Working Women's News
From Around the World

Updated: Thursday 21 February 2019, 13:42:49

France / Europe The future of labour is female [Equal Times] 2019-02-20

UK GMB opposes Asda-Sainsbury's merger after CMA findings [GMB] 2019-02-20

UK Unite launches construction period dignity campaign [BWI] 2019-02-19

UK Migration to Universal Credit should be halted to protect claimants says Usdaw [USDAW] 2019-02-19

Global Sexual harassment endemic for female workers in garment industry, study finds [Guardian] 2019-02-18

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UK Make bosses liable for sexual harassment against staff [UNISON] 2019-02-17

Kenya Two arrested over attack on Mama Lucy nurses [Daily Nation] 2019-02-17

UK Every victory for our union is a victory for our women members [UNISON] 2019-02-16

New Zealand PSA women make the case for stronger equal pay law [PSA-Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi] 2019-02-15

Australia / Victoria Exploitation and abuse of female doctors maybe getting worse [Sydney Morning Herald] 2019-02-15

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Kenya Resume work or face contempt charges, CS Kariuki tells nurses [Daily Nation] 2019-02-15

UK Children's school strike against climate change hits 50 schools [Morning Dtar] 2019-02-15

UK Analysis shows civil service pay well below rest of public sector [PCS] 2019-02-15

UK HCPC decision to increase fees is ‘hugely disappointing’ [Unison] 2019-02-15

Bangladesh Bangladesh Garment Employers Retailate Against Workers [Solidarity Center] For more info 2019-02-14

New Zealand Midwives protest descends on Parliament [Maori Television] 2019-02-14

Nigeria Ogoni widows testify at the Hagueover Shell's alleged complicity in killings [The Guardian] 2019-02-13

New Zealand Midwives withdraw Nelson-Malborough strike [MERAS] 2019-02-13

Indonesia / Malaysia Mother of Indonesian maid tortured to death in Malaysia calls for justice [ST] 2019-02-13

India Combating Sexual Harassment in the Garment Industry [HRW] 2019-02-13

New Zealand Strike decision not taken lightly [Otago Daily Times] 2019-02-13

Ireland Strikes set to resume as nurses push back on deal [Irish Examiner] 2019-02-13

USA Fight Attendants union president calls for general strike if Trump shuts down government on Saturday [Gritpost] 2019-02-13

Kenya Resume work now, Uhuru Kenyatta orders striking nurses [Daily Nation] 2019-02-13

Ireland Latest: Nurses call off strike action; Labour Court recommendations include significant changes to salary scale [Irish Examiner] 2019-02-12

Ireland Recruitment and retention strike suspended [INMO] 2019-02-12

UK Sainsbury's and Asda merger inquiry extended - listen to workers' concerns over jobs [USDAW] 2019-02-12

UK Universal credit to blame for soaring food bank use, government admits after years of denial [Independent] 2019-02-12

UK Man wins fit-for-work appeal seven months after his death [The Guardian] 2019-02-12

Global Where do Apparel Companies Stand on Women Workers? [Human Rights Watch] 2019-02-12

Ireland / Europe Pay gap between men and women in research and development highest in Europe [Irish Times] 2019-02-11

New Zealand DHB admin workers turn out in record numbers to stop work meetings [PSA-Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi] 2019-02-11

India #MeToo in India: The women left behind [BBC] 2019-02-10

UK / Scotland Gender pay gap hits Scottish part-time workers hard [The Scotsman] 2019-02-10

UK Rolls-Royce to give out free sanitary products to its workers [Live] 2019-02-10

Japan Gov't under fire for watered-down sexual harassment countermeasures [Today] 2019-02-10

UK Home Office urged to release leftwing extremism report [The Guardian] 2019-02-10

UK / Wales 20% fired after public sector sexual harassment claims [BBC] 2019-02-09

UK Nurses call for prostitution to be decriminalised in the UK in bid to improve sex workers’ safety and health [The Sun] 2019-02-09

USA Why paid family leave is about more than taking care of babies [Market Watch] 2019-02-09

UK 20% fired after public sector sexual harassment claims [BBC] 2019-02-09

Philippines The 105-day maternity leave ‘law’ [The Standard] 2019-02-09

UK Time to Talk Day 2019: Usdaw survey reveals financial worries impact the mental health of 63% of workers [USDAW] 2019-02-08

UK No one should have to borrow just to make ends meet - so why are debt levels at a record high? [TUC] 2019-02-08

UK Nearly a million more young adults now live with parents – study [The Guardian] 2019-02-08

India / Nagaland Domestic workers’ org. receives recognition [The Mirror] 2019-02-08

New Zealand Union feeling positive after facilitation today [MERAS] 2019-02-07

UK / Scotland ‘We won’ – Glasgow women celebrate equal pay [UNISON] 2019-02-07

UK Radical change needed at Amnesty International after new report reveals ‘toxic’ work culture [Unite the union] 2019-02-07

Ireland Nurses on strike: 'You can't go home after your shift and feel you've done a good job' [The Journal] 2019-02-07

