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UK Pressure on staff ‘unsustainable’ as nurse to patient ratios diluted to meet demand [RCN] 2021-01-17

UK Unions will resist attack on workers’ rights [Morning Star] 2021-01-16

New Zealand Worker exploitation leads to calls for tougher penalties in the booming massage industry [Stuff] 2021-01-16

UK Brexit: No plans to dilute workers' rights, minister says [BBC] 2021-01-15

UK Plan to rip up workers’ rights will be confronted, says GMB [GMB] 2021-01-15

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UK Unite condemns government’s post-Brexit plans to attack workers’ rights [Unite] 2021-01-15

UK Government promised it would strengthen workers’ rights – not weaken them [TUC] 2021-01-15

New Zealand Gore shearer Megan Whitehead sets new world record [Stuff] 2021-01-14

New Zealand Southland women Megan Whitehead powers her way to world shearing record [TVNZ] 2021-01-14

UK TUC poll: 7 in 10 requests for furlough turned down for working mums [TUC] 2021-01-14

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Argentina Legal abortion in Argentina: an achievement for women's sexual and reproductive rights [PSI] 2021-01-13

South Africa Health and Safety: South African Domestic Workers No Longer Invisible [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-01-13

New Zealand Fast food-worker: 'It was just over whelming' [Newsroom] 2021-01-12

UK Women in UK face rising online abuse from co-workers, survey says [Opendemocracy] 2021-01-12

UK Thank NHS staff with proper pay rise, say RCM and health unions [RCM] 2021-01-11

UK Labour facing another split over police immunity in 'spy cops' bill [The Guardian] 2021-01-11

Belgium Coronavirus poses new dangers for sex workers [Deutsche Welle] 2021-01-11

Bangladesh Apparel workers are getting rehired but at lower pay [Dhaka Tribune] 2021-01-11

Ireland 'Extremely stressed' single parents fear losing their job over school closures [Irish Examiner] 2021-01-09

Turkey Women journalists imprisoned during protests in Ankara [EFJ] 2021-01-08

Argentina Educator unions involved in successful push towards legalisation of abortion [Education International] 2021-01-06

New Zealand Swapping chief executive role for climate change campaigning [Radio New Zealand] 2021-01-06

UK Scrap EU consumer and worker protections now Brexit is completed, leading Tory says [Independent] 2021-01-06

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Happy City Releases Report on Sex Work and Safety in St. John’s [VOCM] 2021-01-05

New Zealand Homecare strike: Not so 'Happy New Year' for LIfewise homecare workers [E tu union] 2021-01-05

USA Transition Memo for the Biden Administration [Migration that Works Alliance] 2021-01-04

UK 'Tampon tax': UK abolishes 'sexist' tax on women's sanitary products [NZ Herald] 2021-01-02

UK To fight, to struggle, to right the wrong [GMB] 2021-01-01

UK Minimum Wage 'name and shame' - More inspectors and on the spot payroll checks by unions [Unite the union] 2020-12-31

Global Why the pandemic is so costly for women [The Daily News] 2020-12-31

UK Brexit deal is a floor, not a ceiling [Unite] 2020-12-30

UK TUC calls on government to “plug the gaps” in UK-EU trade deal [TUC] 2020-12-30

USA A year ago, women were the majority of the workforce. Then 2020 hit. [Marketplace] 2020-12-29

Jordan Activists call for improved wages, decent working conditions for women workers in agriculture sector [MENA FN] 2020-12-29

Ghana Women urged to remain agents of change [GhanaWeb] 2020-12-29

USA Sara Nelson, the Labor Movement Leader We Needed Most [Jezebel] 2020-12-29

Australia Staring down the barrel of a landmark judgement on its workers status, Uber folds [The Age] 2020-12-29

Ireland Referendum ‘may be needed for TDs’ maternity leave’ [Irish Times] 2020-12-28

Ireland Equality Minister to seek approval for strengthening of Gender Pay Gap Bill [Irish Examiner] 2020-12-28

UK Big battles ahead on rights, left warns as vote on ‘weak’ Brexit deal nears [Morning Star] 2020-12-28

USA / USA / California The Covid Pandemic, LA, Capitalism, Police & The Working Class With SEIU 721 Member Julia Wallace [LVP] For more info 2020-12-27

South Africa COVID19 & psychological impact on workers, in particular women [CEPPWAWU] 2020-12-27

Nepal GEFONT organises Women Leaders Meeting in Bara [GEFONT] 2020-12-26

Nepal Zero to 41 percent women participation in GEFONT; President Shrestha [GEFONT] 2020-12-26

UK Government must ‘level up’ on workers’ rights’, warns GMB as Brexit deal reached [GMB] 2020-12-25

USA / USA / Colorado WorkWeek On Covid, Liability, Death, OSHA & Crimes With UFCW 7 President Kim Cordova [WW] For more info 2020-12-25

Canada / Nova Scotia Back on her bus - Judge rules Halifax Transit had no cause to fire bus driver [CLI] 2020-12-24

Canada / British Columbia Female engineers file human rights complaint against BC Ferries over lack of private change rooms [CBC] 2020-12-24

Global Pandemic crushes women workers at both ends of the global supply chain [The Morning News] 2020-12-24

Cambodia Will Cambodia's garment sector rebound after 'horror year'? [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-24

Lebanon undreds of Lebanon's most vulnerable migrant maids flown home, many more wait [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-24

