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South Africa Domestic workers need more time to claim for work injuries, says unions [Cape Argus] 2021-05-08

Global ICN reaction to US backing of waiver on vaccine patents 'a game-changer that can save millons of lives' [International Congress of Nurses] 2021-05-08

Haiti Haiti Garment Workers Negotiate Landmark Health Payment [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-05-07

Canada / Manitoba Liberals call for inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment, bullying in Winnipeg labour movement [CBC] 2021-05-07

Argentina Union asks Argentina to fire coach for sexual harassment [Yahoo] 2021-05-07

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Australia Three aged care workers on what it's really like in the industry [ABC] 2021-05-07

UK Spy cops joked about sexual relationships with women, inquiry told [The Guardian] 2021-05-07

South Africa / Western Cape ‘We have to get our house in order,’ admits labour minister amid appeals from women farmworkers [Daily Maverick] 2021-05-07

South Africa / Western Cape Labour Minister promises action against farmers [GroundUp] 2021-05-07

Lesotho Workers in factory that makes Kate Hudson's Fabletics Activewear allege rampant sexual and physical abuse [TimesLIVE] 2021-05-06

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UK A woman’s place is at work with equal rights [PCS] 2021-05-06

South Africa / North West SADTU condemns stabbing of female educator at school [SADTU] 2021-05-05

Global International Day of the Midwife [International Confederation of Midwives] 2021-05-05

Thailand / Global Labour rights activist still on hungerstrike [Prachatai] For more info Image 2021-05-05

UK Sexual misconduct, harassment and bullying at work – a statement [WGGB] 2021-05-05

Canada DND, Veterans Affairs workers say harassment complaints not taken seriously: unions [Tri-City News] 2021-05-05

Canada / Ontario Faculty union execs at Algonquin College accused of sexism, racism [CBC] 2021-05-05

Canada Civilian staffers at Department of Defence also reporting bullying and harassment, say unions [CBC] 2021-05-05

UK Spycops Inquiry: Special branch kept tabs on journalists [Morning Star] 2021-05-05

Canada / British Columbia Staff at quarantine hotel strike for laid off co-workers [CITY] 2021-05-04

UK Met police spy led triple life infiltrating socialists and far right, inquiry hears [The Guardian] 2021-05-04

UK Doing their duty? What the spycops inquiry reveals about a rotten system [Morning Star] 2021-05-04

Australia CPSU survey finds most sexual harassment in the public service goes unreported [Riot ACT] 2021-05-03

Australia Workplace sexual harassment is preventable, we must act now [CPSU] 2021-05-03

Namibia Nursing dream back on track [The Namibian] 2021-05-02

UK Thousands march through London in biggest ‘kill the bill’ protest yet [The Guardian] 2021-05-02

Australia #WomenSpeak: Gender-based violence is an occupational hazard [BWI] 2021-05-01

Canada May Day 2021: A woman’s place is in her union, now more than ever [PSAC] 2021-05-01

Australia #WomenSpeak: Gender-based violence is an occupational hazard [BWI] 2021-05-01

UK NUJ calls for coordinated effort to tackle online violence against women journalists [NUJ] 2021-05-01

UK Working people want action on employment rights – TUC [Morning Star] 2021-04-30

Canada / British Columbia Hospitality employers threaten to lock out 1,200 workers in province [Energetic City] 2021-04-30

Myanmar Two Women Union Leaders Arrested in Myanmar; Total Now 20+ [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-04-29

South Africa Report: Risks to Women Workers Pervasive in South African Mines [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-04-29

Zimbabwe Gender champions to curb sexual harassment at work [IndustriALL] 2021-04-29

USA Pregnant Workers Fairness Coalition Applauds Senate Introduction of the Bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act & Urges Swift Passage [Better Balance] 2021-04-29

Canada Mom, what does “paid a woman’s wage” mean? [FIQ] 2021-04-28

UK Spycops Inquiry: Bosses told police spy to lie in court [Morning Star] 2021-04-28

Canada / Ontario Leeds and Grenville Interval House Women’s Shelter Forces Labour Dispute [USW] 2021-04-27

UK Spycop was ordered by senior police to claim his bosses were unaware of his covert activities, public inquiry hears [Morning Star] 2021-04-27

UK Starmer’s matchwomen blunder outrages campaigners [Morning Star] 2021-04-26

Australia / Tasmania 4 priority actions to prevent sexual harassment and promote gender equality in Tasmanian workplaces [Unions Tasmania] 2021-04-26

UK Health Minister 'too busy' to meet NHS workers and discuss 1% pay 'betrayal' [GMB] 2021-04-26

Canada / Bangladesh Unions demand safety, respect for Bangladesh garment workers [CUPE] 2021-04-24

Bangladesh Remembering the victims of the Rana Plaza disaster [CLC] 2021-04-24

Myanmar INTERVIEW: Khaing Zar [IndustriALL] 2021-04-24

Bangladesh Global unions demand new international agreement with brands on anniversary of Rana Plaza [UNI] 2021-04-24

UK Three quarters of care workers’ mental health has worsened during pandemic [GMB] 2021-04-24

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Public sector union Unison rejects adolescent sex call – but not group that backs it [Belfast News Letter] 2021-04-23

