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USA / California Alta-Bates Summit nurses to hold strike in Oakland and Berkley [National Nurses United] 2023-12-23

USA / USA / California The Union Busting War On Apple Workers & NLRB Ruling For Fired Apple Worker Ashley M. Gjøvik [LVP] For more info 2023-02-02

Canada Ottawa passes ILO Convention C-190 on the right to work without violence and harassment [NUPGE] 2023-02-01

Australia Workers In Australia Will Now Receive 10 Days Paid Family And Domestic Violence Leave [Women's Health] 2023-02-01

UK Met officers did not examine if spying was justified, inquiry finds [The Guardian] 2023-01-31

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Australia Historic day as Paid Family & Domestic Violence Leave to come into force [ACTU] 2023-01-31

Global Hotel Housekeepers Global Week of Action pushes for safe and healthy workplaces and an end to sexual harassment [IUF] 2023-01-30

Australia ‘The pay does suck’: Why it’s so hard to get a childcare spot [WA Today] 2023-01-30

Ireland Mothers in south work longer, more reliant on childcare than those in north - ESRI [RTÉ] 2023-01-30

New Zealand ASMS welcomes specialist-led health system [ASMS-Toi Mata Hauora] 2023-01-30

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South Africa Throwing urine at Calcot Dlephu Clinic nurses is a sign of GBV - Denosa [City Press] 2023-01-28

UK Euston Station: Mural celebrates pioneering female train driver [BBC] 2023-01-26

India / Madhya Pradesh Anganwadi workers continue protest on fifth day in Soyat Kalan [The Free Press Journal] 2023-01-26

Asia Trade and Gender in South Asia [moderndiplomacy] 2023-01-25

UK Amazon strikes: Workers claim their toilet breaks are timed [BBC] 2023-01-25

UK 'Menopause leave' trial rejected by ministers [BBC] 2023-01-24

New Zealand 'Are we not worthy?': NUrses frustrated at lack of progress on hospital car-parking [Stuff] 2023-01-24

UK / Afghanistan / Scotland Scottish Labour Women’s Conference: Usdaw condemns the Taliban’s indefinite ban on women entering university education [USDAW] 2023-01-23

Canada / Nova Scotia Nominate Sister of the Year by February 7! [NSFL] 2023-01-23

Canada / British Columbia From Hardhats to Boots: PPE Is Keeping Women from the Trades [The Herald] 2023-01-22

Global Building union power in the textile and garment industry [IndustriALL] 2023-01-21

USA The South has a new union—and workers have Black women to thank [Dailoy Kos] 2023-01-21

New Zealand E tu loses 'a guiding light' for members [Radio New Zealand] 2023-01-21

South Africa / Global Myrtle Witbooi, international domestic worker union leader [Workers World] 2023-01-20

Spain Women journalists’ working and professional conditions are deteriorating in the post-pandemic period [EFJ] 2023-01-20

UK Senior Tories clash as plans to scrap EU laws clear the Commons [Independent] 2023-01-19

Canada / Quebec First Woman and first Indigenous person to lead Quebec Federation of Labour [IAMAW] 2023-01-19

France What Happened When I Got Pregnant [The Players Tribune] 2023-01-19

UK Clash looms over plan to scrap EU-derived laws [BBC] 2023-01-18

Africa / Asia Crisis of low wages impoverishes Asian and African textile and garment workers [IndustriALL] 2023-01-18

South Africa COSATU mourns passing of SADSAWU General Secretary Comrade Myrtle Witbooi [COSATU] 2023-01-17

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland PSNI: senior police officer claims discrimination over 'perceived lack of resilience' [BBC] 2023-01-17

Europe EFJ created a Gender and Diversity Expert Group [EFJ] 2023-01-16

UK UK unions call in cancer expert over fears of asbestos risk to female teachers [Observer] 2023-01-15

Bangladesh ‘Legally protect domestic workers’ [The Daily Star] 2023-01-15

Spain High value, low pay: the care sector in Spain [Equal Times] 2023-01-15

Canada / Quebec Maintaining pay equity for healthcare professionals? What’s happening? [FIQ] 2023-01-15

Global RadioLabour World Report - The violence aimed at women journalists [RadioLabour] 2023-01-14

Europe Parliament position adds to protection from gender-based violence [Eurocadres] 2023-01-14

Bangladesh / Global Big clothing brands squeezing Bangladeshi suppliers to offset inflation, study alleges [The Financial Post] 2023-01-13

USA The South has a new union—and workers have Black women to thank [Prism] 2023-01-13

Australia The disgusting problem women tradies face on-site [Australian Unions] 2023-01-12

UK Tory plans to rush ‘sunsetting’ of EU laws could put rights of millions of workers at risk [Morning Star] 2023-01-11

Indonesia Empowering women’s rights in Indonesia [eastasiaforum] 2023-01-11

Spain High value, low pay: the care sector in Spain [Equal Times] 2023-01-09

India Women workers in construction and real estate sector earn 30-40 pc less than male workers [PTI] 2023-01-09

Palestine / Israel Networking on women employment rights in East Jerusalem [MAAN Workers Association] 2023-01-07

Bangladesh Police investigation underway into alleged ‘suicide’ of female journalist [IFJ] 2023-01-06

Ireland Firms with big gender pay gaps will struggle to attract talent [RTÉ] 2023-01-06

