Working Women's News
From Around the World

Updated: Tuesday 31 May 2016, 02:03:50

Australia Senator claims domestic violence a ‘perverse disincentive’ for hiring women. Really? [Women's Agenda] 2016-05-30

Australia / Western Australia May Holman: Western Australia's forgotten political star remembered in new biography [ABC] 2016-05-30

Global Amnesty International publishes policy and research on protection of sex workers’ rights [Amnesty] 2016-05-30

UK 10 top Brexiteers explain why they’re a danger to our rights at work [ToUChstone] 2016-05-30

Ireland / USA Festival for Cork native known as the ‘most dangerous woman in America' [Irish Examiner] 2016-05-30

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Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Through a Gender Lens The 2016–2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Budget’s Impacts On Women [NLFL] 2016-05-29

Australia Cash comments expose Turnbull Government’s anti-women agenda [CPSU] 2016-05-28

Canada New world order for working women [The Guardian] 2016-05-28

Barbados Domestic abuse impact worrying [The Advocate] 2016-05-28

UK University lecturers stage walkout in fight for equal gender pay and fair contract [Education International] 2016-05-27

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India / Karnataka Garment workers Face Charges for Defending our Pension [tnlabour] 2016-05-26

Canada / British Columbia Left behind during maternity leave: Government clawbacks [Rank and File] 2016-05-26

Global IndustriALL women stand by quota demand [IndustriALL] 2016-05-25

UK If the NHS bursary goes, it will put the future of our health service at risk [UNISON] 2016-05-25

Canada But of Course You Get Less in Retirement. You’re a Woman [USW] 2016-05-24

Asia Dear Anne, José and Natalia, Dear Charles, Eduardo and Natalia, Dear Thierry, Eduardo and Natalia, Please find here a web article for translation into French, Spanish and Russian. The word count is as follows: Article - 000 words. As always, please con [IndustriALL] 2016-05-24

UK / England Strikers in Saris: A mural remembers the women who shook Britain in 1976 [Scroll] 2016-05-22

India Everyday issues faced by female labourers have traditionally been ignored. Do they need trade unions of their own? [The Hindu] 2016-05-22

Canada / Manitoba Precarious public sector has serious consequences for women [The Free Press] 2016-05-21

Bangladesh Court lays murder charges in Rana Plaza disaster [HEU] 2016-05-21

India / Delhi Good news for women employees, govt to enhance maternity leave to 26 weeks soon [Financial Express] 2016-05-20

UK Home-working up by a fifth over the last decade, TUC analysis reveals [TUC] 2016-05-20

Australia Australian Hearing seeks White Ribbon but denies enforceable DV leave [CPSU] 2016-05-19

UK Wage losses may never be restored under current approach, says TUC [TUC] 2016-05-18

Canada Building Trades Unions and Build Together pleased to support Bill C-243 [Building Trades] 2016-05-18

New Zealand Blog: Breaking through the silence-Annie Newman [E tu union] 2016-05-17

Australia 11 Reasons Hairdressers Deserve A Union [BuzzFeed] 2016-05-17

India / Andhra Pradesh AP CM to visit Brandix apparel city later this month [The Hindu] 2016-05-17

UK Government must act on cross-party proposals to give more workers decent pensions, says TUC [TUC] 2016-05-15

Taiwan China Airlines flight attendants rally to escape 'enslavement [China Post] 2016-05-14

Australia / Victoria Childcare educators launch election campaign with march through Melb for equal pay [United Voice Victoria] 2016-05-14

Canada Government and union reach $45M pay-equity deal [The Citizen] 2016-05-14

Canada Victory! PSAC and Statistical Survey Operations (SSO) reach pay equity settlement [PSAC] 2016-05-14

Global Sex worker unions are reforming their industry [The Conversation] 2016-05-13

Japan PM Abe lays the groundwork for domestic workers from overseas [Nikkei] 2016-05-13

USA Union Raises Pay-Gap Issues at New York Times [WSJ] 2016-05-13

Global Gender pay gap explained by children and choice of field, study finds [Science] 2016-05-13

USA The Gender Wage Gap In 25 Popular Jobs [Forbes] 2016-05-13

USA Hollywood Unions See Gender Pay Gap In 2015 Exec Salaries – Top 50 Chart [Deadline] 2016-05-13

USA New York Times Pays Minorities and Women Less, Union Finds [Bloomberg] 2016-05-13

New Zealand Female public servants in New Zealand ‘working for free’ until July, due to pay gap [Global Government Forum] 2016-05-13

Kuwait 30 housewives, ’employer’ get jail over labor fraud – Massive social security violations exposed [Kuwait Times] 2016-05-13

Saudi Arabia / Cambodia From one Kingdom to another: Maids suffer in Saudi Arabia [Phnom Penh Post] 2016-05-13

Australia / New South Wales This Prison Teacher Is About To Be Fired After 20 Years Working With Inmates [BuzzFeed] 2016-05-13

Lesotho Nurse shortage hits health centres [Lesotho Times] 2016-05-13

Australia / Queensland Life-saving legislation made law tonight [QNU] 2016-05-13

Australia We’re celebrating International Nurses Day 2016 [ANMF] 2016-05-12

Palestine Strong Unions need Strong Women: [MUA] 2016-05-12

India New SEWA publication highlights women workers organizing [IUF] 2016-05-12

UK NAO report shows too many people still being paid less than the minimum wage, says TUC [TUC] 2016-05-12

