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Canada / Manitoba Winnipeg Labour Council boss stepping down after alleged 'degrading and disgusting' remarks [CBC] 2019-03-21

USA Why Women's Jobs Are Disproportionately Threatened by Automation [PS Mag] 2019-03-21

Barbados Nurses facing violence are off the job [Today] 2019-03-21

Middle East / Africa Union Leadership Training for women in the Middle East and North Africa [BWI] 2019-03-21

Australia Women are starting to bridge the super gap in later years through their own contributions [The New Daily] 2019-03-21

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Canada / Ontario Windsor-Essex County Health Unit Returned Funding While Claiming No Money for an Equitable Wage Increase for Nurses [ONA] 2019-03-20

Canada Canadian women earn 25% less in pay, bonuses and profit sharing, study says [CBC] 2019-03-20

Canada / British Columbia Who’s Caring for BC’s Home Care Workers? [The Tyee] 2019-03-20

UK Benefits of low inflation are undermined by weak growth, says TUC [TUC] 2019-03-20

Sweden Schysst stall (Fair stable) - working against sexual harassment in the horse sector in Sweden [IUF] 2019-03-20

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Korea (South) #MeToo Movement gains prominence in South Korea [BWI] 2019-03-19

Canada / Ontario Sexual harassment claim sheds light on how unions deal with problem within their own ranks [The Star] 2019-03-19

UK / England One in 10 London Underground staff sexually harassed by passengers [The Independent] 2019-03-19

UK Offensive Weapons Bill - Usdaw urges the Government to follow through on promises [USDAW] 2019-03-19

UK Ballot opens today look out for your envelope through the post [PCS] 2019-03-18

Australia Theatre industry unites to continue safety campaign [MEAA] 2019-03-18

Canada / New Brunswick 'They're human beings': Nursing home workers share their struggles on the job [CBC] 2019-03-17

India Why this tailor-activist from Kerala is in the BBC’s 100 inspiring women list [The Express] 2019-03-17

India / Karnataka B’luru garment workers accuse manager of sexually harassing colleague, case booked [The News Minute] 2019-03-16

Global Addressing the human rights implications of privatization for women and girls [PSI] 2019-03-15

Swaziland Swaziland union demand Equal Pay and Equal Opportunities for women [PSI] 2019-03-15

Canada / Ontario Public service employees sue province, unions over alleged racism [The National Post] 2019-03-15

UK UNISON urges vigilance as new minimum wages rates are due [UNISON] 2019-03-15

UK Chancellor ignores the retail crisis and offers little to low-paid workers [USDAW] 2019-03-14

Japan Government warns firms not to fire pregnant foreign trainees, as interns fear impact on work status [The Times] 2019-03-14

Tunisia ‘Made in Tunisia’: the worker-casualties of the globalisation of the textile industry [Equal Times] 2019-03-14

India / West Bengal No salary for 3 months: Women rail sanitation staff at Ernakulam Junction go on strike [The News Minute] 2019-03-14

India / Punjab Anganwadi workers seek regular jobs [The Tribune] 2019-03-14

India #WomenInFront: 'A lot would be different and easier in unions if there were more women members' [IFJ] 2019-03-13

India Journalists targeted with legal crackdown [IFJ] 2019-03-13

Europe Equality for female staff in the media: we call on media leaders to take action! [EFJ] 2019-03-13

USA Skilled blue-collar jobs are growing – though women aren’t getting them [The Conversation] 2019-03-13

India / Tamil Nadu Royal Enfield asked by global union to stop vindictive actions against workers [The Express] 2019-03-13

Singapore NTUC to groom more women leaders [The Straits Times] 2019-03-13

New Zealand Public transport woes in limelight at UN Womens Conference [FIRST Union] 2019-03-13

Australia UnionsACT calls for restrictions on sexist, degrading advertising [Unions ACT] 2019-03-13

Thailand Thailand Migrant Rights Leader Wins Human Rights Award [Solidarity Center] For more info 2019-03-13

USA / USA / California WorkWeek Covers SFLC Support For Julian Assange, David Rovics Music and Mike Elk On CWA NG Election and SEIU Google Subpoena [WWR] For more info 2019-03-13

Turkey IndustriALL women in Turkey stand for equality and rights [IndustriALL] 2019-03-13

Global Union Women Tackle Gender-Based Violence at Work [Solidarity Center] For more info 2019-03-12

Swaziland Old Mutual celebrates women in style [Swazi Observer] 2019-03-12

Uganda / Global IUF members denounce ‘Miss Curvy’ Uganda beauty contest tourism promotion [IUF] 2019-03-12

Ireland Little substance behind spin on helping working mums [] 2019-03-12

Ireland Trade unions condemn third-level gender inequality [University Times] 2019-03-12

Spain / Morocco ‘Salvados’ Reveals Harsh Reality for Moroccan Seasonal Workers in Spain [MWN] 2019-03-12

UK BBC investigated over discrimination by equal pay watchdog [NUJ] 2019-03-12

UK Usdaw challenges the Chancellor to 'save our shops' and address the squeeze on workers' incomes [USDAW] 2019-03-12

Australia Chemist Warehouse workers strike over alleged sexual harassment, job casualisation [ABC] 2019-03-12

