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New Zealand Claud Switzer staff walk off the job to fight for penalty rates [NZ Herald] 2021-10-26

New Zealand Rest home workers strike: 'We can't afford to lose pay or staff' [E tu union] 2021-10-26

Canada / British Columbia This BC Hotel Fired Workers During the Pandemic. Most Who Lost Their Jobs Were Women of Colour. [Press Progress] 2021-10-26

Pakistan Online harassment storm against BBC journalist [IFJ] 2021-10-25

USA McDonald's workers plan one-day strike to protest sexual harassment of employees [Yahoo] 2021-10-25

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India / Karnataka Garment workers still waiting for VDA [The Hindu] 2021-10-25

USA Latina Equal Pay Day highlights 'chronic state of working poverty' [Lohud] 2021-10-25

Canada I used to joke that Canada’s sex workers need a union. No one is laughing now [The Globe and Mail] 2021-10-24

Pakistan Govt urged to address issues of domestic workers [The News] 2021-10-24

USA What the Labor Movement Needs to Keep 'Striketober' Going, According to New AFL-CIO Leader Liz Shuler [Time] 2021-10-24

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Malaysia Social workers are frontliners too, provide for them in Budget 2022 [The Star] 2021-10-24

Canada / British Columbia SFU’s Cleaning and Cafeteria Staff Should Be In-House Employees [The Tyee] 2021-10-24

Canada / Ontario Supreme Court's pay equity ruling called huge victory for long-term care workers [The Citizen] 2021-10-23

Palestine DWRC implements a training course on gender equality in the world of work in Hebron [Democracy and Workers Rights Centre] 2021-10-23

Canada / Ontario Include decent work, expansion of non-profit spaces in Ontario’s child care agreement with the federal government [CUPE] 2021-10-22

Afghanistan Taliban attacks journalists reporting women’s protest [IFJ] 2021-10-22

Canada / British Columbia Hilton Vancouver Metrotown workers stage protest to mark six-month lockout [Now] 2021-10-21

Australia New data reinforces urgent need to make workplaces safer for women [ACTU] 2021-10-21

Australia Katrina Gorry on motherhood and the Matildas [PFA] 2021-10-21

Mauritius #WomenSpeak: From contractual worker to trade unionist [BWI] 2021-10-21

Caribbean Unions empower women as leaders [EI] 2021-10-21

Eswatini Nurses protest, to kick out all the sickly police officers in various hospitals after deadly shooting [The Swaziland News] 2021-10-21

Canada / British Columbia Fired houseworkers file human rights complaint against Vancouver hotel [Global] 2021-10-20

Jordan Podcast: Jordan Agricultural Workers Win Rights@Work! [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-10-20

New Zealand What will it take to close the pay gap? [Newsroom] 2021-10-20

New Zealand Minding the gap on equal pay [Radio New Zealand] 2021-10-20

USA / Illinois RN's at Community First issue 10-day notice for three-day strike [National Nurses United] 2021-10-19

USA / Massachusetts Nurses to hold October 20 information picket at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield to protest Trinity Health's failure to properly value and support nurses [Massachusetts Nurses Association] 2021-10-19

Canada / Quebec Daycare workers reject Quebec's immediate pay hike offer as strikes continue [The Gazette] 2021-10-19

Canada / Quebec Another union turns up the pressure in ongoing Quebec daycare strikes [CTV] 2021-10-19

Canada ACTRA celebrates the achievements of women in Canada’s screen-based industry during Women’s History Month [ACTRA] 2021-10-18

Canada SCC ruling a victory for working women [CLC] 2021-10-18

USA Healthcare industry pressures spurring strikes across the country [Buffalo News] 2021-10-17

USA / Massachusetts St Vincent nurses response to Tenet's announcement today of their implementation of last, best and final offer after declaring illegal impasse [Massachusetts Nurses Association] 2021-10-16

USA / New York NYS AG Letitia James addresses CWA workers on strike at Mercy Hospital [WIVB] 2021-10-16

UK Half of working mums don’t get the flexibility they ask for – TUC survey [TUC] 2021-10-15

Canada / Ontario Supreme Court of Canada Denies Ford Government and Nursing Homes' Attempt to Block Pay Equity Access for Women Working in Healthcare [SEIU] 2021-10-15

New Zealand Nurses accept DHB offer with firm majority [NZNO-Toputanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa] 2021-10-15

Canada Immigrant women briefly came into the spotlight as the hardest hit faction of Canada’s workforce. Those numbers don’t tell nearly enough of the story [The Local] 2021-10-15

Canada / Quebec Faced with strikes in daycares, Quebec boosts salaries for early childhood educators [CBC] 2021-10-15

UK Almost 150,000 self-funding carers propping up 'broken system' [GMB] 2021-10-15

France Disneyland Paris Housekeeping Cast Members Go On Strike Regarding Work Conditions [WNT] 2021-10-15

UK Menopause symptoms forcing women to take time off work, research suggests [Morning Star] 2021-10-14

UK UCL research showing families in need turning to schools for support with clothing and food [NEU] 2021-10-14

USA / New York New York Attorney -General sends cease and desist to hospital allegedly using unlicensed temporary staffing agency amid strike [HealthcareDive] 2021-10-14

USA / New York Mercy Hospital strike Day 11: Still no deal [] 2021-10-12

Ireland Connolly nurses protest over continued unsafe working conditions [INMO] 2021-10-12

New Zealand / Pacific Pay gap for Pasifika women largest in NZ [Radio New Zealand] 2021-10-12

Australia Behind the scenes, life’s a struggle for frontline retail workers [Today] 2021-10-11

USA / California California nurses condemn potential end of Bay area mask mandate, call for multiple measures of infection control [National Nurses United] 2021-10-10