Hong Kong Why domestic workers should be allowed to live out [ejinsight] 2016-05-12

USA / California Domestic Workers in California Anxiously Eye Expiration Date on Bill of Rights [] 2016-05-12

USA Breastfeeding pilots claim airline's policies are discriminatory [Chicago Tribune] 2016-05-12

Australia On International Nurses Day an Australian nurse writes about the weirdest parts of her job [] 2016-05-12

Nepal Call for safe workplaces for nurses on International Nurses Day [Republica] 2016-05-12

India / Tamil Nadu Concern over minimum wages for garment workers [Financial Express] 2016-05-12

India General Motors India provides their women employees with SAFER safety device [Motoroids] 2016-05-12

Canada CBC union’s statement on sexual harassment [The Star] 2016-05-12

USA / Connecticut Where I stand - Speaking out to protect workers in our hospitals [Medium] For more info 2016-05-12

India / Odisha SCB student nurses strike [The New Indian Express] 2016-05-12

Hong Kong Couple sued for sacking pregnant domestic helper [ejinsight] 2016-05-11

India / Haryana Journalist dies in suspicious circumstances [IFJ] 2016-05-11

Cambodia The Hellish Commute of the Women Who Make Your Clothes [VICE] 2016-05-11

India Female Journalists, Called 'Presstitutes', Face Extreme Harassment in India [VICE] 2016-05-11

New Zealand Open the door for equal pay [PSA] 2016-05-11

New Zealand Nurses, a force for change-International Nurses Day [NZNO] 2016-05-11

Morocco Parliament to Authorize Working Age of Maids at 16 Years [Morocco World News] 2016-05-11

Saudi Arabia / Somalia Domestic workers from Somalia to be sent to Saudi Arabia [Horseed Media] 2016-05-11

Australia / Victoria Women supporting families to be hit by loss of 80 jobs as Sunshine factory plans move to China [Brimbank Leader] 2016-05-10

India / Andhra Pradesh Poor kin spend fortune for secure dead maid from Saudi Arabia [New Indian Express] 2016-05-10

Australia Six Months Paid Parental Leave a Target for Mother’s Day [Unions NSW] 2016-05-09

Australia Opposition Policy on Paid Parental Leave a Great Mother’s Day Gift [ANMF] 2016-05-09

Canada / Ontario Supporters of maternity leave rallied on Mother's Day after new mom fired from Ryerson Students' Union [CUPE] 2016-05-09

India / Saudi Arabia / Andhra Pradesh Indian woman working as maid tortured to death by Saudi employer [Zee News] 2016-05-09

Palestine PGFTU Expands Role of Women [Solidarity Center] For more info 2016-05-08

Lebanon Migrant domestic workers march in Beirut in protest against human rights abuses [IB Times] 2016-05-08

India / Kerala Technopark employees seek justice for rape victim [The Hindu] 2016-05-08

India / Telangana Telangana to Allow Women in Retail Sector to Work After 10 p.m. [New Indian Express] 2016-05-07

Philippines / Korea Ecozone workers occupy factory [PM] For more info Image 2016-05-06

Hong Kong Pregnant, jobless, homeless: Regulations set traps for Hong Kong’s migrant workers [HK Free Press] 2016-05-06

Hong Kong Domestic workers demand limit to working hours and improved wages [HK Free Press] 2016-05-06

India Stand with Workers who stood for us in restoring our right over PF [tnlabour] 2016-05-05

India / Madhya Pradesh CM announces 33% quota for women in govt jobs [TOI] 2016-05-05

India / Andhra Pradesh Woman worker dies of sunstroke [The Hindu] 2016-05-05

India / Andhra Pradesh ‘Brandixing’ for championing rights of workers [The Hindu] 2016-05-05

New Zealand Midwives call for more recognition [Newshub] 2016-05-05

New Zealand Celebrating midwives on 5th May [NZNO] 2016-05-05

Uganda Mothers and newborns: the heart of midwifery [Daily Monitor] 2016-05-05

Canada / Ontario Mother's Day Rally in Support of Maternity Leave After New Mom Fired From Ryerson Students' Union [MG] 2016-05-04

UK Universal Credit is a ticking time bomb for many low-paid working families, says Usdaw [Usdaw] 2016-05-04

Kenya Nandi Governor threatens to sack 400 nurses as strike enters second month [The Star] 2016-05-03

Iran Female Teachers protest in Iran capital demanding job security [NCRI] 2016-05-03

India / Andhra Pradesh Left parties demand action against Brandix [The Hindu] 2016-05-03

India / Madhya Pradesh 42,000 domestic maid has been registered with labour office [TOI] 2016-05-03

India the price of your cup of tea [IUF] 2016-05-03

UK Performance management ‘divisive and unfair’ [PCS] 2016-05-03

Canada / New Brunswick Miramichi women's shelter workers ponder strike [CBC] 2016-05-03

Australia Budget must restore billions cut from public health [ANMF] 2016-05-02

India / Karnataka May Day: garment workers’ issues dominate programmes [The Hindu] 2016-05-02

India / Karnataka Fearing firm's wrath, they stay away from union [TOI] 2016-05-02