Working Women's News
From Around the World

Updated: Wednesday 27 July 2016, 05:38:51

Egypt New ad campaign seeks to empower Egyptian women [Al-Monitor] 2016-07-26

Qatar UN labor agency finds worker protections against bias lacking at Qatar Airways [Gulf News] 2016-07-26

USA / Washington Hotel-workers rights initiative headed for Seattle’s fall ballot [Seattle-Times] 2016-07-26

USA / Connecticut Union ad features disabled woman’s appeal to reverse state layoffs [CT Mirror] 2016-07-26

USA How Women Are Harassed Out of Science [The Atlantic] 2016-07-26

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Fiji Kuini Lutua - fighting to strengthen the Fiji union movement [Fiji Times] 2016-07-26

UK 11,000 BHS staff left devastated as Administrators announce complete closure by 20 August [Usdaw] 2016-07-26

India / Andhra Pradesh Sexual harassment: Paid leave major relief to victims, say activists [The Hindu] 2016-07-26

India / Tamil Nadu Jobs given to AP encounter victims, but salary put on hold [New Indian Express] 2016-07-25

Australia COO Kate McKenzie departing Telstra in aftermath of network woes [IT wire] 2016-07-25

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Australia Kathy Jackson and Michael Lawler: New book reveals a union brawl, nipple rings and dirty politics [Sunday Telegraph] 2016-07-25

Canada / Prince Edward Island UFCW Canada stands in solidarity with striking workers at Canadian Blood Services [UFCW] 2016-07-25

Canada / Ontario UFCW 500 member puts “Women Organizing Women” training to use [UFCW] 2016-07-25

USA / Oregon Recruiting a better ending for women in the trades [The Tribune] 2016-07-25

Australia Unions are crucial says Burney as she steps into historic role [This Working Life] 2016-07-23

Oman HRW says domestic workers 'trapped' in Oman [Middle East Eye] 2016-07-23

Kuwait First Gulf state to set minimum wage for domestic workers [Middle East Eye] 2016-07-23

India / Karnataka Not paid for 4 months, woman Home Guard attempts suicide at Bengaluru headquarters [Zee News] 2016-07-23

India / Tamil Nadu Industry dubs garment wage revision unrealistic [BL] 2016-07-23

Canada / Nova Scotia I can’t see this injustice continue: An interview with Lynn Jones [Rank and File] 2016-07-22

UK New government must reverse the trend towards NHS privatisation [UNISON] 2016-07-22

UK Concern grows amongst BHS staff as the administrators announce a further 32 store closures [PCS] 2016-07-21

Kyrgyzstan The struggle for decent work in the garment sector [Equal Times] 2016-07-20

India / Pondicherry Arrest man who filmed women in restroom, demand workers [The Hindu] 2016-07-20

South Africa Textile union cares for workers' sexual health [The Independent] 2016-07-20

Palestine / Israel Female Palestinian journalist by Israeli Magistrates Court over incitement claims [MEMO] 2016-07-19

Australia / New South Wales Sacked airport workers say the NUW abandoned them [Fairfax Media] 2016-07-18

USA Working women, young soldiers and chemical warfare: A glimpse at World War II in colour [The Journal] 2016-07-18

India Sexually Harassed Female Govt Employees Can Now File For 90 Days Paid Leave During Inquiry [India Times] 2016-07-18

USA Berger-Marks Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards Honoring the Leadership of Young Women in Social Justice [AFL-CIO] 2016-07-17

USA WW2's railroad women [Mashable] 2016-07-17

France 80 percent of France's part-time workers are women [RFI] 2016-07-17

Cambodia Garment workers vulnerable to unsafe abortions [Guardian] 2016-07-17

USA Asian Women Are Out-Earning Other Female Workers [Fortune] 2016-07-17

India Women are the engines of the Indian economy but our contribution is ignored [Guardian] 2016-07-17

Malaysia Women workers in Malaysia asked to cover up [Khaleej Times] 2016-07-17

USA / Washington Latina Vineyard Workers Get Opportunities Through Women-Only College Course [KPLU] 2016-07-17

Canada The auto industry is not welcoming to women: report [CBC] 2016-07-17

India / Kerala Female Tea Workers In One Indian State Fight For Their Rights [NPR] 2016-07-17

USA / California Workers’ Comp in California is Biased Against Women, Suit States [Insurance Journal] 2016-07-17

USA Injured at Work? Your Gender Could Affect How Much You’re Paid. [New York Magazine] 2016-07-17

Global Multi-national employers should consider setting minimum global maternity standards despite differences in national laws [CIPD] 2016-07-17

India How Sexual Harassment Has Scarred Women In India's Garment Industry [NDTV] 2016-07-17

Australia / Queensland Man charged after Queensland sex workers robbed [Brisbane Times] 2016-07-17

USA National Organization for Women Turns 50: Building an Intersectional Feminist Future [truthout] 2016-07-17

Global Google’s New Working Women Emojis Are Approved [Tech Times] 2016-07-17

USA A Field Where Working Moms Aren’t Punished [The Atlantic] 2016-07-17

Norway Women in Work: The Norwegian experience [OECD Observer] 2016-07-17

India / Delhi Now victims of sexual harassment will get paid leave of 90 days [Zee News] 2016-07-17

