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UK Pregnant women need better Covid safety at work, say campaigners [The Guardian] 2021-04-21

UK Spycops made jokes about having sex with targets in front of managers, inquiry hears [Morning Star] 2021-04-21

UK Met police spy met woman under fake ID and later had child with her, inquiry hears [The Guardian] 2021-04-21

Somalia Somalia recognizes decent work for women and men as the foundation of peace and resilience [ILO] 2021-04-20

South Africa NUM Women Structure National Committee meeting statement [MarketScreener] 2021-04-20

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South Africa NUM National Women Structure welcomes sentencing of Nombuso Dube’s murderer [COSATU] 2021-04-20

South Africa SAFTU welcomes Constitutional Court rulings on matrimonial property [SAFTU] 2021-04-20

UK Government must act over minimum wage laws affecting care workers [UNISON] 2021-04-20

South Africa NUM women slam rising wage gap [The Independent] 2021-04-20

Bangladesh Promoting Safe Migration for the Women of Bangladesh [The Daily Star] 2021-04-20

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UK UK workers’ rights neglected during pandemic, Labour warns [Guardian] 2021-04-20

Colombia Feminist Political Movement Organizes for Change in Colombia [Nacla] 2021-04-20

UK Spycops were ‘encouraged’ to sleep with their targets, tribunal hears [Morning Star] 2021-04-20

UK Police spy’s bosses knew activist was being duped into sexual relationship, court told [The Guardian] 2021-04-20

Lesotho Fired QMMH nurses in talks with govenment [Lesotho Times] 2021-04-19

UK Labour focusses on 'A brighter future for our high streets' [USDAW] 2021-04-19

USA / California Our Statement Regarding Dominic Foppoli - He Must Go! [North Bay Labor Cncl / AFL-CIO] 2021-04-18

Canada / British Columbia Burnaby hotel workers locked out just hours after one-day strike protested 'mass firings' [Now] 2021-04-18

Sri Lanka “Pay Your Workers” $24 m the apparel industry owes [The Times] 2021-04-18

Australia Meet Australia’s first female stunt coordinators [MEAA] 2021-04-16

Australia Response to Respect@Work [Professionals Australia] 2021-04-16

Global Fired, Then Robbed - Fashion brands’ complicity in wage theft during Covid-19 [WRC] 2021-04-16

Saudi Arabia / Sri Lanka Women migrant workers detained for month [Amnesty International] 2021-04-15

UK Almost 40% of UK workers ‘get less than a week’s notice of shift patterns’ [Guardian] 2021-04-15

Australia Fair Work Commission to consider need for paid family and domestic violence leave [ACTU] 2021-04-15

UK 1,200 threatened jobs at Asda bakeries must be saved [GMB] 2021-04-15

USA Resources for the Bulk of Nonprofit Workers — Women [NonProfit PRO] 2021-04-14

UK TUC – compulsory vaccinations for care staff is 'ill-thought through' [TUC] 2021-04-14

UK Persuasion not coercion must be the key to drive vaccine take-up, says UNISON [UNISON] 2021-04-14

UK Compulsory vaccinations for care home staff must be thought through carefully [Unite the union] 2021-04-14

UK Thousands in UK may have missed out on work rights redress, study finds [The Guardian] 2021-04-14

New Zealand Women tradies say they're dealing barriers including sexist comments, toilet access [Radio New Zealand] 2021-04-14

New Zealand DHB's offer lacking and will put patients at risk [TVNZ] 2021-04-13

USA / California Barton RN's to hold two-day strike April 16-17 [National Nurses United] 2021-04-13

Australia Sexual harassment of women in small businesses is rife, reporting is rare [ABC] 2021-04-13

Australia Gender equality advocates join unions to condemn Morrison Government’s response to sexual harassment [ACTU] 2021-04-13

New Zealand Nurses find first DHB collective agreement offer completely unacceptable [NZNO-Toputanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa] 2021-04-12

Australia ‘Kick them to the curb’: Activists demand sacking of sexist ministers [Honi Soit] 2021-04-10

UK Harassment, Abuse and Violence Against Women [NEU] 2021-04-09

UK Monaghan Report [GMB] 2021-04-09

Nicaragua Podcast: LGBTQ+ Domestic Workers Win Rights with Their Union [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-04-08

New Zealand Urgent action required on cervical cancer self swabbing [ASMS-Toi Mata Hauora] 2021-04-08

Canada Equal Pay Day 2021 [NUPGE] 2021-04-08

Canada Unions #DemandBetter for Equal Pay Day 2021 [CLC] 2021-04-08

Canada / Ontario ONA demands Ford government drop gender-biased pay equity dispute against nurses [ONA] 2021-04-08

Australia / Queensland Clearing the way for more female bussies [RTBU] 2021-04-07

Australia “You could come to my room and I’d lock you in” – Hair stylist shares her story [HSA] 2021-04-07

Global World Health Day: ICN applaudes progress in vaccinations but obstacles to vaccine equity still exist [International Congress of Nurses] 2021-04-07

Nepal Returnee migrants back to square one in Nepal [Arbetet Global] 2021-04-06

Australia Taking domestic violence leave at work [ABC] 2021-04-06

USA / California RN's at HCA's Regional Medical Center of San Jose hold action Tuesday: red alert on unsafe staffing [National Nurses United] 2021-04-06