Australia Workplace sexism's effects on women's mental health and job satisfaction [] 2019-02-06

Bangladesh Why 50,000 Garment Workers in Bangladesh Went on Strike [In These Times] 2019-02-06

Kenya Nurses strike [Kenyan National Union of Nurses] 2019-02-06

Bangladesh Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers jobless after protest [The News] 2019-02-05

UK Government 'dithering' on pension reforms could cost low earners thousands [TUC] 2019-02-05

UK Protection of shopworkers attracts cross-party support at the committee stage of the Offensive Weapons Bill [USDAW] 2019-02-05

UK / England Ballots of low-paid health and care workers in North-west vote for action over pay [Unison] 2019-02-05

UK FBU responds to recent media reports regarding recruitment processes [FBU] 2019-02-05

Ireland Nurses strike: Taoiseach rejects call for review of pay claim [Irish Times] 2019-02-04

Ireland Nurses announce 2 further strike dates to the five already planned [The Journal] 2019-02-04

Ukraine Physical assaults against female journalists rise by 50% in 2018 [EFJ] 2019-02-04

India ‘Invisible’ home garment workers exploited by fashion brands [The Times] 2019-02-03

UK GMB hits back at City claim that ASDA-Sainsbury merger could absorb store sell off [GMB] 2019-02-02

India Major western brands pay Indian garment workers 11p an hour [The Guardian] 2019-02-02

Indonesia Empowered Domestic Workers [Tempo] 2019-02-02

Iran Labor Activist Parvin Mohammadi Transferred To Kachoui Prison [NCRI] ActNOW! 2019-02-02

UK The spycops scandal shows the state is not neutral [Morning Star] 2019-02-01

Ireland Dundalk Nurse: 'I can't believe we're out here picketing for the same reason 20 years later [Dundalk Democrat] 2019-01-31

UK / England Honour and a privilege to stand with the Birmingham homecare workers [UNISON] 2019-01-31

UK / Scotland Post WW1 strike over working hours sparked revolution fears [BBC] 2019-01-31

Europe Time to improve gender balance on company boards [ETUC] 2019-01-31

Bangladesh Thousands sacked over garment industry protest [The Star-Tribune] 2019-01-31

USA Unionizing Weed Workers Are Reigniting the Labor Movement [VICE] 2019-01-31

UK Huge win for Asda members at Court of Appeal [GMB] 2019-01-31

UK Appeal court backs lower-paid store staff in claim that could cost supermarkets £8bn [Guardian] 2019-01-31

UK Equal pay: Asda loses appeal in court case [BBC] 2019-01-31

India Informal Sector Workers’ to Protest in Delhi on Budget Day [Newsclick] 2019-01-31

Vietnam Taiwanese firm in Vietnam sacks 10,000 workers before Lunar New Year [The Express] 2019-01-31

USA 'That income is gone': shutdown pain lingers for unpaid contract workers [The Guardian] 2019-01-31

Australia Thales Workers Win Ten Days Paid Domestic Violence Leave [Mirage] 2019-01-31

Australia Thales EBA signals huge step forward for Family and Domestic Violence Leave [ACTU] 2019-01-31

Morocco Women Farm Workers in Morocco Gain Equal Voice at Work [Solidarity Center] For more info 2019-01-31

UK Homecare workers paid less than the minimum wage [UNISON] 2019-01-30

UK / England End threats to pay and hours for Birmingham care workers now [UNISON] 2019-01-30

India Delhi Chalo Agitation: Women government workers demand labour act implementation [The Times] 2019-01-30

Australia Employers warned over privacy breaches when staff take domestic violence leave [The Times] 2019-01-30

UK Women in Leadership programme 2019 [TUC] 2019-01-30

New Zealand Midwives union issues strike notice as pay dispute rolls on [Radio New Zealand] 2019-01-30

UK 'Staff at Tesco are shocked and dismayed by the scale of yet another round of potential job losses' [USDAW] 2019-01-29

USA / California Marriott Sued by Housekeeper Over Guest Sexual Misconduct [Bloomberg] 2019-01-29

USA Just 9.1% of America's construction workers are women—here's what it's like to be one of them [NBC] 2019-01-29

UK Care workers forced to cut short home visits or be left out of pocket [The Guardian] 2019-01-29

UK Dignity at Work campaign launched by union BECTU to challenge harassment and bullying [The Stage] 2019-01-29

UK Usdaw statement on media speculation about Tesco job losses [USDAW] 2019-01-28

Canada / British Columbia Farmworkers Vigil honours three women killed in horrific work accident [BCFed] 2019-01-28

Canada UFCW activists attend Women’s Marches across Canada [UFCW] 2019-01-28

New Zealand Hospital midwives ready to strike for second time [Fairfax Media] 2019-01-27

USA Flight Attendants Union President calls for labour movement activists to conduct a general strike to end government shutdown [Hinterland Gazette] 2019-01-25

Global IUF and Meliá agreement on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, a first in the global hospitality sector [IUF] 2019-01-25

Canada Women earn $20K per year less than men in Canadian tech jobs: study [CTV] 2019-01-24