UK NUJ calls for greater transparency at policing public inquiry [NUJ] 2021-04-23

Global The work to keep garment factories safe must continue [IndustriALL] 2021-04-23

Namibia Too short to be a nurse [The Namibian] 2021-04-22

Sri Lanka Saudi Arabia: Dozens of Sri Lankan women wrongfully detained for months due to abusive kafala system [Amnesty International] 2021-04-22

Global McDonald’s reacts to global campaign on gender-based violence [IUF] 2021-04-22

UK Pregnant women need better Covid safety at work, say campaigners [The Guardian] 2021-04-21

UK Spycops made jokes about having sex with targets in front of managers, inquiry hears [Morning Star] 2021-04-21

UK Met police spy met woman under fake ID and later had child with her, inquiry hears [The Guardian] 2021-04-21

Somalia Somalia recognizes decent work for women and men as the foundation of peace and resilience [ILO] 2021-04-20

South Africa NUM Women Structure National Committee meeting statement [MarketScreener] 2021-04-20

South Africa NUM National Women Structure welcomes sentencing of Nombuso Dube’s murderer [COSATU] 2021-04-20

South Africa SAFTU welcomes Constitutional Court rulings on matrimonial property [SAFTU] 2021-04-20

UK Government must act over minimum wage laws affecting care workers [UNISON] 2021-04-20

South Africa NUM women slam rising wage gap [The Independent] 2021-04-20

Bangladesh Promoting Safe Migration for the Women of Bangladesh [The Daily Star] 2021-04-20

UK UK workers’ rights neglected during pandemic, Labour warns [Guardian] 2021-04-20

Colombia Feminist Political Movement Organizes for Change in Colombia [Nacla] 2021-04-20

UK Spycops were ‘encouraged’ to sleep with their targets, tribunal hears [Morning Star] 2021-04-20

UK Police spy’s bosses knew activist was being duped into sexual relationship, court told [The Guardian] 2021-04-20

Lesotho Fired QMMH nurses in talks with govenment [Lesotho Times] 2021-04-19

UK Labour focusses on 'A brighter future for our high streets' [USDAW] 2021-04-19

USA / California Our Statement Regarding Dominic Foppoli - He Must Go! [North Bay Labor Cncl / AFL-CIO] 2021-04-18

Canada / British Columbia Burnaby hotel workers locked out just hours after one-day strike protested 'mass firings' [Now] 2021-04-18

Sri Lanka “Pay Your Workers” $24 m the apparel industry owes [The Times] 2021-04-18

Australia Meet Australia’s first female stunt coordinators [MEAA] 2021-04-16

Australia Response to Respect@Work [Professionals Australia] 2021-04-16

Global Fired, Then Robbed - Fashion brands’ complicity in wage theft during Covid-19 [WRC] 2021-04-16

Saudi Arabia / Sri Lanka Women migrant workers detained for month [Amnesty International] 2021-04-15

UK Almost 40% of UK workers ‘get less than a week’s notice of shift patterns’ [Guardian] 2021-04-15

Australia Fair Work Commission to consider need for paid family and domestic violence leave [ACTU] 2021-04-15

UK 1,200 threatened jobs at Asda bakeries must be saved [GMB] 2021-04-15

USA Resources for the Bulk of Nonprofit Workers — Women [NonProfit PRO] 2021-04-14

UK TUC – compulsory vaccinations for care staff is 'ill-thought through' [TUC] 2021-04-14

UK Persuasion not coercion must be the key to drive vaccine take-up, says UNISON [UNISON] 2021-04-14

UK Compulsory vaccinations for care home staff must be thought through carefully [Unite the union] 2021-04-14

UK Thousands in UK may have missed out on work rights redress, study finds [The Guardian] 2021-04-14

New Zealand Women tradies say they're dealing barriers including sexist comments, toilet access [Radio New Zealand] 2021-04-14

New Zealand DHB's offer lacking and will put patients at risk [TVNZ] 2021-04-13

USA / California Barton RN's to hold two-day strike April 16-17 [National Nurses United] 2021-04-13

Australia Sexual harassment of women in small businesses is rife, reporting is rare [ABC] 2021-04-13

Australia Gender equality advocates join unions to condemn Morrison Government’s response to sexual harassment [ACTU] 2021-04-13

New Zealand Nurses find first DHB collective agreement offer completely unacceptable [NZNO-Toputanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa] 2021-04-12

Australia ‘Kick them to the curb’: Activists demand sacking of sexist ministers [Honi Soit] 2021-04-10

UK Harassment, Abuse and Violence Against Women [NEU] 2021-04-09

UK Monaghan Report [GMB] 2021-04-09

Nicaragua Podcast: LGBTQ+ Domestic Workers Win Rights with Their Union [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-04-08

New Zealand Urgent action required on cervical cancer self swabbing [ASMS-Toi Mata Hauora] 2021-04-08

Canada Equal Pay Day 2021 [NUPGE] 2021-04-08

Canada Unions #DemandBetter for Equal Pay Day 2021 [CLC] 2021-04-08

Canada / Ontario ONA demands Ford government drop gender-biased pay equity dispute against nurses [ONA] 2021-04-08

Australia / Queensland Clearing the way for more female bussies [RTBU] 2021-04-07