Working Women's News
From Around the World

Updated: Tuesday 21 August 2018, 17:33:44

USA / New York Inside Sex Workers’ Fight for the Next Ocasio-Cortez: ‘There’s an Awakening Happening’ [The Daily Beast] 2018-08-21

New Zealand New Zealander of the Year, Kristine Bartlett 'ropeable' by labour law campaign [Fairfax media] 2018-08-20

UK 'No-frills' lifestyle out of reach of parents on minimum wage – study [The Guardian] 2018-08-20

Canada Travellers should welcome unionization at WestJet [CBC] 2018-08-20

India ILO Wage Report Paints a Sorry Picture of Economic Inequalities [The Wire] 2018-08-20

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India / West Bengal Tea wage hike call [The Telegraph] 2018-08-19

USA / Washington For Women, by Women: A Sisterhood of Carpenters Builds Tiny Houses for the Homeless [Yes!] 2018-08-18

India / Tamil Nadu ‘Attempts to draw wedge within trade unions’ [The Hindu] 2018-08-18

India / Telangana Speedy justice eludes kin of civic workers killed in the line of duty [The Hindu] 2018-08-18

Pakistan Activists demand occupational safety measures at workplaces [The News] 2018-08-18

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Bangladesh But are the women garment workers of Bangladesh ‘thriving’? [GroundXero] 2018-08-18

Australia O’Dwyer abandons women’s super in report response [ACTU] 2018-08-18

New Zealand New Zealander of the year Kristine Bartlett left 'ropeable' by labour law campaign [Stuff] 2018-08-17

South Africa Female execs in SA still underrepresented, underpaid - report [Fin24] 2018-08-17

New Zealand New law brings paid leave for victims of domestic violence [IUF] 2018-08-16

UK UNISON and National Police Chiefs’ Council to tackle worrying levels of sexual harassment [UNISON] 2018-08-16

New Zealand New law brings paid leave for victims of domestic violence [IUF] 2018-08-16

UK Further Homebase store closures - Usdaw urges Hilco to treat the staff with dignity and fairness [USDAW] For more info 2018-08-15

Canada / Ontario Health Centre, Unifor Reach Tentative Agreement [TBNewswatch] 2018-08-15

New Zealand Average gender pay imbalance increasing [NZCTU] 2018-08-15

New Zealand CTU celebrates settlement for education support workers – CTU [The Daily Blog] 2018-08-15

Europe ILO report: Big difference in view of working women between Nordics and Eastern Europe [The Nordic Labour Journal] 2018-08-15

New Zealand Retail sector a prime opportunity to close gender pay gap [FIRST Union] 2018-08-15

South Africa Engineering body CEO commits to diversity training over 'antagonistic' column [Fin24] 2018-08-14

South Africa 'I took on my abusive boss and won' [BBC] 2018-08-14

India / Kerala Reed workers stage sit-in [The Hindu] 2018-08-14

New Zealand Ministry of Education worker tears up over pay equity deal - 'It's beyond wonderful' [TVNZ] 2018-08-14

Canada / Alberta Eleven prison staff fired, suspended or quit as Edmonton Institution conducts misconduct investigation [The Journal] 2018-08-14

Africa Union Leaders Mobilize on Gender-Based Violence at Work [Solidarity Center] For more info 2018-08-14

New Zealand If you think hospitality workers are unskilled then why don't you make your own fucking barista level coffee? [Chloe Ann King] 2018-08-13

Samoa Samoan nurse charged with manslaughter over vaccine death [Radio New Zealand International] 2018-08-13

UK High street job losses mount with Homebase next in line for closures [Guardian] 2018-08-13

USA / Minnesota Minnesota program helps women, minorities get job training [The Star-Tribune] 2018-08-13

USA ‘You’re mostly isolated and alone.’ Why some domestic workers are vulnerable to exploitation [PBS] 2018-08-13

New Zealand ‘Our children need us’ – schools urge pay equity for teacher aides, who work with high-needs and vulnerable students [TVNZ] 2018-08-13

Canada / Ontario Equal Pay for Equal Work language among gains in new Gumpert’s contract [UFCW] 2018-08-13

New Zealand Woman who miscarried stunned to find she was not entitled to bereavement leave [Fairfax] 2018-08-13

Canada Liberals move to give survivors of domestic violence paid leave [CBC] 2018-08-12

Bermuda Safe spaces for youth and women must be a priority [The Royal Gazette] 2018-08-12

Pakistan Harassment cases in colleges continue to be buried [The News] 2018-08-12

UK Sports Direct must engage with Usdaw to help protect House of Fraser staff through the transfer process [USDAW] 2018-08-11

UK Universal Credit is creating chaos in family finances [UNISON] 2018-08-11

UK Job fears as Sports Direct buys House of Fraser, warns Unite [Unite the union] 2018-08-11

Netherlands Women in Amsterdam’s red-light district say safety for worldwide sex workers lies in legalization, normalization [The Globe and Mail] 2018-08-11

Bermuda Safe spaces for youth and women must be a priority - BPSU [The Royal Gazette] 2018-08-11

India Northern railway women workers demand change in uniform, say no changing room at stations [The Express] 2018-08-11

Hong Kong Online blacklist of rogue Hong Kong job agencies to help domestic workers [The South China Morning Post] 2018-08-11

India Northern rly women workers demand change in uniform [The Herald] 2018-08-10

