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UK Debenhams 2,500 job losses announced - Usdaw calls for urgent talks [USDAW] 2020-08-12

South Africa Women continue to suffer violence, discrimination, patriarchy - Numsa [ANA/IOL] 2020-08-10

New Zealand Election 2020: Jacinda Ardern renews vow for fair pay agreements [Radio New Zealand] 2020-08-10

South Africa NUM Women's Structure National Women's Day message [MarketScreener] 2020-08-10

Morocco Morocco Garment Workers Stand Strong Against Union Busting [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-08-10

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South Africa COSATU welcomes President Ramaphosa’s pledge to ratify Convention 190 to fight violence and harassment in the workplace [COSATU] 2020-08-10

India India's Army Of 600,000 Virus-Hunting Women Health Workers Goes On Strike [NCTV] For more info 2020-08-09

South Africa Support for women informal workers is urgent as pandemic unfolds [The Conversation] 2020-08-09

Australia PFA releases ‘Professional Women’s Football: The Next Step’ white paper [PFA] 2020-08-09

Germany Coronavirus in Germany: How a Romanian sex worker is affected by prostitution ban [Deutsche Welle] 2020-08-08

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South Africa SAFTU statement on Women’s Day 09 August 2020 [SAFTU] 2020-08-08

USA / USA / California Alameda CLC ED Elisabeth Ortega-Torro Supporting A's Billionaire Owner John Fisher Proposed A's Stadium In Port Of Oakland [LVP] For more info 2020-08-07

UK Female doctors in menopause retiring early due to sexism, says study [The Guardian] 2020-08-06

Guatemala Covid outbreak exposes dire conditions at Guatemala factory making US brands [The Guardian] 2020-08-06

UK Joint statement in response to rape and sexual assault allegations made against a Conservative MP [TUC] 2020-08-05

UK Charities and unions call on parliament to suspend Tory MP accused of rape [Guardian] 2020-08-05

New Zealand What a new equal pay law means for women [Stuff] 2020-08-05

Italy Advocate Reveals The Plight Of Migrant Workers [KAWC] 2020-08-05

New Zealand Handling of volunteer firefighters' sexual assault complaints 'inflamed the hurt'-union [NZ Herald] 2020-08-05

New Zealand Exclusive: Former firefighters say they were sexually assaulted by colleagues while working at FENZ [TVNZ] 2020-08-02

South Africa POPCRU concerned by increase in sexual offence numbers [Eyewitness News] 2020-08-01

South Africa Job cuts, lock-ins, and fear: Domestic workers suffer Covid-19 squeeze [GroundUp] 2020-08-01

Ethiopia Union busting at Shints garments in Ethiopia condemned [IndustriALL] 2020-08-01

Latin America Women: the new political force in Latin America [Open democracy ] 2020-08-01

Bangladesh University turning women garment workers into leaders [al Jazeera] 2020-08-01

Canada / New Brunswick Lowest-paid workers in Shannex homes in New Brunswick excluded from federal wage top-up [The Media Co-op] 2020-08-01

Canada / Nova Scotia McNeil denies equal pay for all NS LPNs [CLI] 2020-08-01

USA / USA / California 'We're With Katy' Rally To Protest Firing Of ILWU 6 VCA-Mars Unionist Katy Bradley [LVP] For more info 2020-07-31

Canada Governments Must Act Now to Address Women’s Inequality [USW] 2020-07-30

Australia Checker: W-League gains must be advanced [PFA] 2020-07-30

UK Pay is ‘elephant in the room’, says Unite, as new NHS England People Plan launched [Unite the union] 2020-07-30

Bangladesh Laid-off Bangladesh Garment Workers Rally, Win Wages, Bonus [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-07-30

Canada / British Columbia The BC Regional Council Of Carpenters Create A Home For Female Ingenuity [The Examiner] 2020-07-29

UK Selfridges planning to cut 450 jobs as annual sales expected to fall due to the pandemic [USDAW] 2020-07-29

UK Men and women's working hours 'nearly equal' [BBC] 2020-07-28

Poland / Europe EU must ratify Istanbul Convention on violence against women after Poland withdrawal reports [ETUC] 2020-07-28

UK Anger over NHS pay sparks Downing Street march tomorrow [Unite the union] 2020-07-28

New Zealand What the equal pay amendment bill means for women [The Spinoff] 2020-07-27

Asia Janhavi Dave: “We need to empower home-based workers by investing in more co-operatives. Unity builds strength and resilience” [Equal Times] 2020-07-27

UK Women told to dress ‘sexier’ for work video meetings - study [East London Guardian] 2020-07-27

India Journalist unions urge action on gender inequalities during the pandemic [IFJ] 2020-07-27

Bangladesh Garment workers to graduates: Bangladeshi women aim to shake up textile sector [Reuters] 2020-07-27

UK Union official bids to be first woman leader of Unison [Express and Star] 2020-07-27

New Zealand Historic Win In Advancing Equal Pay For Women [The Daily Blog] 2020-07-27

Canada / Ontario Child care programs in Ontario on brink of collapse, six weeks out from school opening [CUPE] 2020-07-25

Turkey COVID-19’s impect on workers [DISK] 2020-07-25

New Zealand New equal pay law will help fix the gender pay imbalance [CTU] 2020-07-25

Global COVID-19 has increased gender inequalities in the media, IFJ survey finds [IFJ] 2020-07-25

Global Women journalists experience increased gender inequality during pandemic [Unifor] 2020-07-25