New Zealand Pregnant women struggling to find midwives [Newshub] 2021-04-05

New Zealand / Philippines Vital pathway for thousands of Philipino nurses coming to NZ for work in doubt [TVNZ] 2021-04-05

UK Culture of sexual abuse in schools toxic for teachers too, says union [Guardian] 2021-04-05

Middle East Union Women Launch Global Petition to End Gender-Based Violence at Work [Solidarity Center] For more info 2021-04-05

South Africa Sexual harassment complaints against NTI manager ‘ignored’ [Mail & Guardian] 2021-04-04

Canada Sex Worker Advocates Launch New Challenge to Prostitution Laws [The Tyee] 2021-04-04

Canada / Quebec The APTS-FIQ alliance demands due recognition of women’s expertise [FIQ] 2021-04-04

Canada / Quebec Domestic violence requires urgent action [FIQ] 2021-04-04

Canada / Ontario All About Pay Equity with Andrea Sobko [ONA] 2021-04-04

Canada / New Brunswick “Racism exists in New Brunswick: We must use that word” [NB Media Co-op] 2021-04-04

Canada / Bangladesh RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week of March 28 to April 2, 2021: 'How do they go to bed with a clear conscience?' [RadioLabour] 2021-04-03

USA San Joaquin County nurses ratify a new contract with protections to improve patient safety [National Nurses United] 2021-04-02

USA / California New law requiring hospitals to maintain a three-month supply of PPE takes effect April 1 [National Nurses United] 2021-04-02

UK Create colourful window displays to support NHS staff [RCM] 2021-04-01

UK Minimum wage increase not enough says Usdaw [USDAW] 2021-04-01

UK Government's new policing Bill will see ‘many more Shrewsburys,’ campaigners warn [Morning Star] 2021-04-01

UK TUC: 1 in 3 key workers earn less than £10 an hour [TUC] 2021-03-31

Ireland Pregnant teachers want clarity on remote work after Easter [Irish Examiner] 2021-03-31

Ireland Men 'privileged over women' in Irish traditional music [BBC] 2021-03-31

Canada Groups representing sex-trade workers launch legal challenge of Canada's prostitution laws [CBC] 2021-03-31

Canada / Ontario “Don’t appeal pay equity court decision that would see our wages rise,” long-term care workers urge Ontario Premier [CUPE] 2021-03-31

Ireland Government approves amendments to gender pay gap legislation [Irish Times] 2021-03-31

New Zealand Job losses due to minimum wage increase will never happen-CTU [Newshub] 2021-03-31

El Salvador Conflict transformation in a domestic workers’ union [Relief Web] 2021-03-30

India 'I Can't Earn More Than Rs 125 A Day No Matter How Hard I Work' [India Spend] 2021-03-30

USA / Massachusetts Meet One Of The Original Union Leaders Of The 9to5 Movement, Which Began In Boston [WGBH] 2021-03-30

Canada USW raises the bar on women’s safety [COHS] 2021-03-30

New Zealand Light at the end of the tunnel for Lifewise workers [The Spinoff] 2021-03-30

Australia / New South Wales Heroic efforts of Lismore midwives' honoured [NSWNMA] 2021-03-29

Global C20 - L20 - Y20 Statement: Preventing and combating violence against women and girls and domestic violence as a violation of human rights [ITUC] 2021-03-29

New Zealand #StopAsianHate Rally Aotearoa New Zealand (27 March 2021) [Youtube] 2021-03-28

Canada / Bangladesh Trade unionists urge Canadian brands to support RMG workers [The Financial Express] 2021-03-28

India / Haryana A year into lockdown, migrant labourers in Guragon continue to struggle without work [First Post] 2021-03-28

Canada RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week of March 21-26, 2021: Expensive coats and poor wages at Canada Goose [RadioLabour] 2021-03-27

Caribbean / Latin America Economic recovery requires gender equality [BWI] 2021-03-27

Turkey Women forestry workers want to unionise [BWI] 2021-03-27

Global Eliminating violence against women requires eliminating it at work [ITF] 2021-03-27

Myanmar Military must be held accountable for violence against women [ITF] 2021-03-27

South Africa Forced into silence: the challenges of eliminating workplace violence against domestic workers [GLU] 2021-03-27

Australia / Australian Capital Territory Parliament staff demand urgent workplace changes to fix ‘toxic culture’ [The New Daily] 2021-03-27

UK Win! GMB hails “massive” victory in High Court battle with Asda [Union News] 2021-03-27

UK ASDA workers’ Supreme Court ruling “good news” for Sainsbury’s staff fighting similar claim [Unite the union] 2021-03-27

New Zealand New Zealand's new miscarriage leave law lauded around the world [Newshub] 2021-03-26

UK GMB hails ‘massive victory’ in supreme court for 40,000 Asda workers on equal pay [GMB] 2021-03-26

UK Show support for NHS pay rise with posters in windows, say health unions [Unite the union] 2021-03-26

Ireland Extension of parental leave discriminates against single parents, Dáil hears [Irish Examiner] 2021-03-26

Canada Feminist writer Catherine Macleod brought together activism and artistic expression [The Globe and Mail] 2021-03-26

Canada The many burdens of women's work [rabble] 2021-03-26

UK Asda workers win key appeal in equal pay fight [BBC] 2021-03-26