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USA 'There Is a Real Crisis': Domestic Workers Are In High Demand, but the Jobs Have Few Protections and Little Pay [Money] 2019-08-17

UK All-women shortlists must not be ‘meddled with’ [UNISON] 2019-08-16

USA / USA / California Fired UESF Teacher Margaret Reyes Calls Out Bullying, PAR & Discrimination By SFUSD Bd and Superintendent Matthews [LVP] For more info 2019-08-15

Azerbaijan Supreme Court denies Khadija Ismayilova’s request for early end of her probation [EFJ] 2019-08-15

Lesotho Pact Combats Gender Violence in Lesotho Factories [Solidarity Center] For more info 2019-08-15

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New Zealand New deal means White Ferns can earn up to $80,000 [Radio New Zealand] 2019-08-14

South Africa Cosatu Women's Day Statement [COSATU] 2019-08-13

Canada / British Columbia Sex worker support groups join forces, hope to create provincial 'bad date' list [The Sun] 2019-08-13

Brazil Campaign launched to Gender Equality [BWI] 2019-08-13

Canada / Bangladesh Loblaws is off the legal hook for the Rana Plaza disaster say the Supremes [CBC] 2019-08-12

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India Between high rates of HIV/AIDS and punitive new trafficking laws, India’s sex workers are struggling to assert their humanity [Equal Times] 2019-08-12

UK Asda forced worker to choose: stop caring for disabled son or lose job [GMB] 2019-08-12

South Africa Sex workers speak of rape, corruption and harassment by police [GroundUp] 2019-08-12

New Zealand 'We shouldn't put up with this': Train manager who kicked passenger off train urges Kiwi's to stand up to racism [Newshub] 2019-08-12

South Africa National Women’s Day South Africa: Celebrating Women in Struggle [PSI] 2019-08-11

South Africa How women of Numsa struck a blow [The Citizen] 2019-08-10

UK Real pay cut for millions of lower and middle paid workers, TUC analysis reveals [TUC] 2019-08-10

South Africa What has changed for women since the end of apartheid? [Fin24] 2019-08-09

South Africa NUMSA honours lanxess workers on Womens Day [NUMSA] 2019-08-09

South Africa Army ‘blunderheads’ violate hijab-wearing major’s rights – Cosatu [The Citizen] 2019-08-08

Canada / British Columbia Employees file human rights complaint against luxury hotel [CTV] 2019-08-08

Canada / British Columbia Workers claim Hotel Georgia created 'overly-sexualized' environment, file human rights complaint [CITY] 2019-08-08

Australia 'Putrid' culture in Australian air traffic control could endanger fliers: Report [Stuff] 2019-08-08

USA / Mississippi ICE raids targeted company whose workers won discrimination lawsuit [Democracy Now] 2019-08-08

South Africa / KwaZulu-Natal Not enough women in top education posts: Sadtu [East Coast Radio] 2019-08-08

South Africa Government needs to act to decriminalise sex work – Human Rights Watch [News24/The Citizen] 2019-08-08

Switzerland Country Needs to Do Better on Gender Equality [IPD] 2019-08-07

USA For equal pay, lean into a union [Pamplin Media] 2019-08-07

Pakistan Call for framing rules to enforce Sindh Home-Based Workers Act 2018 [The News] 2019-08-07

Bangladesh Accord Gets a Lifeline While Workers Organize Wildcat Strikes [Labour Notes] 2019-08-07

UK Honour your living wage promise PCS tells Boris Johnson [PCS] 2019-08-07

India National Women's Conference focuses on ending Violence against Women [BWI] 2019-08-07

South Africa Many women get no maternity leave pay at all, while very few get full pay [TimesLIVE] 2019-08-07

South Africa See which jobs discriminate the most against Mzansi women [TimesLIVE] 2019-08-07

South Africa COSATU condemns the SANDF for persecuting Major Fatima Isaacs for wearing a hijab [Polity] 2019-08-07

UK / England Lincolnshire health visitors step up pay campaign with more strikes and rallies planned [Unite the union] 2019-08-06

UK Landmark UNISON case confirms minimum annual leave for all workers [UNISON] 2019-08-06

UK HMRC pay award 'unfair, unbalanced and inadequate' [PCS] 2019-08-06

Australia Passenger safety at risk from ‘putrid’ air traffic control workplace culture [Yahoo] 2019-08-06

South Africa Initiatives to boost diversity under way as only 15% of mining jobs are held by women [Mining Weekly] 2019-08-05

UK Emma Watson launches workplace harassment legal advice line [Guardian] 2019-08-05

Australia 'Putrid': Sex discrimination in air traffic control could endanger lives, says report [The Times] 2019-08-05

USA / Massachusetts The battle to defend low-income clinic workers and patients [Salon] 2019-08-05

UK New trade minister Liz Truss had private talks in US with libertarian groups [The Observer] 2019-08-04

Australia Sexual harassment needs to be stamped out from behind the counter [The Times] 2019-08-04

UK Women’s pensions fall even further behind men’s [The Sunday Times] 2019-08-04

Canada / British Columbia Hotel Georgia Employees Set To File Human Rights Complaint Against Luxury Vancouver Hotel [Huffington Post] 2019-08-03

Bangladesh Activists demand payment for garment workers by August 4 [The New Age] 2019-08-03

Australia Beefing up security isn’t the only way to make hospitals safer [The Conversation] 2019-08-02