Egypt Egypt: no country for all women [Open democracy] 2020-07-25

UK Economic fallout from pandemic will hit women hardest [Guardian] 2020-07-25

New Zealand 'Fixing the injustice'-new law helps fight for fair pay [Radio New Zealand] 2020-07-24

New Zealand Cash-starved Family Planning should not have to apologize to patients [ASMS-Toi Mata Hauora] 2020-07-24

New Zealand Historic win in advancing equal pay for women [E tu union] 2020-07-24

Venezuela Venezuelan Women Confront State Violence [Nacla] 2020-07-23

UK UNISON extends solidarity to women in pensions appeal hearing [UNISON] 2020-07-21

UK Campaign against state pension age changes explained – and what today’s Court of Appeal case means [inews] 2020-07-21

Rwanda Domestic workers face heightened abuse [The New Times] 2020-07-21

Slovakia NUSOJ organises training on reporting on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence [IFJ] 2020-07-21

UK Cynical pay ploy will damage trust between ministers and workers, says TUC [TUC] 2020-07-21

USA / USA / California Alameda County Highland Hospital Workers Fight Covid, Privatization, Bullying and Union Busting [LVP] For more info 2020-07-21

UK Government 'must stop garment worker exploitation' [BBC] 2020-07-20

UK Government's orders to return to work is forcing parents into ‘impossible childcare position,’ Labour charges [Morning Star] 2020-07-20

UK Hairdresser wins landmark tribunal case against bogus self-employment contracts [Morning Star] 2020-07-20

UK Help promote the new PCS pay petition [PCS] 2020-07-20

Iceland Icelandair orders pilots to take over after dismissing all its cabin crew [Flight Global] 2020-07-19

Iceland Icelandair fires all flight attendants after collective bargaining fails [Monitor] 2020-07-19

Australia 'Bold vision': Benefits and risks in ACTU push for free childcare [The Morning Herald] 2020-07-19

UK Unite members at Jamie’s Italian win landmark tribunal case against former employer [Unite the union] 2020-07-19

Canada Women & COVID-19: Pandemic could set marginalized women back for decades [PSAC] 2020-07-19

Canada Women & COVID-19: Effects will linger long after the pandemic ends [PSAC] 2020-07-19

Germany / Bulgaria Bulgarian care worker takes German nursing industry to court [Deutsche Welle] 2020-07-19

USA / USA / Colorado Workers, Liability, The Hero's Act and Health and Safety On The Job With UFCW7 President Kim Cordova [LVP] For more info 2020-07-18

New Zealand Maternity services get extra $180 million, midwives in line for pay rises [Radio New Zealand] 2020-07-17

Jordan JORDAN WORKER RIGHTS GROUPS HAIL OPENING OF CHILD CARE CENTERS [solidaritycenter.org] For more info 2020-07-16

UK Unions demand law change to safeguard rights of workers in garment factory ‘sweatshops’ [The Independent] 2020-07-15

Germany Germany’s sex workers demand to go back to work as coronavirus ban continues [CNBC] 2020-07-14

UK Usdaw welcomes compulsory wearing of face coverings in shops and calls for detailed advice to be agreed [USDAW] 2020-07-14

UK Mass unemployment is ‘biggest threat facing the UK’, warns TUC [TUC] 2020-07-14

Germany Hamburg's prostitutes demand right to work amid coronavirus [Deutsche Welle] 2020-07-13

UK Fury as new UK immigration rules bar social care workers from the country [Mirror] 2020-07-13

South Africa / Western Cape City of Cape Town denies new mother's request to work from home [Weekend Argus] 2020-07-12

Global COVID-19 Means Tough Times For World's Oldest Profession [World Crunch] 2020-07-12

Asia Covid-19: Thousands of garment workers lose jobs across Asia [The Times] 2020-07-12

USA / California Union vote highlights coronavirus crisis for California’s home day care providers [The Times] 2020-07-12

Turkey Women workers dismissed from SF Trade for union organizing [IndustriALL] ActNOW! 2020-07-11

Zimbabwe Government must drop all charges and reinstate nurses now [PSI] ActNOW! 2020-07-10

Australia AWU supporting the next generation of female leaders [AWU] 2020-07-10

Middle East Women activists in the Middle East face online bullying and sexual harassment [Opendemocracy] 2020-07-09

Argentina Activists Keep Argentina’s Abortion Reform on the Agenda Despite Covid-19 [Nacla] 2020-07-09

South Africa Women, including nurses, most affected by Covid-19 at work: Compensation Fund [TimesLIVE] 2020-07-09

Cambodia Pregnant women and local union leader reinstated in Cambodia [IndustriALL] 2020-07-08

Canada / British Columbia Hotel workers laid off during pandemic seek government protection on jobs [MSN] 2020-07-08

South Africa Outsourcing has not improved conditions for domestic workers [The Conversation] 2020-07-08

South Africa / North West COSATU Gender Structure calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare gender-based violence and femicide a national disaster [COSATU] 2020-07-07

UK Chancellor called on by Usdaw to announce an urgent retail recovery plan [USDAW] 2020-07-07

Chile Chilean Arpilleras Sustain Political Momentum During Lockdown [Nacla] 2020-07-07

UK Government rejects new law to protect retail staff from violence and abuse - Usdaw is deeply disappointed [USDAW] 2020-07-07

Europe 'What you do not see does not exist' – Promoting gender equality & diversity in the European audiovisual sector [UNI Global Union] 2020-07-06

Australia All police workers do an amazing job [Together] 2020-07-06