UK Admin assistant awarded £15,000 in compensation for unfair dismissal after falling pregnant [The HR Director] 2023-01-05

Iran Union Leader Says Protests Aim At Getting Rid Of “Inequality, Discrimination” [Iranwire] 2023-01-05

Zimbabwe Union demands daytime duties for female security guards [The Chronicle] 2023-01-05

China Worker fired over pregnancy wins historic civil claim for equal rights violation [China Labour Bulletin] 2023-01-03

Philippines Philippine unions intensify campaign to ratify C190 [PSI] 2023-01-03

India / Madhya Pradesh Ujjain: Anganwadi workers to hold dharna on January 4 [The Free Press Journal] 2023-01-03

Europe Pay transparency yes, but we need more for equal pay [Social Europe] 2023-01-03

Uruguay Nursing Worker Protections to Expand as Carveouts Rattle Nerves [Bloomberg] 2023-01-03

Canada Immigrant Care Workers Deserve Better than Gig Work [The Tyee] 2023-01-01

Israel Bread and Roses Art Exhibition Raises Funds to Support Arab Women in the Workforce [Davar] 2023-01-01

USA / Hawaii From cashier to union president, Domingo reflects on Maui days, supporters [Now] 2022-12-31

USA Who’s Left Behind by Unpaid Leave [onlabor] 2022-12-31

Canada / New Brunswick Judge dismisses former JDI worker's lawsuit against union and its rep [CBC] 2022-12-30

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Pay Equity Legislation Improvements a Top Priority for Federation of Labour in 2023 [VOCM] 2022-12-30

New Zealand Nurse returns to car after hospital shift to find 'abusive' xonstruction workers fenced it in [Stuff] 2022-12-28

USA / USA / California NNU-CNA Berkeley Sutter Alta Bates Hospital Nurses Fed Up With Concession Contracts Hit The Streets [LVP] For more info 2022-12-25

Canada / Quebec Because women also get to have their say! [FIQ] 2022-12-25

USA / New York Nearly 99% of NYC RN's vote to authorize strike [NYSNA] 2022-12-25

Afghanistan Taliban orders NGOs to ban women from coming into work [Radio New Zealand International] 2022-12-24

UK Countdown starts on fight to defend vital work, environmental and other protections [TUC] 2022-12-22

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Pat Cullen: Who is the RCN nursing union boss leading strikes? [BBC] 2022-12-22

Ireland Gender pay gap 'unacceptably high' in banking sector - FSU [RTÉ] 2022-12-21

Belarus / Europe BKDP Women's Network Chair Participated in PERC Conference [Salidarnast] 2022-12-19

Australia An awe-inspiring 2022 for working women [Australian Unions] 2022-12-19

UK / Thailand Workers in Thailand who made F&F jeans for Tesco ‘trapped in effective forced labour’ [The Guardian] 2022-12-18

Europe Historical progress made in the push for pay parity [Eurocadres] 2022-12-17

Pakistan Labour rights organizations hail advent of the Pakistan Accord� [WRC] 2022-12-17

Global Rewriting the story: New project to improve gender portrayal in politics [IFJ] 2022-12-15

Yemen Journalist Hala Badawy released from prison [IFJ] 2022-12-15

UK / Northern Ireland Woman slapped on bottom at work settles sexual harassment case for £90,000 [The Guardian] 2022-12-15

Ireland Irish Whiskey Museum must pay €22,500 to former manager, WRC rules [Irish Times] 2022-12-15

UK TUC: Ministers must act now on pay [TUC] 2022-12-13

New Zealand Nurses union backs Te Whata Ora's bid to push forward with new pay equity rates [Radio New Zealand] 2022-12-13

USA / California 21,000 northern California Kaiser nurses ratify new four year contract with strong recruitment and retention and patient safety provisions [National Nurses United] 2022-12-12

Iran #16Days: BWI condemns gender-based violence in Iran [BWI] 2022-12-12

UK 2022 the UK’s worst year for real wage growth since 1977, TUC says [TUC] 2022-12-12

Australia Progress stalls on bridging gender pay gap [The New Daily] 2022-12-12

South Africa Human rights report shows need to decriminalise sex workers, says NGO [GroundUp] 2022-12-12

Global Unions must be part of LGBTQI+ dialogue [IndustriALL] 2022-12-12

Iran #16Days: BWI condemns gender-based violence in Iran [BWI] 2022-12-10

Australia ‘Everyday conditions’: Female tradies lift lid on gross work issue [] 2022-12-10

Australia Women tradies building new careers [AEU] 2022-12-10

Australia Social media abuse highlights importance of online player protections [PFA] 2022-12-10

Australia “Don’t read the comments”: women journalists harassed out of a job [Australian Unions] 2022-12-09

UK Working in extreme heat puts strain on foetus [BBC] 2022-12-08

Global #16Days | Using technology to foster meaningful conversations on gender-based violence [Education International] 2022-12-07

Global #16Days: Unions push for “rainbow workplaces,” gender-fair climate response [BWI] 2022-12-07

Brazil #16Days | Brazilian women fighting to protect the Amazon [EI] 2022-12-07

Australia / Western Australia WA nurses and midwives defy intimidation [GLW] 2022-12-06

South Africa Sonke Gender Justice pleased with progress of decriminalising sex work [IOL] 2022-12-06

Canada National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women [CUPE] 2022-12-06