Is Suing McDonald's For Discrimination [BuzzFeed] 2017-06-15

Canada Women’s organization, union negotiating leave for domestic violence [OHS Canada] 2017-06-14

USA Why companies like Uber get away with bad behaviour [NYT ] 2017-06-14

USA Uber CEO takes leave of absence amid sexual harassment scandal [NY Post] 2017-06-14

Canada / Nova Scotia NSGEU members at E Fry Society get domestic violence leave in new contract [NUPGE] 2017-06-14

China / USA Factory Workers at Ivanka Trump's Supplier Speak Out About Working Conditions [Allure] 2017-06-14

China / USA Ivanka Trump's Garment Workers Can't Afford to Live with Their Children [Alternet] 2017-06-14

Japan By paying women less, is Japan deepening its own deflation? [Asia Times] 2017-06-14

Europe International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards takes place this week [European Cleaning] 2017-06-14

China / USA The Women Who Make Ivanka Trump Clothes Can't Afford To Live With Their Children [Huffington Post] 2017-06-14

Indonesia The Women Who Make Ivanka Trump Clothes Can’t Afford To Live With Their Children [Huffington Post] 2017-06-14

Global The High Cost of High Fashion [Jacobin] 2017-06-14

UK UK Desperately Needs Pay Rise As Wages Drop [GMB] 2017-06-14

Australia Inquiry into Gender Seperation reports back - Not with a bang but a whimper [Professionals Australia] 2017-06-13

China / USA Inside the Disappearance of the Men Investigating Ivanka Trump Brand Manufacturing [The Fashion Law] 2017-06-13

Canada / Ontario OPSEU, Ontario support agency sign pay equity deal [CLR] 2017-06-13

Europe Private pensions risk bigger gender pension gap [ETUC] 2017-06-13

Africa Exploring the Trade and Gender Nexus: The Case of Manufacturing in COMESA Countries [ICTSD] 2017-06-13

Canada Unions are at the fore of the struggle to give workers paid domestic violence leave [rabble] 2017-06-11

Pakistan LHWs demand govt count all employees as per seniority [The News] 2017-06-11

China / USA Ivanka Trump stays shtum as Chinese Labor activists arrested investigating her supply chain. [Huffington Post] 2017-06-10

Japan Trainee doctor suicide recognized as death from overwork [Japan Press Weekly] 2017-06-10

Japan Teachers’ union survey: More than 30% of pregnant teachers hesitate to take maternity leave [Japan Press Weekly] 2017-06-10

Jordan / Lebanon In Jordan and Lebanon, hundreds of migrant domestic workers are being held in detention [News Deeply] 2017-06-10

Lebanon Slave labour? Death rate doubles for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon [IRIN] 2017-06-10

USA / Pennsylvania Issues of workforce diversity continue to delay Rebuild [Philadelphia Tribune] 2017-06-10

USA Some of the Most Iconic Feminists Have to Die to Make Headlines [Elle] 2017-06-10

USA Together We Can Make Pay Equity a Reality for All Working Women [AFL-CIO] 2017-06-10

Ireland Tánaiste: Gender pay gap is not acceptable [Irish Examiner] 2017-06-09

Canada Benson: Public service workers deserve better birth control coverage [The Citizen] 2017-06-09

Middle East Abused Migrant Workers End Up in Prison After Trying to Flee [News Deeply] 2017-06-08

UK Women’s advocate elected president of midwives’ union [Nursing Times] 2017-06-08

India / Tamil Nadu Textile worker who stood women labourers commits suicide after management calls him thief [The News Minute] 2017-06-08

India SEWA: Making Women Self Sufficient Since The ’70s [Feminism in India] 2017-06-08

South Africa / Western Cape Cosatu leads WC march against women, child abuse [Eyewitness News] 2017-06-08

South Africa Protesters Chant in Support of Penile Amputation [allAfrica] 2017-06-08

Pakistan Confusion persists over Khaadi’s agreement with NTUF on labourers’ rights [SAMAA] 2017-06-08

Australia ANMF saddened by death of Australian nurse in London terrorist attack [ANMF] 2017-06-07

Australia United Voice welcomes long overdue recommendations on equal pay [United Voice ] 2017-06-07