Canada Pay Equity: Finally Some Dates and Payments for Retroactive Benefits Owed as a Result of a Workplace Injury [CUPW] 2021-10-10

Canada 2021 National Women’s Conference: Women Have Power – Let’s Use It [PSAC] 2021-10-10

USA / Massachusetts 'This is not where we expected to be': Massachusetts nurses-strike hits seven month mark [NBC] 2021-10-10

South Africa / Eastern Cape Hospital rape accused due in court [DispatchLIVE] 2021-10-09

UK CWU women welcome agreement on issue of new Royal Mail personal attack alarms [CWU] 2021-10-08

Australia Luba Grigorovitch appointed as RTBU's first female National President [RTBU] 2021-10-08

USA / New York The Buffalo Hospial strike is the latest in a new wave of labour unrest [The Nation] 2021-10-08

UK Asos offers staff flexible work and paid leave during menopause [The Guardian] 2021-10-07

Canada / Alberta Lethbridge workers protest Extendicare benefit cuts [Global] 2021-10-07

USA / Massachusetts St Vincent nurses strike regrettably reaches seven months on Oct 8th [Massachusetts Nurses Association] 2021-10-07

Canada How the Laws Make Sex Work Less Safe [The Local] 2021-10-06

Australia Statement regarding allegations by players in relation to the environment in Australian women’s football [PFA] 2021-10-06

UK Former Kent teacher died of mesothelioma after suspected asbestos exposure at school [kent Online] 2021-10-06

USA / New York Mercy Nurses: Strike will continue until agreement reached [Spectrum local news] 2021-10-06

USA / New York Hospital workers strike over staffing shortages in Upstate New York [CBS] 2021-10-06

Canada / Alberta Alberta will 'immediately' fill nurse shortages with third party staff: Nurses Union [CTV Edmonton] 2021-10-06

USA / Global Everything That Has Happened Since The Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Was Filed [Kotaku] 2021-10-05

Australia / Australian Capital Territory UnionsACT Gendered Violence in the Workplace Report 2021 [UnionsACT] 2021-10-05

Afghanistan / Australia Afghanistan crisis: How PFA members can help [PFA] 2021-10-05

New Zealand NZPFU cancels function commemorating 40 years of career women firefighters [NZPFU-Te Kahui Kaipatuahi O Aotearoa] 2021-10-05

India / Tamil Nadu Sitting pretty? Indian shop workers win the right to a chair [The National Post] 2021-10-04

Canada What the remastered queer film classic 'Working Girls' can teach us about sex work today [Yahoo] 2021-10-04

Vietnam From bathroom queues to loud sex: workers’ on-site travails [VN Express] 2021-10-04

Bangladesh ‘A minimum wage that doesn’t ensure minimum dignity’ [The Daily Star] 2021-10-04

UK Poor staffing and safety fears is driving midwives out of the NHS [The Independent] 2021-10-04

South Africa SADTU statement on World Teacher's Day [SADTU] 2021-10-04

USA / California Doctors Medical RN's picket Oct5 to protest unsafe staffing [National Nurses United] 2021-10-04

USA / Massachusetts Nurses from Central Mass. applaud St Vincent nurses for helping confront Delta surge, decry Tennent Healthcare's refusal to end strike and endanger community by by closing beds and services [Massachusetts Nurses Association] 2021-10-03

Afghanistan Future professional hopes dashed for women in Afghanistan’s media [IFJ] 2021-10-03

Canada Making History: IAM Develops Mentoring Program for Female Leaders [IAMAW] 2021-10-03

Japan Yoshino to be 1st woman to chair Japan’s largest labor group [Asahi Shimbun] For more info 2021-10-01

Ireland Defence Forces system ‘failed’ harassed and bullied women [Irish Times] 2021-10-01

UK National Chair responds to sentencing of Wayne Couzens [polfed] 2021-10-01

Canada / Global 'This is hazardous waste': Experts warn of high levels of chemicals in clothes by some fast-fashion retailers [CBC] 2021-10-01

Australia Nowhere to go – next steps and how to get involved [ETU] 2021-10-01

Australia In My Words: Lydia Williams on the 2015 Matildas strike [PFA] 2021-10-01

UK Judges criticise Met police after woman wins spy cop case [The Guardian] 2021-09-30

UK National Insurance hike will snatch £120 million from carers' pockets [GMB] 2021-09-29

UK Working from home boosts career progress, say half of women [BBC] 2021-09-28

USA / California Los Angeles nurses to hold action for patient safety [National Nurses United] 2021-09-28

USA / Massachusetts 'No more bare bones staffing': More than 200 days later St Vincent nurses still on strike [NBC-Boston] 2021-09-27

India / Tamil Nadu The right to sit must be the beginning [HT] 2021-09-27

Canada In Memoriam: Canada’s Health Care Workers Who Have Died of COVID-19 [CFNU] 2021-09-26

Global #WomenSpeak: Gender equality demands the unions’ hard work [ICM] 2021-09-26

Pakistan / Afghanistan PFUJ stands in solidarity with women journalists in Afghanistan and Indian Held Kashmir [IFJ] 2021-09-26

USA / USA / Louisiana New Orleans ATU 1560 Pres Valerie Jefferson Fired By RTA For Defending Worker and Human Rights [LVP] For more info 2021-09-25

USA / Massachusetts St Vincent nurses statement in response to Govorners' tweet regarding the strike [Massachusetts Nurses Association] 2021-09-25

Australia / Victoria Union claims pregnant Metro worker forced to take wage cut [The Age] 2021-09-24

Mexico Agency fines soccer teams for capping female players' wages [AP] 2021-09-24

USA A Landmark Win for Domestic Workers Lurks in the Reconciliation Bill [In These Times] 2021-09-24