Australia Telstra and Chemist Warehouse workers on strike today [] 2019-03-12

USA L.A.’s Exotic Dancers Are Launching a Labor Movement [L.A.] 2019-03-12

Global This International Women's Day, lets call time on gender-based violence [ITUC] 2019-03-11

New Zealand NZNO celebrates collective action on International Women's Day [NZNO-Toputanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa] 2019-03-11

Canada When Government, Employers & Unions Take Domestic Violence Seriously [CLC] 2019-03-11

Canada Balance for real change – It’s everyone’s business #BalanceforBetter [IAMAW] 2019-03-11

UK #TUCWomen 2019: Sisters in Solidarity [NUJ] 2019-03-11

UK 'Time for better pay' petition passes 25,000 signatures - Usdaw campaign continues [USDAW] 2019-03-11

UK / Europe Unions attack May's Brexit pledge on workers’ rights [Guardian] 2019-03-11

Canada / Ontario UFCW activists show support for #MeToo movement [UFCW Canada] 2019-03-11

UK / Scotland Leading trade union urge council to 'get act together' in equal pay scandal [Daily Record] 2019-03-11

Philippines Women decry weak implementation of laws [The Inquirer] 2019-03-11

Hong Kong Foreign domestic workers contribute to Hong Kong economy but lack access to basic financial services [Global Voices] 2019-03-11

Global There Can Be No Gender Equality Without Quality Public Services [PSI] 2019-03-11

Global #CSW63: Concrete strategies and policies needed to eliminate gender inequalities [PSI] 2019-03-11

Global IndustriALL affiliates take action on International Women's Day! [IndustriALL] 2019-03-11

UK T-shirts are all very well. But it’s unions that win rights for women [Guardian] 2019-03-10

Spain Inside Spain's Radical, Union-Led Women's Strike [Splinter] 2019-03-10

Global It’s International Women’s Day. Women Around the World Are Striking. [Jacobin] 2019-03-10

USA In Current Wave of Strikes, Women Workers Are Leading the Way [Truth Out] 2019-03-10

Global Garment Workers Have Organized Strikes for Over 100 Years As They Pay the Human Cost of Fashion [Teen Vogue] 2019-03-10

USA Black Women in the Labor Movement Have Long Defended American Workers [Teen Vogue] 2019-03-10

Greece Women’s Day marked with demo, work stoppage [Kathimerini] 2019-03-10

India / Haryana International Women's Day: For this Gurugram woman, mobilising vendors to fight for their rights is pivotal [The Times] 2019-03-10

Philippines Duterte’s misogyny and its effect on women slammed [Today] 2019-03-10

Australia PFA to facilitate governance foundation training for female members [PFA] 2019-03-10

Canada / British Columbia This International Women’s Day, BCFED challenges men to Be More Than A Bystander in the workplace [BCFed] 2019-03-10

UK Why is work more dangerous for us, just because we are women? [GMB] 2019-03-09

UK Pilots union urges airlines to 'put their money where their mouth is' to tackle the gender gap. [BALPA] 2019-03-09

Hong Kong ‘I feel lost’: Fired cancer patient exposes plight of Hong Kong’s domestic workers [The Free Press] 2019-03-09

USA Women’s Soccer Team Sues U.S. Soccer for Gender Discrimination [The Times] 2019-03-09

Hong Kong Int’l Women’s Day: Hong Kong is not a welcoming city for women, working women or working mothers [The Free Press] 2019-03-09

Hong Kong Protesters urge Hong Kong gov’t to regulate domestic worker labour conditions on Int’l Women’s Day [The Free Press] 2019-03-09

Canada / New Brunswick What you need to know about the nursing home labour dispute [CBC] 2019-03-09

USA More women work in construction that's still a man's world [AP] 2019-03-09

Canada / USA MMA’s Norma Rae [Canadian Dimension] 2019-03-09

Canada Why women need to join unions now -- RadioLabour's Canada Report for March 8-15, 2019 [RadioLabour] 2019-03-09

Canada Towards a working class feminism in the Fight for $15 [Rank and File] 2019-03-09

Canada / Ontario Workers at Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto are fighting for decent pay [Rank and File] 2019-03-09

UK “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a job like this?” [Red Pepper] 2019-03-09

UK Construction boss must be brought to the High Court, Parliament hears [Morning Star] 2019-03-08

UK IWD: The British Establishment continues to cover up the spycops scandal [Morning Star] 2019-03-08

UK / Scotland Findlay tables motion to recognise ‘historic progression’ made in fight against blacklisting [Morning Star] 2019-03-08

UK When UNISON wins, women win – today, and every day [UNISON] 2019-03-08

UK Civil service suffering from institutionalised gender pay inequality [CWU] 2019-03-08

UK Stop pushing working families into poverty with benefit freeze, says TUC [TUC] 2019-03-08

Spain On International Women’s Day, Spain plans strikes and more than 500 protests [El Pais] 2019-03-08

Europe World How International Women’s Day is being marked across Europe [Euronews] 2019-03-08

Spain #InternationalWomensDay celebrated around the world [TRT] 2019-03-08

Spain 'Don't speak in my name': Women's Day exposes Spain's social divisions [Reuters] 2019-03-08

Canada International Women's Day: Our commonalities make us stronger [NUPGE] 2019-03-08

Morocco Women farm workers achieve justice on the job [Equal Times] 2019-03-08