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Canada The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, 2023 [CCU] 2023-12-04

Canada / Global Global Week of Action for Hotel Housekeepers – December 4 - 10 [UFCW Canada] 2023-12-04

Canada How labour inequity makes women vulnerable to economic abuse [rabble] 2023-12-04

Global Four key learnings from FIFPRO’s Women’s World Cup player survey [FIFPRO] 2023-12-03

Global Women’s World Cup player survey highlights issues in areas including preparation, recovery and compensation [FIFPRO] 2023-12-03

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UK / Scotland Third of ScotRail women workers say they have been sexually harassed [RMT] 2023-12-02

UK Ofsted accused of ‘misleading’ inquest into death of teacher Ruth Perry [The Guardian] 2023-12-02

UK Reading head Ruth Perry told husband Ofsted inspector was ‘bully’ [The Reading Chronicle] 2023-12-02

UK ‘Direct link’ between Ofsted inspection and Ruth Perry’s death, headteacher’s colleagues say [Independent] 2023-12-02

Australia Unions Have Won New Protections to Stop Sexual Harassment and Discrimination [ASU] 2023-12-02

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Australia Scarlet Alliance rejects call to ban new strip clubs [The Scarlet Alliance] 2023-12-02

Canada Collaborating for PPE that actually fits women [USW] 2023-12-01

UK / Scotland Unite members at Glasgow East Women’s Aid start strike action after major legal victory [Unite] 2023-12-01

India Why gig work platforms must implement India’s workplace sexual harassment law [Scroll] 2023-12-01

UK TUC – minimum wage must rise to £15 an hour as soon as possible [TUC] 2023-12-01

India / Punjab Overworked, say ASHA workers [The Tribune] 2023-12-01

Ukraine Domestic Worker Survey Documents Perils of Informal Status [Solidarity Center] For more info 2023-12-01

Malaysia Migrant Domestic Workers in Malaysia: Forced Labour and its Catalysts [New Naratif] 2023-11-30

Global IndustriALL Exco adopts new policy on GBVH, misogyny and sexism [IndustriALL] 2023-11-30

Australia Educators take national action as Government silent on wages [UWU] 2023-11-29

Palestine Maysoun Odeh Gangat, Co-Founder of Nisaa FM [IFJ] 2023-11-29

Europe Education Trade Unions Leading the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence and Harassment [ETUCE] 2023-11-29

South Africa Activists want government to do more to register domestic workers [GroundUp] 2023-11-28

UK Foreign care workers invited to UK ‘exploited on grand scale’, says union [The Guardian] 2023-11-28

Africa Women Speak: African women workers fight climate-induced violence [BWI] 2023-11-28

Europe Violence against female journalists: Don’t allow it, prevent it! [EFJ] 2023-11-28

Canada / Quebec The City of Montreal is perpetrating pay discrimination [CUPE] 2023-11-28

Canada / Saskatchewan Saskatoon nurses plead amidst health care crisis [Global News] 2023-11-28

Canada / Saskatchewan Saskatoon nurses plead amidst health care crisis [Global News] 2023-11-28

UK Ruth Perry ‘extremely distressed and upset’ after Ofsted visit, inquest hears [The Guardian] 2023-11-28

Georgia Violence against women in the workplace is still the biggest challenge in Georgia [GTUC] 2023-11-27

UK Unite survey of over 12,000 women shows female workers still struggling for access to clean toilets [Unite the union] 2023-11-27

UK / Scotland Female teachers in Scotland experience higher levels of abuse than male colleagues [Morning Star] 2023-11-27

UK Survey of women transport workers shows unacceptable level of sexual harassment HomeNewsArticle [RMT] 2023-11-26

India / Kerala Creches in Peril as Centre ‘Withholds’ Funds for 22 Months [Newsclick] 2023-11-26

Bangladesh Demand to establish complaint boxes, anti-abuse committee in every factory [The Post] 2023-11-26

New Zealand Unions To Hold Government To Account Over Persistent Pay Gap [NZCTU] 2023-11-26

UK Family of headteacher Ruth Perry refused legal aid for inquest into her death [The Guardian] 2023-11-26

South Africa NEHAWU statement on 16 days of activism against gender-based violence [COSATU] 2023-11-26

Europe Directive must be concluded on gender-based violence [Eurocadres] 2023-11-25

Global International day for the elimination of violence against women: Uniting for a safer world in 2023 [CESI] 2023-11-25

Global 16 Days of Activism: Heat Up Women’s Rights, Not the Planet! End Gender Based Violence [BWI] 2023-11-25

Global Education and schools are key to end gender-based violence [EI] 2023-11-25

Global Education Trade Unions Leading the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence and Harassment [EI] 2023-11-25

Global ITF supporting global 16 days of activism [ITF] 2023-11-25

Canada Violence and harassment should never be “just part of the job” [CLC] 2023-11-25

Global ILO Director-General Message for the elimination of gender-based violence [ILO] 2023-11-24

Africa Empowering African Women and Youth for their effective participation in Trade and Investment Processes [ITUC Africa] 2023-11-24

Global International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: Ratify ILO Convention 190 NOW! [IUF] 2023-11-24

Europe Violence against female journalists: Don’t allow it, prevent it! [EFJ] 2023-11-24

Global Ending Feminicides: the Transformative Power of Public Services [PSI] 2023-11-24

