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Ireland NUI Galway appoints chairperson for gender equality task force [RTÉ] 2015-01-30

Jordan Nurse Union may form own political party to get voice heard [Jordan Times] 2015-01-29

Russia Женщина-капитан в Приморье столкнулась с гендерной дискриминацией [КТР] 2015-01-29

Lebanon Because they're employees, not servants: domestic workers in Lebanon establish unprecedented labor union [Albawaba] 2015-01-29

UK Pregnant workers in UK harassed [Radio Labour] 2015-01-29

Ireland Teachers’ group calls for equality review at NUI Galway [] 2015-01-29

Lebanon Unions denounce labor minister's 'backwards' maid protection proposal [The Daily Star] 2015-01-28

UK Over 2,000 dedicated Tesco staff are devastated to hear that their store is set to close, says Usdaw [Usdaw] 2015-01-28

USA Women need more from the president on equal pay [Al Jazeera America] 2015-01-27

Iran Women’s issues chief calls for gender equality in law [Radio Zamaneh] 2015-01-27

Lebanon Labor Ministry rejects maids union proposal [Lebanon Daily Star] 2015-01-27

Lebanon Migrant domestic workers hope for union to end abuse [AFP] 2015-01-27

Australia / Tasmania Escalating violence threatens nurses at Hobart hospital: Nurse Union [Hobart Mercury] 2015-01-27

China Marginalized and stigmatized - China's transgender sex workers [DW] 2015-01-27

Indonesia Anis Hidayah: A human rights warrior, walking a lonely path [JP] 2015-01-27

Australia NUW planning for IWD 2015 [NUW] 2015-01-27

Canada / Saskatchewan YWCA prepares to launch Trade Journey pilot program [UA] 2015-01-27

Lebanon Female engineers in Lebanon push the glass ceiling [Al Mo nitor] 2015-01-26

Lebanon Migrant Domestic Workers Hope for Union to End Abuse [Naharnet] 2015-01-26

Cambodia Unionising masseuses to protest alleged firing [The Post] 2015-01-26

Lebanon A first for Arab world: Migrant workers to form labour union in Lebanon [Middle East Online] 2015-01-26

UK Violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers is still a big problem says Usdaw [Usdaw] 2015-01-25

Canada / British Columbia Labour Is Now Led by Women, and They've Got Plans [The Tyee] 2015-01-24

India Government neglecting woman workers: Writer Vakkunda [The Times] 2015-01-24

Ireland Congress names Patricia King as general secretary-designate [ICTU] 2015-01-23

Hong Kong / China Teacher Union and Equal Opportunity Commission survey on sexual harassment among school students [HK Standard] 2015-01-23

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Maternity ward bullying: ACT Government refuses to release staff culture surveys [ABC] 2015-01-22

Australia / New South Wales Nurses union campaign for ratios, care hours continues [Bega District News] 2015-01-22

Australia Commentary: Bloomberg Has Decided Women Matter — When Will Others Follow? [JG] 2015-01-22

Hong Kong / Indonesia Unpaid slave claim as trial ends [HK Standard] 2015-01-21

USA / New York Taxi drivers unite to stop Uber [ITF Global Union] 2015-01-21

China Contractor’s teenage daughter falls to her death in wage arrears protest [China Labour Bulletin] 2015-01-21

Australia / Queensland State Library of Queensland lewd photos appeal set for April [Fairfax Media] 2015-01-21

Hong Kong / Indonesia Closing arguments begin in maid abuse case [RTHK] 2015-01-20

New Zealand Where next for equal pay? [Stuff] 2015-01-20

Canada / Saskatchewan Health care's 'hidden army' short staffed [The Leader-Post] 2015-01-20

China Increase protections for Transgender Female Sex Workers [Asia Catalyst] 2015-01-18

Spain Informe sobre el Encuentro Estatal de Mujeres de CGT enero 2015 [CGT] 2015-01-18

Nepal GSG Women Regional Committee formed in Tripali [GEFONT] 2015-01-18

Canada / Quebec La FTQ-Construction agit pour mieux intégrer les femmes [FTQ] 2015-01-18

Canada / Ontario International Women’s Day 2015 – Order Posters & Pins by Feb. 10 [OFL] 2015-01-18

Canada Up for Debate challenges political leaders to address women’s rights [UFCW] 2015-01-18

Canada La campagne Place au Débat a pour but d’inciter les chefs politiques à s’attaquer à la question des droits des femmes [TUAC] 2015-01-18

Turkey / Global Maltepe direnişi için enternasyonal dayanışma [ETHA] ActNOW! 2015-01-18

Cambodia Vigorous garment worker rights campaign helped Beer Girls win better work conditions [Phnom Penh Post] 2015-01-17

UK / England Hospital sex attacks investigated [The Courrier] 2015-01-17

Pakistan Informal sector’s women workers demand rights [Labour Watch] 2015-01-17

Pakistan AJK lady health workers to be regularised [Labour Watch] 2015-01-17

Bangladesh VIDEO: Challenges and wins for Bangladesh factory safety inspections [IndustriALL Global Union] 2015-01-16

Pakistan Informal women workers: Govt urged to legislate, implement UN conventions [Tribune] 2015-01-16