India / Haryana Govt defends age restriction of male teachers; says limit will provide healthy ambiance [PTI] 2016-07-16

India / Tamil Nadu High Court dismisses writ petitions challenging Government Order on Minimum Wages for Garment Workers [tnlabour] 2016-07-15

UK PCS and Unite combine in campaign to save EHRC [PCS] 2016-07-15

India IndustriALL India women’s committee calls for more women leaders [IndustriALL] 2016-07-15

Canada / Ontario Toronto Star suicide prompts independent review [canoe] 2016-07-14

Canada / Nova Scotia Halifax firefighters say they were targeted for complaining about sexism [CBC] 2016-07-14

India / Andhra Pradesh AP women staff to get govt accommodation [TOI] 2016-07-14

India / Delhi SBI to provide work from home facility to its female employees [Newsx] 2016-07-14

Canada / Ontario Legal Aid lawyers demand pay equity [IFPTE] 2016-07-14

Canada / Ontario LAO lawyers file pay equity complaint [Canadian Lawyer] 2016-07-14

Australia / Victoria Lawyer with multiple sclerosis 'in closet' highlights labour market exclusion [Fairfax Media] 2016-07-13

Kenya Kenya gets ready for PrEP roll-out [Equal Times] 2016-07-13

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Health worker who claimed she was bullied loses bid for compo [Fairfax Media] 2016-07-13

Oman Domestic Workers Trafficked, Trapped [Human Rights Watch] 2016-07-13

USA / New York Why the Fight for a Union by Sex Shop Workers Is Unique [AlterNet] 2016-07-13

Global Decriminalising the sex trade will not protect its workers from abuse [Guardian] 2016-07-13

USA Workplace Health and Safety Tips for Nurses [Mintority Nurse] 2016-07-13

USA Nurses' Union Asks OSHA for Violence Standard [Bloomberg] 2016-07-13

USA Quality Early Childhood Education and Care Is a Necessity for All Children [AFL-CIO] 2016-07-13

Syria / USA Marie Colvin: Family of the US reporter sues Syrian regime [IFJ] 2016-07-13

Global Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation discusses actions to achieve Inclusive Capitalism [Huffington Post] 2016-07-13

India / Kerala Kerala's textile store employees are struggling for their rights to sit down or take a leak [News Minute] 2016-07-13

USA / Massachusetts Statewide equal pay bill takes another step toward passing [Boston Globe] 2016-07-13

India / Tamil Nadu Govt vows to protect domestic workers in Gulf [TOI] 2016-07-13

Vietnam Union urged to protect women’s rights [Viet Nam News] 2016-07-12

India / Karnataka Staff on maternity leave? Keep in touch [TOI] 2016-07-12

India / Karnataka Workers condemn move to hand over anganwadis to NGOs [The Hindu] 2016-07-12

New Zealand Woman bullied, unjustifiably dismissed from Christchurch construction company [Fairfax media] 2016-07-11

Australia Mother wins back job [FSU] 2016-07-11

Canada / New Brunswick Court Stenographers to Receive Pay Equity Adjustments [CUPE] 2016-07-11

India / Karnataka Anganwadi workers protest, traffic disrupted in Kolar [The Hindu] 2016-07-11

Australia / Victoria Vale Lynn Beaton 1946-2016 [GLW] 2016-07-10

Saudi Arabia Nearly six million Saudi women ‘do not participate’ in workforce [Al Arabiya] 2016-07-09

Iraq ISIS Tightens Grip On Scores Of Female Sex Slaves [Iraq Oil Report] 2016-07-09

Hong Kong / Indonesia High Court rejects appeal from abusive employer of Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana [HK Free Press] 2016-07-08

Hong Kong / Indonesia Erwiana’s former employer loses appeal [ejinsight] 2016-07-08

Bangladesh Justice at last for Tazreen fire victims [IndustriALL Global Union] 2016-07-08

Canada Dispute over rural wages a brewing issue in Canada Post contract talks [The Free Press] 2016-07-08

India / Karnataka '41% female techies quit after 10 years' [New Indian Express] 2016-07-07

Canada ‘Equality is the law, not an award’: Pay equity for rural carriers not a case for arbitration: CUPW [CUPW] 2016-07-07

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Massage parlour accused of mistreatment, control of Filipino workers [Fairfax Media] 2016-07-05

Canada UFCW Canada calls on government to introduce pay equity legislation [UFCW] 2016-07-05

India / Delhi Labour Laws: Ministry wants garments sector reforms to span textiles too [Financial Express] 2016-07-04

UK / England Huntley and Palmers biscuit factory strike centenary marked [BBC] 2016-07-04

India / Gujarat Harassment at office drives Woman employee to commits suicide [TOI] 2016-07-03

India / Delhi Govt: No state objects to model shops law [Financial Express] 2016-07-02

India / Kerala Three women workers killed as tree falls on them [The Hindu] 2016-07-02

India / Kerala Three women workers killed as tree falls on them [The Hindu] 2016-07-02

India / Delhi 26-week maternity leave for women employees soon in private sector [TOI] 2016-07-01

India / Kerala NHRC notice to Kerala govt on textile retail sector women employees [TOI] 2016-07-01

Global Moving beyond export-led growth towards securing women’s rights [Equal Times] 2016-06-30