India Sex workers angry about anti-trafficking law they say exposes them to harassment [The South China Morning Post] 2018-08-10

Jordan Syrian women face heat, harassment while picking Jordan's crops [al-Monitor] 2018-08-10

South Africa 4 extremely brave South African women we will always remember [Briefly] 2018-08-10

Kenya Why flower farms are no bed of roses [The Standard] 2018-08-10

South Africa Gender-based violence is capitalism’s fault: Numsa [TimesLive] 2018-08-10

USA / USA / California Stop Attacks On SFSU Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, Palestinian Students & SFSU Education Program-SF Labor Backs Fight [LVP] For more info 2018-08-09

UK Spycops probe chair Mitting has 'sunk to new depths' [Morning Star] 2018-08-09

UK Modern slavery prosecutions rise by a quarter amid criticism of government crackdown [Independent] 2018-08-09

South Africa Sex worker activist continues fight for decriminalisation [The Citizen] 2018-08-09

South Africa We speak to award-winning sex worker activist Dudu Dlamini [The Independent] 2018-08-09

UK Civil service unions jointly issue legal proceedings over pay [PCS] 2018-08-09

UK Unite statement on Sainsbury’s talks [Unite the union] 2018-08-09

UK Austerity kills: this week’s figures show its devastating toll [Guardian] 2018-08-09

UK / Europe Brexit and your rights at work – why you should be worried [TUC] 2018-08-09

Global / Global Facts and Fiction About Women Seafarers [seafarertimes.com] For more info 2018-08-08

Global / Global More women needed in maritime sector [New Straits Times] For more info 2018-08-08

South Africa Women engineers speak out: From no female toilets to being mistaken for a secretary [Fin24] 2018-08-08

South Africa SAFTU celebrates women’s day and says No to gender-based violence [SAFTU] 2018-08-08

Canada / Ontario Union planning on disrupting service at Port Arthur Health Centre [TBNewsWatch] ActNOW! 2018-08-08

India Domestic Workers’ Movement Gains Momentum [Newsclick] 2018-08-08

Caribbean Key outcomes from the 2018 Caribbean sub-regional women’s committee (SUBWOC) meeting [PSI] 2018-08-08

UK More than 1,000 jobs at risk as new Homebase owner axes stores [Sky news] 2018-08-08

Argentina Sex workers are fighting for legal abortion and the right to work [Dazed] 2018-08-07

India / Andhra Pradesh Hundreds of mid-day meal workers taken into custody after privatisation protest [The Hindu] 2018-08-07

Japan #WithYou: How women journalists in Japan are fighting harassment [CRJ] 2018-08-07

Middle East The Perils of Housecleaning Abroad [The Times] 2018-08-06

UK House of Fraser needs £50m to avoid it going into administration after rescue deal falls through [USDAW] 2018-08-05

UK ONS data on civil service reveals stark figures on gender pay gap and recruitment [PCS] 2018-08-05

Global / Global ILO: Women still less likely to be active in the labour market than men in most of the world [ILO] For more info 2018-08-05

UK / England Cleaners to strike in first action by UK’s low-paid ‘army’ [Guardian] 2018-08-05

Tanzania Kidnap and robbery couldn’t stop this female truck driver [The Citizen] 2018-08-05

USA Sheet Metal Local 16 members elect first-ever female business agent [NWLaborPress] 2018-08-04

Nigeria How to deal with gender issues at workplaces —Komolafe [Vanguard] 2018-08-04

USA / California Hotel housekeepers call for panic buttons amid sexual harassment [The Guardian] 2018-08-04

Korea (South) After 12 Years of Protests, Women Workers Get ‘Dream Jobs’ Back [Labour Notes] 2018-08-03

Sri Lanka Women are quitting their jobs due to low wages and other factors [La Croix] 2018-08-03

Canada / Ontario Port Arthur Health Centre refuses to return to negotiation [Unifor] ActNOW! 2018-08-03

Jordan Forum for job creation, sustainable growth, women empowerment [Devdicourse] 2018-08-03

Australia Women of print say #Me Too [ProPrint] 2018-08-03

India / Chhattisgarh Health Coordinator Union on indefinite strike [The Hitavada] 2018-08-03

Hong Kong ‘Beaten black and blue’: Domestic workers still face abuse, wage theft and cramped living [The Free Press] 2018-08-03

Kuwait New labor recruitment agreements with four Asian countries after Eid break [The Times] 2018-08-03

Australia Catch up to New Zealand on paid FDV leave [ACTU] 2018-08-03

Nepal Women in agriculture [The Post] 2018-08-02

USA / Colorado Workers’ rights, women’s rights need not clash [CO Politics] 2018-08-02

South Africa NUMSA supports the #TotalShutdown [NUMSA] 2018-08-02

UK Usdaw extremely concerned by police advising shopworkers to arrest thieves [USDAW] 2018-08-01

Barbados Pilot study on gender–based violence in the Public Sector [PSI] 2018-08-01

USA Union workers in Long Beach collect enough signatures to qualify hotel 'panic button' proposal for ballot [The Times] 2018-08-01

USA / Oregon NECA/IBEW Local 48’s training center shows increase of women and minority students looking for new job opportunities in electrical field [Biz Journal] 2018-08-01

Canada Be a part of CUPE’s fight for pay equity [CUPE] 2018-08-01

Brazil / Latin America Brazilian indigenous women’s leader, Leonice Tupari: “We not only want to be represented, we want to be heard” [Equal Times] 2018-07-31