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New Zealand Overworked, underpaid and burning out: Kiwi midwife reveals what the job is really like [NZ Herald] 2021-07-28

Global Global mobilisation for Gender-Transformative Public Care Services [PSI] 2021-07-28

Australia From shy science student to trailblazer for women in science – Robyn Porter OAM [Professionals Australia] 2021-07-28

Australia PFA Co-Chief Executive Kathryn Gill on the Matildas’ Olympic journey [PFA] 2021-07-28

USA / California Teamsters and Compton community ask Smart & Final to stand against Foster Farm's attack on Latina and Black women [International Brotherhood of Teamsters] 2021-07-27

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UK Valuation Office - period dignity campaign [PCS] 2021-07-26

Canada Why Is The Pandemic’s Economic Harm Disproportionately Impacting Young Women? [Press Progress] 2021-07-26

Canada Still at work on the sticky floor [CLI] 2021-07-26

Bangladesh / Canada Steelworkers Humanity Fund Provides $45,000 to Support Bangladeshi Garment Workers Affected by Corporate Wage Theft [USW] 2021-07-26

UK Government’s exemption from self-isolation scheme is in chaos – Usdaw seeks clarification [USDAW] 2021-07-26

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UK MPs to examine lack of support for working menopausal women [The Guardian] 2021-07-23

Australia CFMMEU wins against the ABCC in the High Court [ACTU] 2021-07-23

UK ‘Vaccination is not immunisation’ as Scottish government announcement criticised by Unite [Unite the union] 2021-07-23

USA “We’re Not Allowed to Hang Up”: The Harsh Reality of Working in Customer Service [ProPublica] 2021-07-22

UK NHS workers lose up to £9,000 per year during decade of real-terms pay cuts [GMB] 2021-07-22

UK TUC survey: 7 in 10 disabled women say they’ve been sexually harassed at work [TUC] 2021-07-21

UK Pay Review Body’s three per cent pay recommendation ‘grossly inadequate’ for NHS staff [Unite the union] 2021-07-21

Asia Garment workers owed almost 12 billion dollars in wages amid pandemic [Fashion United] 2021-07-20

Australia Calls for bosses to prevent sex harassment [The West Australian] 2021-07-19

Global Migration and Covid deaths depriving poorest nations of health workers [The Guardian] 2021-07-19

UK ​Health workers increasingly concerned at continued government stalling on NHS pay [UNISON] 2021-07-17

UK New law in England must resolve nursing workforce shortages that compromise patient safety [RCN] 2021-07-17

UK RCM calls for annual workforce assessment in Health Bill [RCM] 2021-07-17

UK TUC: Nearly two-thirds of working mums don’t have enough childcare for school summer holidays [TUC] 2021-07-16

Global New poll shows expectation that women are much more likely than men to face violence at work [ITUC] 2021-07-16

Canada / Ontario Toronto equity lawyer Mary Cornish looks back at four-plus decades of change [Canadian Lawyer] 2021-07-16

New Zealand Nurses call off strike consider government pay offer [Radio New Zealand] 2021-07-16

New Zealand Midwives union calling for 50% pay increase as workers leave profession [TVNZ] 2021-07-15

USA / Illinois Registered nurses at Community First issue 10-day notice to strike [National Nurses United] 2021-07-15

UK Government's 'back to work' guidance weakens safety and risks abuse of shopworkers [USDAW] 2021-07-15

Global Global report shows only slight progress in women's visibility in news [IFJ] 2021-07-15

Canada For the first time in decades, major changes are coming to Canada's workplace equity laws [CBC] 2021-07-15

Australia ‘All clothes are handmade’: the migrant workers behind Australian fashion [The Guardian] 2021-07-14

Australia Women locked out of the workforce by lack of childcare availability, ACTU says [The Sector] 2021-07-14

New Zealand Miwife shortage: Clinical coaches at each DHB to cost $5m [Radio New Zealand] 2021-07-14

USA / California California nurses say 'Don't let hospitals delay seismic safety protections again' [National Nurses United] 2021-07-13

Samoa March condemns violence against women [Samoa Observer] 2021-07-13

Colombia #WomenSpeak: Unions make us strong [BWI] 2021-07-13

UK Government weakening of Covid safety measures in shops risks abuse of shopworkers [USDAW] 2021-07-13

USA Home care workers in the U.S. demand jobs, care and justice [UNI] 2021-07-13

Canada Women make 89 cents for every dollar men earn. Can new federal legislation narrow that gap? [CBC] 2021-07-12

Canada Victory: Federal pay equity legislation comes into effect this summer [PSAC] 2021-07-12

USA / Alabama More company violence on the Warrior Met picket line [UMWA] 2021-07-11

USA / Alabama More company violence on the Warrior Met picket line [UMWA] 2021-07-11

Bangladesh Dozens killed in Bangladesh factory fire as workers illegally locked inside [CBC] 2021-07-10

Canada / Quebec A female longshore worker tells her story [CUPE] 2021-07-10

Colombia #WomenSpeak: Unions make us strong [BWI] 2021-07-10

New Zealand Hospital midwives to vote on strike action [MERAS] 2021-07-09

Ireland Employers to report pay differences between men and women under new Bill [Irish Times] 2021-07-09

