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UK Support with summer childcare [PCS] 2021-08-05

New Zealand Midwives employed by DHB's set to strike next week [Radio New Zealand] 2021-08-05

New Zealand Midwives striking and marching on Monday [Radio New Zealand] 2021-08-05

Brazil #WomenSpeak: The story of Brazil’s Rita Assis [BWI] 2021-08-04

New Zealand Nurses to strike again on 19th August [Radio New Zealand] 2021-08-03

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India Coronavirus likely to lock India's women out of job market for years [Saltwire] 2021-08-03

USA / Nevada Mountainview Hospital nurses to picket Wednesday, call on HCA to invest in RN staff and patient care [National Nurses United] 2021-08-03

USA El Paso nurses reach agreement with HCA on new collective bargaining contract [National Nurses United] 2021-08-02

New Zealand NZNO issues next strike notices [NZNO-Toputanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa] 2021-08-02

Pakistan COVID-19 vaccination awareness campaign for women farm workers in Pakistan [IUF Asia/Pacific] 2021-08-02

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Bangladesh / Pakistan Pakistan Food Workers’ Federation condemns killing of workers in Bangladesh fire tragedy, calls on Shezan International to take responsibility [IUF Asia/Pacific] 2021-08-02

Canada PSAC welcomes Employment Equity Act review task force, calls for more worker voices [PSAC] 2021-08-02

Tanzania Tanzanian union addresses gender-based violence in textile and garment factories [IndustriALL] 2021-07-31

New Zealand Fed-up Christchurch ED nurses issue notice to their bosses [TVNZ] 2021-07-31

Canada / British Columbia Port Coquitlam protest wants terminated Richmond hotel workers rehired [The News] 2021-07-31

New Zealand Nurses turned down Govt's 'vague' pay offer as they don't trust DHB's to deliver [Newshub] 2021-07-30

New Zealand Nurses decline pay offer, two more planned strikes to go ahead [Stuff] 2021-07-30

New Zealand Health boards resisting penalty payments for nurses in under-staffed wards, union says [Stuff] 2021-07-30

New Zealand Nurses reject government's latest pay offer, strikes back on the table [Radio New Zealand] 2021-07-29

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

USA National Nurses United applauds CDC for recommending a partial return to indoor masking, recommends more be done [National Nurses United] 2021-07-27

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

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

New Zealand Maternity units in Wellington region short 1/4 of their workforce [MERAS] 2021-07-18

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

New Zealand Wellington Hospital ED nurses issue notice to management to fix unsafe working conditions [TVNZ] 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

New Zealand 'Staffing emergency' at Auckland Hospital putting patients in harm's way-union [Stuff] 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