Europe Unions vow to fight gender-based violence and pay gap [BWI] 2020-12-24

Ireland Defence Forces ordered to pay out over discrimination against female captain [RTÉ] 2020-12-23

Ethiopia Pay cuts and forced overtime: COVID-19 takes heavy toll on Ethiopia's garment workers [Thomson Reuters] 2020-12-23

Belarus EFJ demands the immediate release of Yulia Slutskaya [EFJ] 2020-12-23

Canada / Alberta Women’s Committee at CUPE 30 gives back to the community [CUPE] 2020-12-22

Saudi Arabia Global unions call for justice for Saudi women‘s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul [IFJ] 2020-12-22

Saudi Arabia Global unions call for justice for Saudi women‘s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul [IndustriALL] 2020-12-21

Brazil https://www.business-humanrights.org/en/from-us/briefings/masking-misery-the-covid-19-pandemic-and-migrant-workers-in-s%C3%A3o-paulos-fashion-industry/ [Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] 2020-12-21

Korea (South) The welder who helped bring democracy to South Korea [Jacobin] 2020-12-20

USA / USA / California Corruption Galore! SF Hunters Point TI Radioactive Cover-up For Profits With Dr. Ahimsa Sumchai [LVP] For more info 2020-12-20

Vietnam Govt to introduce extra pay for women’s work on period [Tuoi Tre News] 2020-12-20

UK Labour and unions criticise Matt Hancock over delays to NHS pay rise [Guardian] 2020-12-20

India / Switzerland The Swiss tourist who became an accidental activist in India [MENA FN] 2020-12-20

Canada A message on the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers [MoveUP] 2020-12-20

Canada Victory: PSAC-UCTE reaches pay equity settlement with NAV CANADA [PSAC] 2020-12-20

South Africa / Gauteng NUM shocked and saddened by the killing of two women [NUM] 2020-12-19

UK MPs’ inquiry into violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers welcomed by Usdaw [USDAW] 2020-12-19

Global Unions vow to fight gender-based violence and pay gap [ICM] 2020-12-19

Canada / British Columbia Fired hotel workers fight terminations at a Nanaimo hotel [CHEK] 2020-12-19

Canada / British Columbia St. Paul’s Indigenous Health Liaison Workers Say Racism, Lack of Support Are a Daily Reality [The Tyee] 2020-12-19

Pakistan Significant step forward for homebased workers in Sindh, Pakistan [IndustriALL] 2020-12-18

UK BBC urged to provide answers on equal pay and race discrimination legal costs [Irish News] 2020-12-18

Turkey Court sentenced journalist Ayşegül Doğan to over 6 years in prison [EFJ] 2020-12-18

UK Listen to the experts! Domestic workers fight tied visas in the United Kingdom [Opendemocracy] 2020-12-18

New Zealand Homecare workers strike for more leave and cultural understanding [Radio New Zealand] 2020-12-18

UK Asda sale and leaseback plan ‘nothing more than asset stripping’ [GMB] 2020-12-17

Global https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rZjayKn2TsKzR28q5Po3ww [IDWF] 2020-12-17

Malta Threats to independence of public inquiry into assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia must stop [EFJ] 2020-12-17

New Zealand Lifewise homecare workers still striking for better conditions and pay [E tu union] 2020-12-17

New Zealand Lifewise home support workers put on pressure with continued strike action [E tu union] 2020-12-16

Australia No Bystanders Rule Bullshit [SafetyAtWorkBlog] 2020-12-16

UK Ministers must ‘step up and create jobs’, says TUC [TUC] 2020-12-15

UK CWU ‘Period Poverty’ campaign victory now complete in BT and EE [CWU] 2020-12-15

UK Better Buses for Yorkshire - TUC/We Own it campaign briefing [TUC Yorkshire] 2020-12-15

UK Calling members who are cleaners, housekeepers and domestics [UNISON] 2020-12-15

UK Jenny Jones: The spycops bill is looking more worrying by the day [Left Foot Forward] 2020-12-15

Australia Tech sector must improve for women: union [7 News] 2020-12-15

UK Government again rejects a new law to protect shopworkers from assault [USDAW] 2020-12-15

Global Migrant Pay Gap in Rich Countries Was Widening Even Before Covid [BNN] 2020-12-15

India All of us are Spokespersons of Farmers, Say Trade Unions at Solidarity March in Delhi [Newsclick] 2020-12-15

Canada / Ontario ‘They feel abandoned’: Ontario Nurses’ Association calls on St. Mary’s for modernized alarm system [Kitcherer Today] For more info 2020-12-15

Ukraine “Be like Nina”: how a Ukrainian nurse organised a protest movement [Opendemocracy] 2020-12-15

South Africa / Eastern Cape Cops investigate after policewoman's body retrieved from river [HeraldLIVE] 2020-12-15

New Zealand Sex worker wins six-figure settlement in sexual harassment case [Stuff] 2020-12-14

India / Punjab Caught between debt and landlessness, Punjab’s protesting women assert fight for rights [Caravan] 2020-12-14

Philippines Female journalist arrested [IFJ] 2020-12-14

Cambodia 16 Days: Cambodian workers in 10 factories join call vs. gender-based violence [BWI] 2020-12-14

Africa / Middle East 16 days: Violence against women, COVID-19’s 'second wave' [BWI] 2020-12-14

India Code red: labour, wages, security [The Telegraph] 2020-12-14