Ireland Pension gender gap twice as large as the pay gender gap [Irish Independent] 2017-06-07

Canada / Nova Scotia Contract for N.S. women's society among 1st to grant domestic violence leave [CBC] 2017-06-07

India Invisible Bodies, Invisible Work [tnlabour] 2017-06-06

Australia / Northern Territory Domestic violence leave growing among Northern Territory businesses [ABC] 2017-06-05

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador The St. John’s Status of Women Council Implements Domestic Violence Leave Policy [NLFL] 2017-06-05

UK Up To 10 Million Insecure UK Workers [GMB] 2017-06-05

Hong Kong ‘Little progress since Erwiana’: activists slam lack of government action over poor sleeping conditions for domestic workers [The South China Morning Post] 2017-06-04

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador NLTA Could Use More Women in Charge: Dinn [VOCM] 2017-06-04

Canada / Ontario Times Change: A Women's Employment Collective [Our Times] 2017-06-04

Middle East / Ghana Reports of ill-treatment of domestic workers leads Ghana to ban on workers moving to Gulf countries [Middle East Monitor] 2017-06-03

China / USA Firm that makes shoes for Ivanka Trump denies missing worker activists' claims [Guardian ] 2017-06-03

China / USA Silencing worker activists. Is China offering Ivanka Trump unseemly favors? [Washington Post] 2017-06-03

China Interview with Dr Eileen Yuk-ha Tsang, an researcher of sex workers in China [HKCTU] 2017-06-02

UK NUJ joins boycott of Project Diamond - broadcasters have so far refused to publish equality monitoring data [NUJ] 2017-06-02

UK / Northern Ireland Belfast City Councillors back shopworkers and vote overwhelmingly not to change Sunday trading rules [USDAW] 2017-06-02

Australia 11 hour days and paid in sunglasses: The dark underbelly of the modelling world [] 2017-06-01

UK / Scotland Bonuses joy for women workers as council loses appeal in equal pay dispute [Daily Record] 2017-06-01

USA House of Cards is one of Netflix's biggest shows, but one of its stars is still not getting an equal share of the deck. [CNN] 2017-06-01

USA Robin Wright Still Isn't Receiving Equal Pay For House Of Cards [Huffington Post] 2017-06-01

USA How Employers Can Still Pay Women Less Than Men [BuzzFeed] 2017-06-01

USA / Louisiana Working women in New Orleans protest for equal pay [WDSU] 2017-06-01

China / USA China Labor Watch calls on Ivanka Trump to press for release of detained activist [AFP] 2017-06-01

China / USA Activist probing factories making Ivanka Trump shoes in China arrested: group [Reuters] 2017-06-01

China / USA Activist who worked undercover in Chinese factory making Ivanou Trump shoes arrested [ NYT] 2017-06-01

China Pregnant woman takes employer to arbitration for unfair dismissal [China Labour Bulletin] 2017-06-01

Hong Kong Worker fired after making sex harassment claim [Human Resources] 2017-06-01

UK The choice for pensioners at the election [GMB] 2017-06-01

Iran HRW Says Iranian Women Underrepresented In Workplace, Face Discrimination [RFE/Radio Liberty] 2017-06-01

UK Maternity Matters is the NUT’s guide to teachers’ maternity rights [NUT] 2017-05-31

India Higher women share in labour force to lift India's growth rate: World Bank [Reuters] 2017-05-30

UK / Scotland Female council workers secure multi-million pound victory after long-running equal pay dispute [The Herald] 2017-05-30

Iran Iran – one of the world’s worst countries for workers [Democracy Digest] For more info 2017-05-27

South Africa / Limpopo Top Limpopo official up for sexual harassment [The Voice] 2017-05-26

USA The Raise the Wage Act Would Be Major Boost for Workers and Families, Businesses and Our Economy [Nat'l Partnership] 2017-05-26

UK Equality Monitoring of Members [NUT] 2017-05-26

Australia / Victoria Hospitality Workers Are Uniting To Fight Sexual Harassment [Junkee ] 2017-05-26

Egypt Empowering Egyptian women by turning homes into factories [Al-Monitor] 2017-05-25

Saudi Arabia Why Saudi Women Are Literally Living ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ [NYT] 2017-05-25