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Canada Unifor continues annual donation and support to women’s shelters across Canada [Unifor] 2019-12-15

New Zealand Midwives petition reaches 10,000 [NZCOM] 2019-12-15

UK Boris Johnson's government spends first day fighting to keep trade talks secret [Global Justice Now] 2019-12-14

India / Karnataka Anganwadi Workers Protest In Karnataka In Front Of DC's Office [Republic World] 2019-12-13

Spain These sex workers are fighting for union rights, leaving Spanish feminists conflicted [The Times] 2019-12-13

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Australia Dangerous and outrageous – Councils of Social Service condemn proposed funding cut to national voice for First Nations women on domestic violence [ACOSS] 2019-12-13

Australia / Northern Territory Sex Workers Finally Have Decriminalisation: An Interview With SWOP NT’s Coordinator Leanne Melling [SCL] 2019-12-13

Australia McManus says burka no different to dresses heels [Stock Daily Dish] 2019-12-13

Canada Heather Kelley talks about the IAM Canadian Women’s Program [IAMAW] 2019-12-13

USA The New Union Label: Female, Progressive and Very Anti-Trump [Politico] 2019-12-12

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Canada Canada must ratify ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment, urges NUPGE [NUPGE] 2019-12-12

USA / USA / California Emergency Life & Death Staffing Crisis At SFGH: SEIU1021 Nurses Speak At SF Board of Supervisors [LVP] For more info 2019-12-12

Korea (North) Women in Samjiyon’s work units fall victim to sexual assault [DailyNK] 2019-12-11

Canada / Manitoba Indigenous Women’s Healing Centre’s first collective agreement includes paid days off for traditional Indigenous ceremonies [CUPE] 2019-12-11

New Zealand All workers deserve bereavement leave following miscarriages and stillbirths [PSA-Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi] 2019-12-11

Canada / Ontario Film on 1970s Push for Equality on Campus [CU] 2019-12-10

UK Fantastic support for the TUC’s 13th Annual Reclaim the Night March and Rally [TUC] 2019-12-10

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador Office to Advance Women Apprentices opening new career doors for 10 years [The Chronicle-Herald] 2019-12-09

UK ths to women aged 45 or above are at their highest level since records began [RCM] 2019-12-09

New Zealand KFC, Pizza Hut forced to apologize over handling of staff rape and harassment cases [Fairfax Media] 2019-12-08

Canada Statement for December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women [USW] 2019-12-06

Canada / Nova Scotia CUPE Nova Scotia Women's Committee calls on province for prevention strategies and services to combat femicide [CUPE] 2019-12-06

Canada National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence against Women is December 6 [HEU] 2019-12-06

Canada Thirty years later, we must be better [CUPW] 2019-12-06

Canada / New Brunswick Services of Remembrance & Action to End Violence Against Women [NBFL] 2019-12-06

Canada / New Brunswick NBFL Statement for December 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women [NBFL] 2019-12-06

Canada / Ontario National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence against Women is December 6 [ONA] 2019-12-06

Canada National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women: 30 Years Later – We Remember [PSAC] 2019-12-06

Canada December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women [UFCW Canada] 2019-12-06

Canada / Alberta What's behind the United Conservative Party's emerging fury at nurses? [rabble] 2019-12-06

Australia / Taiwan Women forced to perform sexual favors in Australia [The Times] 2019-12-06

Brazil Study: Gender Violence Rife in Brazil Garment Factories [Solidarity Center] For more info 2019-12-06

Canada / British Columbia Hotel workers' union president Zailda Chan forges solidarity by connecting viscerally with the membership [The Georgia Straight] 2019-12-05

Canada Remembering École Polytechnique: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women [NUPGE] 2019-12-05

Australia / Taiwan 8 Taiwanese women sexually abused in Australia on fruit-picking working holiday [The News] 2019-12-05

Asia / Pacific Asia Pacific Regional Women’s Committee Calls for Ratification of C190 [BWI] 2019-12-05

Global BWI Global Women News [BWI] 2019-12-05

Australia / South Australia Fruit picking backpackers caught in 'debt bondage' are forced to perform sex acts in exchange for more hours to pay their bills [The Daily Mail] 2019-12-04

UK Jeremy Corbyn calls out ‘UK’s five worst employers’ as he launches workers’ manifesto [Independent] 2019-12-03

Canada / USA After strike at hotel with ties to Stanford, workers reach agreement with management [The Daily] 2019-12-03

Australia Workers call on politicians to stand-up for super & women [ANMF] 2019-12-03

Pakistan Female journalist killed by her husband [IFJ] 2019-12-02

Australia Workers call on politicians to stand-up for super & women [SDA] 2019-12-02

Canada / Quebec Conjugal violence reaches into workplace, campaign tells Quebec employers [The Gazette] 2019-12-01

Nepal Nepal’s labour migration policy: by men, for men [The Post] 2019-12-01

New Zealand It’s time to pay the sisters the same as the misters! [NZCTU] 2019-12-01

India Women are beginning to demand and get equal pay [TNN] 2019-12-01

UK Millions forced to choose between eating or heating [Morning Star] 2019-11-30

USA / New York 'Not the boys' club anymore': Eight women take a swing at the construction industry [NBC] 2019-11-30

