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UK Spycops boss reluctantly apologises to women tricked into relationships [Morning Star] 2022-05-19

UK The Spycops inquiry: a window on the sinister side of the British state [Morning Star] 2022-05-19

Lesotho Midwives seek approval to conduct home deliveries [Lesotho Times] 2022-05-19

New Zealand Pay equity: Health admininistration worker deal will be 'life changing' [Radio New Zealand] 2022-05-18

Australia Paid Domestic & Violence Leave now a reality for 2.6 million workers [Australian Unions] 2022-05-18

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Australia Union victory delivers Domestic Violence Leave for Award Employees [MUA] 2022-05-18

Ukraine #WomenSpeak: “My room is my outpost,' A dispatch from Ukraine [BWI] 2022-05-18

USA Ground breaking legislation for garment workers in the US [IndustriALL] 2022-05-18

New Zealand Pay equity settlement reached for district health board administration, clerical workers [Newshub] 2022-05-17

New Zealand Historic pay equity deal will change lives [PSA-Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi] 2022-05-17

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Botswana Bokamoso celebrates Nurse's Day [The Monitor] 2022-05-17

Australia Union victory delivers Domestic Violence Leave for Award Employees [MUA] 2022-05-17

India Resilient during pandemic, home-based women workers' recovery far from over [Business Standard] 2022-05-16

UK Chester ice cream shop worker demoted over pregnancy wins £38k [BBC] 2022-05-16

Australia Millions entitled to 10 days’ paid domestic violence leave after ‘historic win’ [The Times] 2022-05-16

Australia Unions win FWC support for 10 days paid FDV Leave, despite opposition from Morrison Government [ACTU] 2022-05-16

Australia Why paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave is a “game changer” for women [Australian Unions] 2022-05-16

Eswatini Mswati's government failure to provide security: Nurse gang-raped by two men at Zombodze Emuva Clinic [The Swaziland News] 2022-05-16

USA / New York 40 years later, labor leaders remember NYC Chinatown’s garment worker strike [ABC] 2022-05-15

India / Delhi Mundka fire: Rights groups sound alarm over poor working conditions, lack of oversight [The Hindu] 2022-05-15

Spain Spain may be first European country to grant 3-day leave for period pain, legislation next week [News 9] 2022-05-15

USA / California Strippers in North Hollywood are unionizing [Los Cerritos News] 2022-05-15

New Zealand Covid-19: Thousands of nursing vacancies to test hospitals over Winter-union [Newshub] 2022-05-14

USA / Massachusetts Nurses and healthcare professionals at Morton Hospital cast overwhelming vote to authorize a three-day strike following their filing of unfair labor practice charge [Massachusetts Nurses Association] 2022-05-13

Canada 2022's Moose Hide Day [RadioLabour] 2022-05-13

Palestine Palestine: Al-Jazeera journalist shot dead in occupied West Bank [IFJ] 2022-05-12

New Zealand Nurses' union flabbergasted sector left off fast tracked residence list [Radio New Zealand] 2022-05-12

Global On the eve of International Nurses Day, ICN recognises the selfless work and sacrifices of nurses during the pandemic and those living in conflict zones [International Council of Nurses] 2022-05-12

India Exposing the BJP's ploy to deny Anganwadi workers/helpers their due [AICCTU] 2022-05-12

Canada / Ontario L&A Interval House workers grieve terminations, demand arbitration [Kingstonist] 2022-05-12

Australia Every day is Mother’s Day for these inspirational union leaders [Australian Unions] 2022-05-12

Global Engaging men in fighting gender-based violence and harassment [IndustriALL] 2022-05-12

New Zealand Nurses, midwives, Plunket call government's immigration reset 'absolutely sexist' [Newshub] 2022-05-12

Palestine WFTU condemnation statement on the assassination of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh [WFTU] 2022-05-12

Eswatini CPS statement on International Nurses Day 2022 [Communist Party of Swaziland] 2022-05-12

New Zealand NZNO promises to 'go hard' for nursing with new campaign [NZNO-Toputanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa] 2022-05-11

UK Failure to deliver employment bill risks 'turning the clock back' for women at work [TUC] 2022-05-11

Canada USW National Women’s Conference [USW] 2022-05-11

New Zealand Midwives and nurses 'flabbergasted'over 'sexist' immigration changes [Stuff] 2022-05-11

USA Bonnie Castillo, RN to testify in support of Medicare for All at Senate hearing [National Nurses United] 2022-05-11

New Zealand NZNO to refer proposed pay equity settlement to Employment Relations Authority [NZNO-Toputanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa] 2022-05-10

Ireland Speech by INMO president, Karen McGowanin response to Minister Stephen Donnelley [Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization] 2022-05-10

Canada / USA Statement from CUPE on US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade [CUPE] 2022-05-10

UK TUC: Government’s broken promise on employment bill will see 'bad bosses celebrating' [TUC] 2022-05-10

India / Jammu and Kashmir Brewery workers hospitalised [Tribune] 2022-05-09

New Zealand Nurses rule out more strike action despite taking pay dispute back to Employment Relations Authority [Newshub] 2022-05-09

Australia Every day is Mother's Day for these inspirational union leaders [Australian Unions] 2022-05-08

UK Usdaw calls for an employment bill and housing bill to help low-paid workers [USDAW] 2022-05-08