USA / USA / California 'A Work In Progress' The Worker Photography of Joseph A. Blum [LVP] For more info 2019-07-31

South Africa / Limpopo Cosatu Limpopo to embark on schools sanitary towels project in partnership with Old Mutual [COSATU] 2019-07-31

UK Concern grows over ‘corporate courts’ being set up after Brexit [Morning Star] 2019-07-31

UK Deep concern at new Trade Secretary’s commitment to ‘big business freedom’ [Global Justice Now] 2019-07-31

UK Government challenged to rule out ‘corporate courts’ after Brexit, following criticism by influential MPs [Global Justice Now] 2019-07-31

Netherlands Sex workers give red light to leaving famed Amsterdam district [The Post] 2019-07-31

USA / USA / California Hands Off UESF Teacher Margaret Reyes! Protest At SF Superior Court Judge Schulman Hearing [LVP] For more info 2019-07-30

Canada / Ontario Workers and widows in Peterborough, Ont., fight a ‘conspiracy of silence’ to tell their story [The Doc Channel] 2019-07-30

UK More than 4m in UK are trapped in deep poverty, study finds [The Guardian] 2019-07-29

Canada / British Columbia New grant from BC govt. helps distribute sanitary products, collects research on period poverty [NUPGE] 2019-07-29

Canada The founder of #metoo shares her story at #Unifor19 Convention [Unifor] 2019-07-29

Canada Anti-choice propaganda weakens women’s right to safe care [FIQ] 2019-07-29

UK Workers need stronger rights now, not a no-deal Brexit, TUC tells new PM [TUC] 2019-07-29

UK New BBC Radio 4 drama highlights the plight of care workers pushed to their limits [UNISON] 2019-07-29

UK As summer holidays begin, airport's shameful trolly dolly culture revealed [GMB] 2019-07-27

Global IFJ Gender council chair elected to GAMAG board [IFJ] 2019-07-26

Ireland Protecting pregnant employees’ right to return to work [Irish Times] 2019-07-26

Canada / British Columbia Hotel Rosewood Georgia workers allege sexual harassment by guests [CBC] 2019-07-26

UK GMB attacks UK airports for “shameful trolley dolly culture” [Airposrt Technology] 2019-07-26

UK ‘Shameful and dangerous’: Airlines condemned for forcing female staff to wear lipstick, high heels and no body hair [The Independent] 2019-07-26

Canada / British Columbia 'I don't feel safe anymore': Hotel worker union demands safety for women [CTV] 2019-07-26

Taiwan EVA Management Retaliates Against Union After End of Flight Attendants’ Strike [The New Bloom] 2019-07-26

UK A woman’s place is in the leadership of her union [Social Europe] 2019-07-25

India Women stitching garments at home entitled to PF: SC [The National Herald] 2019-07-25

New Zealand NZPFU assisting PSA in pay equity claim [NZPFU] 2019-07-23

UK / Global Is fair trade finished? [The Guardian] 2019-07-23

Global A Pioneer for Domestic Workers Worldwide [Inequality] 2019-07-23

UK 2 million workers not getting legal holiday entitlement, warns TUC [TUC] 2019-07-22

UK No new pay rise for English school support staff [UNISON] 2019-07-22

UK Britain to ban 'gagging' clauses used to silence harassment victims [news.trust.org] 2019-07-22

Canada Class Action Settlement for National Defence Employees and Canadian Forces Members [PIPSC] 2019-07-22

Canada Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry [The Record] 2019-07-21

UK Selective handouts won't wash with UK's 5 million public sector workers [GMB] 2019-07-20

Canada Stand Up, Speak Out! An Interview with Shelina Merani on Comedy, Islam and Unions [Our Times] 2019-07-20

UK Every public sector worker deserves a proper pay rise, says TUC [TUC] 2019-07-19

UK Unions criticise 'selective' public sector pay rises [Guardian ] 2019-07-19

UK Important update on civil service pensions [PCS] 2019-07-19

UK MI5 spied on World in Action journalists [Morning Star] 2019-07-18

UK Labour pledges to end in-work poverty in first full term [BBC] 2019-07-17

UK 'We'll end in-work poverty in our first term,' Labour pledges [Morning Star] 2019-07-17

USA Activist: Exclusion of domestic workers from federal labor laws 'a legacy of slavery' [The Hill] 2019-07-17

Spain Ibiza hotel maids to go on strike leaving rooms unclean & beds unchanged [The Express] 2019-07-17

South Africa Domestic workers fight for workplace injury claims [The Independent] 2019-07-17

India / Jammu and Kashmir Anganwadi Workers, Helpers hold protest, demand revocation of SAC decision regarding disbursement of honorarium [The Reader] 2019-07-17

UK Minimum wage of at least £10 and an end to rip-off youth rates - Usdaw gives evidence to the Low Pay Commission [USDAW] 2019-07-17

UK Unite to work with blacklisted trade unionists to investigate collusion allegations [Morning Star] 2019-07-16

USA / California Legislature passes bill to protect sex workers' rights [The Hill] 2019-07-16

UK Workers at Sainsbury's Waltham Point to take second round of strike action on 25 July says Usdaw [USDAW] 2019-07-16

UK Landmark pension ruling to apply to all UK public sector schemes [FT] 2019-07-16

USA The Workers in Our Homes Deserve Rights [Common Dreams] 2019-07-16

Canada / Uganda Global Affairs Canada to fund girls’ education project in Uganda [CTF] 2019-07-16