Australia Why Australia's growing number of migrant care workers need more support [SBS] 2019-11-30

Global / India AIRF Condemns the Brutal Rape and Murder of Dr Priyanka Reddy [Indian Express] For more info 2019-11-30

UK City investors urge UK's top firms to pay workers living wage [Guardian] 2019-11-28

UK Leaked papers prove Tories want to sell off NHS, claims Corbyn [Guardian] 2019-11-28

Canada Border workers' union says 'two-tier system' at CBSA creates toxic environment [CTV] 2019-11-28

UK Beauty industry bullying: 'I saw strong women cry at their desks' [BBC] 2019-11-28

UK Bullying rife in 'toxic' beauty industry [BBC] 2019-11-28

New Zealand Gender pay gap: Female medical specialists paid less per hour than male co-workers [Stuff] 2019-11-28

South Africa Government urged to implement Femicide Act as GBV continues [ANA/IOL] 2019-11-27

South Africa No violence against women and children should be daily reality – POPCRU [Politicsweb] 2019-11-27

Australia Lactalis women workers in Australia on strike for equality [IUF] 2019-11-27

Australia Trabajadoras de Lactalis en Australia en huelga por igualdad [UITA] 2019-11-27

Africa Africa Unions Address Gender-Based Violence at Work [Solidarity Center] 2019-11-27

South Africa SAFTU statement on 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children [SAFTU] 2019-11-26

Global ILO: End violence and harassment in the world of work [ILO] 2019-11-26

Canada International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women [NUPGE] 2019-11-26

Australia / Queensland Cut to penalty rates hits women hardest in Cairns, says Green [The Post] 2019-11-26

Global Why aren’t global clothing brands responding to #MeToo? [Eco Business] 2019-11-26

New Zealand E tu stands tall for White Ribbon's unspoken message [E tu union] 2019-11-25

UK Usdaw response to the Conservative manifesto launch [USDAW] 2019-11-25

Australia 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence [AEU] 2019-11-25

Australia Labor piles pressure on government to fix gender pay gap [The New Daily] 2019-11-25

Global 16 Days of Activist Starts TODAY! [Solidarity Center] For more info 2019-11-25

Canada Unions call on newly elected government to ratify global convention on violence and harassment [CLC] 2019-11-25

Global 16 Days of Action to End Gender Violence at Work [Fashion Revolution] 2019-11-25

Global C190 - It can change lives! [IndustriALL] 2019-11-25

Global / India Elimination of Violence Against Women - [AIRF Communication Centre] For more info 2019-11-24

USA Google employees protest the company’s “attempt to silence workers” [Sky] 2019-11-24

Bangladesh Capital punishment demanded for people accused in Tazreen factory fire [The Daily Star] 2019-11-24

Ireland Hotel told to pay €25,000 to deputy manager who suffered miscarriage weeks after unfair dismissal [Irish Independent] 2019-11-23

Global / UK Elimination of Violence Against Women - [AIRF Communication Centre] For more info Image 2019-11-23

UK Liz Truss must release records of US-UK trade talks following drug prices 'pledge' [Global Justice Now] 2019-11-22

Global It’s time to #RatifyC190 [ITUC] 2019-11-22

Global It’s time to #RatifyC190 [IFJ] 2019-11-22

Global IFJ launches guidelines to fight back collectively against online trolling of women journalists [IFJ] 2019-11-22

Global UNI launches campaign to ratify ILO C190 against workplace violence [UNI Global Union] 2019-11-22

UK / Global IFJ fight back against online trolling of women journalists [NUJ] 2019-11-22

Global In the Quest of (at least) Two Countries [PSI] 2019-11-22

Global / Global Elimination of Violence Against Women [AIRF Communication Centre] For more info 2019-11-21

Global / Switzerland IndustriALL World Women Conference - as it happened [IndustriALL] 2019-11-21

Global / Switzerland Our future, our union – IndustriALL Women’s Conference demands transformative agenda [IndustriALL] 2019-11-21

Australia The aged care system strips many of their dignity. And that takes a toll on workers like Marta [ABC] 2019-11-21

Ukraine NPGU won't tolerate sexist attitude toward female leaders [KVPU] For more info 2019-11-21

Global / Switzerland Nuestro futuro, nuestro sindicato – La Con-ferencia de la Mujer de IndustriALL exige una agenda transformadora [IndustriALL] 2019-11-21

Canada / Manitoba New president aims to rebuild Winnipeg Labour Council after predecessor's resignation [CBC] 2019-11-20

UK scandal of 30,000 NHS workers on zero hours contracts [GMB] 2019-11-20

UK TUC welcomes Labour’s crackdown on poverty [TUC] 2019-11-20

Global / India AIRF Observes World Toilet Day - 2019 [AIRF Communication Centre] For more info Image 2019-11-19

Global / India Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, AIRF's Message on World Toilet Day [AIRF Communication Centre] For more info 2019-11-19

Nepal Women go abroad for work and return duped and abused [The Post] 2019-11-19

Australia / USA What the USWNT can learn from Australia's equal pay deal [Yahoo] 2019-11-19