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South Africa Plea for special gender-based violence strategy as complaints rocket [ANA/IOL] 2020-04-06

India Workers wage daily war for survival during lockdown: survey [The Herald] 2020-04-06

Bangladesh Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers ordered home as factories stay closed [Reuters] 2020-04-06

USA SF sex workers forced to make tough and risky choices during pandemic [SF Gate] 2020-04-06

Spain Sex workers ‘out on their own’ as the €24.5 billion industry shuts down amid pandemic [Euronews] 2020-04-06

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UK / Scotland Scots prostitutes risking lives by continuing to work during coronavirus lockdown [The Daily Record] 2020-04-06

Global Unions Lead Creation of a Feminist World of Work [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-06

Canada Pandemic highlights pay gap for frontline, mostly women, workers [Unifor] 2020-04-05

UK Government must protect the health and jobs of pregnant workers, TUC warns [TUC] 2020-04-03

Bangladesh COVID-19: Bangladesh Garment Workers Stand Up for Rights [Solidarity Center] For more info 2020-04-02

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Canada Ken Neumann Statement for Equal Pay Day 2020 [USW] 2020-04-02

UK New minimum wages rates take effect from today [UNISON] 2020-04-01

Canada Pay equity matters not only during a crisis, but year-round [NUPGE] 2020-04-01

South Africa Domestic workers fear retrenchments amid Covid-19 [New Frame] 2020-03-31

Canada / British Columbia Hospitality workers' union says 90% of members have lost their jobs in past 2 weeks [CBC] 2020-03-31

Australia Why the Coronavirus cabinet must apply a gender lens to its decision-making [UNSW] 2020-03-31

USA / USA / California COVID-19 and SF DPH SEIU 1021 Community Healthcare Centers Workers Under Attack: Health and Safety Under Threat [LVP] For more info 2020-03-31

Canada / Nova Scotia Women take it on themselves to confront healthcare crisis [CLI] 2020-03-30

UK RCM makes plea to NHS leaders to protect funding for pregnant women [Union News] 2020-03-30

Canada / Ontario OPSEU demands action for Canadian Blood Services workers who aren't getting COVID-19 protections [OPSEU] 2020-03-30

New Zealand Hospital midwives unconvinced about risk from asymptomatic transmission [NZ Doctor] 2020-03-30

Canada / New Brunswick COVID-19 marks year 40 of CUPE’s fight to improve nursing homes in New Brunswick [NB Media Co-op] 2020-03-30

Canada Home is not safe for everyone: Domestic violence during a pandemic [CLC] 2020-03-29

South Africa Sex workers call on Ramaphosa to include them in plan to aid workers during lockdown [The Citizen] 2020-03-28

UK Tackle climate crisis and poverty with zeal of Covid-19 fight, scientists urge [The Guardian] 2020-03-28

USA / USA / California No More 'One Mask Per Shift' ! SF NNU CNA Nurses Demand Real Protection At St. Mary's Hospital [LVP] For more info 2020-03-27

South Africa Sex workers call on Ramaphosa to include them in plan to aid workers during lockdown [News24] 2020-03-26

South Africa Covid-19: Domestic workers still unsure what their rights are [Pretoria News] 2020-03-26

UK McCluskey: A heartfelt thanks to our reps and stewards [Unite] 2020-03-26

UK McCluskey: Working people must not pay for this crisis [Unite] 2020-03-26

UK Number of children living in poverty rises by 100,000 in a year, 'shocking' figures reveal [Independent] 2020-03-26

India / Andhra Pradesh Sanitation workers seek provision of transport, food [The Hindu] 2020-03-25

Global COVID-19 - an existential crisis for the garment industry [IndustriALL] 2020-03-24

Central America COVID-19: ‘Maquila Workers Shouldn’t Bankroll Employers’ [Solidarity Center] 2020-03-24

Bolivia Sex workers protest coronavirus curfew [Canada.com] 2020-03-24

South Africa POLL | How are you protecting your domestic employees from Covid-19? [TimesLIVE] 2020-03-24

Canada / Saskatchewan Unifor donates $30,000 to foodbank and women's shelter in Regina [Yahoo] 2020-03-22

Canada The SHOP Sex Worker Rights Reading List [The Independent] 2020-03-22

Canada How Women Will Bear the Brunt of This Pandemic [The Tyee] 2020-03-22

Canada Dear Prime Minister: Nurses need childcare NOW! [CFNU] 2020-03-22

Canada Protect our nurses! [CFNU] 2020-03-22

Canada Letter to premiers re: Emergency Child Care Measures for Frontline COVID-19 Workers [CFNU] 2020-03-22

Canada Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, we are likely to see a rise in domestic violence [NUPGE] 2020-03-22

USA / Indiana NWI unions donating masks to health care workers in COVID-19 battle [The Times] 2020-03-21

UK Coronavirus: Hotel staff sacked and made homeless [BBC] 2020-03-20

UK New Trade Bill entrenches government power to do deals behind closed doors [Global Justice Now] 2020-03-20

Mexico Today We Protest, Tomorrow We Strike [NACLA ] 2020-03-19

Indonesia 'What about us?': Domestic workers feel neglected amid virus outbreak [JP] 2020-03-19

Global Women In Global Governance: Never Ending Fight For Equality? – Analysis [eurasiareview] 2020-03-19