UK 'Simply not enough women' says Lords committee report on broadcasting and current affairs [NUJ] 2015-01-16

USA / New York Stalemate over women's rights bills in Legislature may end [Times Union] 2015-01-16

USA / Illinois Union decries violence at all-women prison [Pantagraph] 2015-01-16

Australia Telstra's introduction of domestic violence leave welcomed by ACTU [ABC] 2015-01-15

Haiti Five years after the earthquake, Haitian workers still struggle with low wages [Equal Times] 2015-01-15

Haiti Cinco años después del terremoto, los trabajadores haitianos siguen teniendo grandes dificultades [Equal Times] 2015-01-15

Haiti Cinq ans après le séisme, les travailleurs haïtiens toujours aux prises avec les faibles salaires [Equal Times] 2015-01-15

Australia Telstra introduces domestic violence leave [AFR] 2015-01-14

Indonesia Navy Chief to Assign More Important Role to Female Officers [Tempo] 2015-01-14

Canada Canada Post says 10,000 have received pay equity cheques [Inside] 2015-01-14

Australia / Victoria Security criticised after attack on female public servant attack in office tower [Fairfax Media] 2015-01-14

Turkey / Europe No more slow deaths: Hospital workers unite after mass firings [DISK] ActNOW! 2015-01-13

Canada / British Columbia An interview with Irene Lanzinger [rabble] 2015-01-13

Canada It's time to act: National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women [CLC] 2015-01-13

Canada Le CTC réitère aujourd'hui son appel en vue d'une enquête nationale sur les femmes autochtones portées disparues ou assassinées. [CTC] 2015-01-13

Global Une dynamique mondiale pour que plus de femmes accèdent à la direction des entreprises [OIT] 2015-01-12

Spain Encuentro Estatal de Mujeres [CGT] 2015-01-11

Pakistan Killing of maid condemned [Labour Watch] 2015-01-11

Pakistan Safeguarding workplaces: Harassment awareness project launched [Labour Watch] 2015-01-11

Angola Union Woman Announces Expansion of Committees in Huíla [allAfrica] 2015-01-10

Canada Stories of sexism in the workplace [Rank and File] 2015-01-10

Turkey Maltepe Hospital workers fired for joining a union [IRT] ActNOW! 2015-01-10

Turkey Maltepe’de direniş kazanacak! [] ActNOW! 2015-01-10

Iraq Female nurses struggle for equality [Al-Monitor] 2015-01-09

Ireland SIPTU calls for external audit of equality at NUI Galway [Irish Times] 2015-01-09

Asia Giving a voice to migrant workers [Solidarity Center] 2015-01-08

Lebanon Domestic workers in Lebanon fight for right to join union [Al Jazeera America] 2015-01-07

UK Life as a care worker: my time is worth less than £5 an hour [Guardian] 2015-01-07

Global 26,297 hours in sex slavery: Trapped in a new life [DW] 2015-01-06

Australia / Victoria Fruit picking industry operator investigated over claims of bullying, sexual harassment in Mildura [ABC] 2015-01-06

Australia Work/Life: The good, bad and surprising of 2014 [Sydney Daily Telegraph] 2015-01-06

Namibia Decent Accommodation for Live-in Domestic Workers Mandatory [allAfrica] 2015-01-06

Burma / Hong Kong Women workers head to Hong Kong despite ban [Myanmar Times] 2015-01-06

Malaysia / Nepal No Registered Nepali Female Workers In Malaysia? - MTUC President [The Digest] 2015-01-05

UK GMB Call On Low Pay Commission To Recommend National Minimum Wage Of £7 Per Hour [GMB] 2015-01-05

Africa / UK British Ebola nurse in critical condition, hospital says [Guardian] 2015-01-04

China A Migrant Worker's Death Sheds Light on Labor Underground [The Nation] 2015-01-04

Bangladesh Union Leaders Attacked at Garment Factories, Investigations Show [The Times] 2015-01-04

Lebanon Maids in Lebanon form Labor Union to stop sexual abuse and mistreatment [Ya Libnan] 2015-01-03

Spain Sobre las malas las prácticas de la Asociación 'Mujeres Progresistas contra la Discriminación y la Violencia de Género' [CNT] 2015-01-03

Pakistan The plight of women home-based workers [Labour Watch] 2015-01-03

Pakistan Rights campaigners speak up for female workers’ protection [Labour Watch] 2015-01-03

Pakistan Rival LHWs groups hold joint sit-in [Labour Watch] 2015-01-03

Israel Conference discusses unemployment and poverty among Arab women in Israel [video] [WAC Maan] 2015-01-02

India / Kerala Women staff 'strip searched' in a Kochi firm to find out who used a sanitary pad [Indiatoday] 2015-01-01

UK Hard hat revolution: women targeted to fill vacancies as housebuilding revives [Guardian] 2014-12-31

Iran Hundreds of Iranian nurses protest in front of the Presidential Office [IWSN] 2014-12-31

UK / Sierra Leone / Scotland Healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Scotland from Africa [BBC] 2014-12-29

Cambodia Low pay and wandering hands: protecting Cambodia’s ‘beer girls’ [Guardian] 2014-12-27

USA $2.13 an hour means widespread sexual harassment in the restaurant industry [Daily Kos] 2014-12-27