Global #16Days – UNI unions rising together against gender-based violence [UNI Global Union] 2023-11-24

Global IndustriALL calls for proactive prevention to eliminate violence against women [IndustriALL] 2023-11-24

South Africa National launch of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Harassment and Femicide [COSATU] 2023-11-24

New Zealand 'Toxic relationship': The jobs nurses are doing instead of nursing [RNZ] 2023-11-23

UK Impact of the rising cost of living on women [TUC] 2023-11-23

UK School leaders hit out at Ofsted’s ‘unreliable’ grades: ‘One word can devastate a school’ [Independent] 2023-11-23

UK / Scotland Scotland's female firefighters demand facilities [Morning Star] 2023-11-22

UK Chancellor is deluded when he says the minimum wage increase will ‘end low pay’ [USDAW] 2023-11-22

UK Gender pay gap will take 'decades to close', says TUC [TUC] 2023-11-22

Canada / Ontario Enough is Enough! Take action to end misogyny, sexism, hate and violence [OFL] 2023-11-22

New Zealand Second pay equity claim filed for 'underpaid' care, support workers [HRD] 2023-11-22

Global Player associations unite behind Roar Room for gender equity in sport [UNI] 2023-11-22

South Africa Sex workers gather in Cape Town to push for decriminalisation [GroundUp] 2023-11-22

New Zealand Early childhood teachers should not be short-changed because of inadequate fore-casting [NZEI] 2023-11-22

South Africa NEHAWU mourns passing of Comrade Gladys Mlangeni [COSATU] 2023-11-21

Canada What I see today in Canada is the exact system of plantation labour that has ravaged the Caribbean [CBC] 2023-11-21

Canada / Ontario Northern Ont. hockey players to follow a code of conduct while staying in hotels [CBC] 2023-11-21

Bangladesh / Australia Bangladesh Garment Workers Under Attack By Bosses & Government [RAFFWU] 2023-11-21

New Zealand Unions File Pay Equity Claim For 65,000 Care And Support Workers [PSA] 2023-11-21

India / Haryana Fabric to Fury: Women Workers Protest in Gurgaon [Newsclick] 2023-11-21

Global Joining Together, Building Power, Ending Gender-Based Violence [Solidarity Center] For more info 2023-11-21

Canada / Ontario CUPE Ontario celebrates new leadership, new energy and renewed hope at the OFL [CUPE] 2023-11-21

UK International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2023 [NUJ] 2023-11-20

Philippines We stand with France Castro. Education International firmly condemns the death threats against the Filipino congresswoman [Education International] 2023-11-20

India / Kerala Mid-day meal cooks in Kerala to suspend work, seek steps to release pending salary [The Hindu] 2023-11-19

Bangladesh Closer yet distant on gender parity [The Business Standard] 2023-11-19

Canada The Struggle for Freedom from Violence Against Women Continues [CUPW] 2023-11-19

Ireland WRC awards sacked massage parlour worker €102k compensation for whistleblower penalisation and other breaches [RTÉ] 2023-11-18

UK Calls for investigation into complaints of ‘toxic’ sexual behaviour at MoD [The Guardian] 2023-11-18

UK TSSA warns rolling back on front line staff on the Underground is putting women and LGBTQ+ at risk [TSSA] 2023-11-18

Canada / British Columbia Pearson Centre honours IAFF leader Katrina Davison [IAFF] 2023-11-18

Australia / South Australia Explained: South Australia’s vote on the Nordic sex work model [] 2023-11-18

Malaysia UNI Affiliate Leader Receives Malaysia’s Trade Union Leader Award for 2023 [UNI] 2023-11-18

Bangladesh Garment Workers Continue Protest for Better Wages, Death Toll Reaches 4 [Newsclick] 2023-11-17

UK ‘The power imbalance is enormous’: Inside the ordeal of employment tribunals [Byline Times] 2023-11-16

Africa East and Southern Africa: Unions strengthen women leadership [BWI] 2023-11-15

South Africa Numsa protests against decision to clear a company manager of sexual harassment charges [City Press] 2023-11-15

Philippines ILO Convention 190 gains momentum, moves forward [BWI] 2023-11-15

Australia Employees of major Australian fashion brand level claims of unsafe and underpaid work [] 2023-11-15

Spain Unions and broadcasters unite to press for newsroom gender equality [IFJ] 2023-11-14

UK McDonald’s harassment and bullying cases ‘truly horrific’, says UK boss [The Guardian] 2023-11-14

UK Migrant workers face exploitation as result of post-Brexit scheme, says report [The Guardian] 2023-11-14

UK McDonald's faces up to two sex abuse claims a week [BBC] 2023-11-14

Europe Gender Pay Gap in the EU remains at 13% on Equal Pay Day [EC] 2023-11-14

UK / Scotland Unite members back strike action at Glasgow East Women’s Aid [Unite] 2023-11-14

USA / Oregon Staff at 10 Legacy Women’s Health Clinics Announce Intent to Unionize [Oregon Business] 2023-11-14

USA Hundreds of fruit packers in Oregon and Washington vote on union membership this week [JPR] 2023-11-14

Canada Lana Payne wins Doris Anderson Award for standing up for Canadian workers during a crucial moment for labour rights [Chatelaine] 2023-11-14

UK Survey reveals impact on families of low maternity pay [UNISON] 2023-11-14