South Africa Domestic workers are no longer an afterthought [Business Day] 2020-03-19

UK Police shredded documents that may have been relevant to spycops inquiry despite orders not to do so [Morning Star] 2020-03-19

South Africa Employers must take responsibility if they send domestic workers home - union [Cape Talk radio] 2020-03-18

UK Call for task force to help workers laid off in pubs and restaurants [Unite the union] 2020-03-18

Canada / Ontario Health Workers Slam Ontario Government For Axing Paid Sick Days As Pandemic Spreads [Huffington Post] 2020-03-18

South Africa The dumping of former farm workers can never be justified [GroundUp] 2020-03-18

South Africa Big win for domestic workers against injury, abuse [The Citizen] 2020-03-17

Australia / Queensland QCU calls for intervention to reduce the superannuation gender gap [Queensland Unions] 2020-03-16

Australia HSA launches casual pay equity campaign at International Women’s Day [HSA] 2020-03-16

Global Global Unions respond to disappointing Political Declaration adopted by Member States at the scaled back 64th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women [EI] 2020-03-15

UK Unions on ‘both sides of the Atlantic’ say UK-US trade deal must benefit workers [Morning Star] 2020-03-14

South Africa Cabinet adopts bill for compensation cover for domestic workers [BusinessLIVE] 2020-03-13

Canada / Saskatchewan Political action, worker power focus of Saskatchewan Women's Conference [UFCW Canada] 2020-03-13

UK Frances O’Grady: Childcare could be a'massive problem' if schools close due to coronavirus [New Statesman] 2020-03-13

Chile Historic march in Chile on International Women's Day [IndustriALL] 2020-03-12

USA / Florida Jacksonville labor activists celebrate International Women's Day [FightBack! News] 2020-03-12

Canada / New Brunswick Higgs budget improves wages but still far from pay equity [NB Media Co-op] 2020-03-12

South Africa Department of Labour ready to pay domestic workers’ compensation claims, court told [GroundUp] 2020-03-11

South Africa #SayHerName: Murders of sex workers remain high, yet invisible [Daily Maverick] 2020-03-11

Mexico Fury fuels historic women's strike [BBC] 2020-03-11

South Africa Ruling on domestic work is ‘drastic’, top court judges say [BusinessLIVE] 2020-03-11

South Africa FEDUSA Urges Government to Ratify Convention 190 and Recommendation 206 In Celebrating International Women’s Day [FEDUSA] 2020-03-10

South Africa Constitutional Court to rule on compensation for domestic workers [GroundUp] 2020-03-10

UK 'Save teachers from asbestos risk,' chancellor warned [Morning star] 2020-03-10

Australia ANMF calls for equal rights this International Women’s Day [ANMF] 2020-03-10

Australia IEU Speaks on Campaigning for a Better Workplace [IEU] 2020-03-10

UK Over 50,000 attacks on shop workers took place last year [The Morning Star] 2020-03-10

Cambodia About 300 workers protest to get sacked union reps reinstated [The Times] 2020-03-10

Canada / Ontario Thousands march for International Women's Day in Toronto [rabble] 2020-03-10

Bangladesh Never forget, this day came out of a workers’ movement [The Daily Star] 2020-03-10

Global UNCSW64 - Global Unions’ Response to the Political Declaration [PSI] 2020-03-10

Madagascar Fighting gender inequality and violence in Madagascar [IndustriALL] 2020-03-10

Ghana IWD: Some Ghanaian women who broke the glass ceiling [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-09

Liberia Liberia: Women's day speaker calls on president Weah for more women in gov't [FPA] 2020-03-09

UK 'Amazing' judgment backs Samira’s equal pay claim [NUJ] 2020-03-09

UK International Women's Day - celebrating women in the union [NEU] 2020-03-09

Canada / Quebec Home childcare workers to go on unlimited strike [CBC] 2020-03-09

Australia Exclusive: United Workers Union announces professional development partnership with ECA [The Sector] 2020-03-09

India Are regressive biases still entrenched in Indian corporate spaces [Economic times] 2020-03-09

India How India's workforce participation rate of women has sharply declined over the years [ET Bureau] 2020-03-09

India Anganwadi, Asha, mid-day meal workers protest outside Panchkula DC office [ Express News Service ] 2020-03-09

Canada / Ontario 'We are rising': Thousands march in downtown Toronto on International Women's Day [CTV] 2020-03-09

Jamaica The power and plight of Jamaican women [The Observer] 2020-03-09

Pakistan ‘Our society respects those who suppress voice of women’ [The News] 2020-03-09

Pakistan Droves march for women’s rights amidst threats and intimidation [Dawn] 2020-03-09

UK Praise for Nissan as car giant signs up to period dignity campaig [Unite the union] 2020-03-09

Global Podcast - boys and girls jobs [ITF] 2020-03-08

Liberia Liberia's Macdella Cooper wants more women on decision-making panels [FPA] 2020-03-08

Ghana Shaping the gender diversity narrative-the vodafone story [Ghanaweb] 2020-03-08

Ghana Minister calls for quota system to improve women's inclusion. [Ghananewsagency] 2020-03-08

Canada / Ontario Breaking Bread & Movement-Building - Gogi Bhandal & the Annual Brampton IWD Brunch [Our Times] 2020-03-08