UK Care workers ‘underpaid and undervalued for too long’ [GMB] 2021-07-09

Cambodia No Justice At 5-Year Anniversary of Kem Ley’s Death [Human Rights Watch] 2021-07-09

Canada Pay Equity Act to take effect by end of August [iPolitics] 2021-07-08

Zimbabwe Zim drags feet in ratifying ILO’s Sexual Harassment Convention [New Zimbabwe] 2021-07-08

Canada / Nunavut City of Iqaluit reaches 5-year deal with union [Nunatsiaq News] 2021-07-07

UK / Global Women and Asbestos Lung Cancer: Writing Her Story [Industry Today] 2021-07-07

Ireland Covid-19 has significantly set back women’s economic prospects, report finds [Irish Times] 2021-07-06

UK Usdaw members are gutted that MPs voted down a protection of shopworkers law [USDAW] 2021-07-06

Belarus Two women who are risking imprisonment to maintain dissent [Euronews] 2021-07-06

Botswana What about our spouses?-ask nurses [The Monitor] 2021-07-06

Global Women in trades: We can do the job! [BWI] 2021-07-05

USA Overworked, underpaid: workers rail against hotel chains’ cost-cutting [The Guardian] 2021-07-05

UK Morrisons buyout - Usdaw seeks urgent meetings [USDAW] 2021-07-04

South Africa Coming changes for domestic workers [BusinessTech] 2021-07-03

USA / California Culver City nurses hold information picket for patient safety [National Nurses United] 2021-07-02

USA / North Carolina Mission Hospital RN's announce tentative pact with HCA, nurses to vote on proposed settlement today and Friday [National Nurses United] 2021-07-02

Thailand Unpaid wages at Victoria’s Secret supplier in Thailand [IndustriALL] 2021-07-01

Canada Raising the floor - “I don’t even know, to this day, how we did it.” [Briarpatch] 2021-07-01

Argentina #WomenSpeak: An Interview with brick maker Soledad Casals [BWI] 2021-07-01

Sri Lanka Government to investigate endemic sexual abuse in newsrooms [IFJ] 2021-07-01

UK Decent pay rise vital to ensure the NHS is fighting fit post-pandemic, say unions [RCM] 2021-06-30

UK Business rates relief reduction puts severe pressure on the high street – Usdaw [USDAW] 2021-06-30

South Africa / Africa COSATU statement on the SweepSouth report on pay and working conditions for domestic workers across Africa [COSATU] 2021-06-29

Global ILO Governing Body elects new Chair and Vice-Chairs - and for the first time, they are all women [ILO] 2021-06-29

Palestine Developing a gender perspective in labour laws [PSI] 2021-06-29

USA NFL Cheerleaders’ Fight to Be Heard [Sports Illustrated] 2021-06-29

UK Half of women report unwanted sexual behaviour at work, damning YouGov survey finds [Independent] 2021-06-29

UK Outsourcing of core civil service work in DWP [CWU] 2021-06-28

South Africa Domestic workers still struggle to afford daily life – survey [The Citizen] 2021-06-28

New Zealand Survivor of attempted sexual assault , says migrant sex workers are targeted due to NZ law [NZ Herald] 2021-06-27

Switzerland Court rejects temporary sex workers' access to COVID-19-related compensation [CTV] 2021-06-26

Kazakhstan Union joins global ratification campaign of ILO Convention 190 [BWI] 2021-06-26

Global Convention 190 can change lives [EI] 2021-06-26

Global Global trade union movement launches toolkit in campaign to eradicate violence and harassment in the world of work [EI] 2021-06-26

Guinea Hotel union commemorates housekeeper’s death and escalates healthcare fight [IUF] 2021-06-26

South Africa / Eastern Cape Workers angered by ruling in favour of a sexual harassment accused [Elitsha] 2021-06-25

India No data on women in workforce, labour Ministry tells House panel [TNN] 2021-06-25

India / Maharashtra Lakhs of domestic workers stare at uncertain future [Indian Express] 2021-06-25

Australia Unions call for paid domestic violence leave as domestic sexual assault surges. [ACTU] 2021-06-25

Argentina Fed up, Argentina’s domestic workers demand a better deal [Al Jazeera] 2021-06-25

USA / California Hundreds Of Local Child Care Providers March For Higher Wages [cbs] 2021-06-25

Kenya Sang retains DWU general secretary post, issues warning to KPA management [The Star] 2021-06-25

UK Business, unions and EHRC press government on ethnic pay gap reporting [The Guardian] 2021-06-25

UK Rights groups welcome ruling that mothers can’t be sacked for refusing to work on weekends [iNews] 2021-06-25

USA Domestic Workers Are Using the Gig Economy Against Itself [The Nation] 2021-06-25

Malawi Malawi court rules in favour of compensation in sexual harassment case [IndustriALL] 2021-06-24

Global Global unions launch toolkit in campaign to eradicate violence and harassment in the world of work [IndustriALL] 2021-06-24

UK Government again rejects a new protection of shopworkers law [USDAW] 2021-06-24

UK Failure to support low paid and vulnerable to isolate 'act of gross negligence' [Unite the union] 2021-06-24

UK NHS nurse sacked over weekend working wins landmark case [The Guardian] 2021-06-23

USA / Florida HCA RN's in Florida and Texas to hold public actions to voice alarm on patient safety concerns [National Nurses United] 2021-06-22