UK Elections results prove politicians failing to connect with everyday issues of workers [Unite the union] 2022-05-08

India / Delhi Former JNUSU president declared out of bounds from campus due to alleged trade union activities [Indian Express] 2022-05-07

Canada Let’s Raise the Bar on women’s health and safety [USW] 2022-05-07

India / Delhi Anganwadi workers in Delhi to go on hunger strike over mass retrenchment [The Hindu] 2022-05-07

New Zealand Looming $20,000 practice nurse pay gap:Minister says no quick solution [NZ Doctor] 2022-05-06

UK / England Union warns of Birmingham 2022 strike talks over unequal pay claims at City Council [Inside the Games] 2022-05-06

Canada / Quebec Of ratios and women [FIQ] 2022-05-06

South Africa Farm workers demand urgent ban on 67 pesticides [GroundUp] 2022-05-06

UK Commonwealth games face strike disruption over equal pay [GMB] 2022-05-05

UK Menopause: shift work and long hours exacerbate symptoms [Nursing Standard] 2022-05-05

UK It’s time to address menopause in the workplace [Savanta] 2022-05-05

South Africa Worker compensation yet to be put into practice [New Frame] 2022-05-05

New Zealand Pay negotiations for care and support workers set up to fail [E tu union] 2022-05-05

Global Unions' role in fighting gender-based violence in the textile sector [IndustriALL] 2022-05-05

USA Nurses: Likely Supreme Court ruling on reproductive rights poses major threat to patient's health, security [National Nurses United] 2022-05-04

New Zealand Pensioner backing life-saving nurses [Otago Daily Times] 2022-05-04

Australia / New South Wales NSW nurses: Labor sides with NSW government to block demand for nurses ratio's [Sydney Morning Herald] 2022-05-04

Australia Fair Work could order pay rises for female dominated workforces, Labor pledges [Women's Agenda] 2022-05-03

Australia New initiatives to address national care crisis a massive win for women workers [UWU] 2022-05-03

Global Brands must sign International Accord [IndustriALL] 2022-05-02

USA / California Striking Stanford nurses reach tentative agreement in contract dispute [San Francisco Chronicle] 2022-05-02

UK Usdaw backs a minimum wage of at least £12 per hour as step towards £15 [USDAW] 2022-05-02

USA / California Stanford nurses go on strike over wages, mental health [ABC] 2022-05-01

Australia ACTU welcomes action on gender pay gap [ACTU] 2022-05-01

Germany Feminists and squatters kick off early May Day protests in Berlin [Deutsche Welle] 2022-05-01

South Africa Saftu wishes to see more women in positions of leadership [SABC] 2022-05-01

UK Survey confirms Usdaw findings on the scale of abuse of shopworkers [USDAW] 2022-04-30

Global On May 1, End Violence and Harassment at Work - This International Workers Day, Governments Should #RatifyC190 [Human Rights Watch] 2022-04-30

USA / California Henry Mayo Newhal nurses ratify new three year agreement [National Nurses United] 2022-04-30

USA Women truckers challenge industry to end harassment, violence in the job [International Brotherhood of Teamsters] 2022-04-30

New Zealand / Afghanistan New Zealand: 'The next step for E tu is to provide further support to these journalist, including facilitating opprtunities for employment' [IFJ] 2022-04-29

Egypt Two women journalists targeted [IFJ] 2022-04-28

Global BWI launches Stop Macho Culture Campaign Network [BWI] 2022-04-28

Global Gender based violence and harassment is a health and safety issue [IndustriALL] 2022-04-28

USA National Nurses United testifies at OSHA's hearing on occupational exposure to Covid-19 in healthcare settings [National Nurses United] 2022-04-28

Global BWI launches Stop Macho Culture Campaign Network [BWI] 2022-04-27

Bangladesh 'The Factory Is Green, the Job Is Not'—Garment Worker [Solidarity Center] For more info 2022-04-27

Philippines 'No ordinary election' in the Phillipines [GLW] 2022-04-26

USA / California Thousands of Stanford nurses stage last resort strike [CBS] 2022-04-26

USA / California Thousands of Stanford nurses strike over staffing levels, work stress and salaries. [San Francisco Chronicle] 2022-04-26

USA Thousands of Stanford nurses set to strike [KTVU] 2022-04-26

India Majority of Indians, mostly women, no longer looking for jobs: Report [CNBC] 2022-04-26

Australia / South Australia Strippers create online hub for dancers to take a stand against alleged exploitative work culture [ABC] 2022-04-26

Myanmar Myanmar Union Activists Assaulted, Detained by Military [Solidarity Center] For more info 2022-04-26

USA / California UCSF and UCLA medical center nurses demand UC provide safe staffing and stronger workplace protections [National Nurses United] 2022-04-25

UK / USA Britain’s hopes of post-Brexit US trade deal ‘depend on workers’ rights’ [The Guardian] 2022-04-25

Canada / Ontario OPSEU/SEFPO concerned about Bill 106 implications for pay equity, bargaining [NUPGE] 2022-04-25

USA Drescher speaks at Press Club [SAG-AFTRA] 2022-04-25

Bangladesh 9 years of Rana Plaza tragedy: Victims’ children find shelter, purpose at Orca Homes [The Tribune] 2022-04-24

Bangladesh 9th anniversary of Rana Plaza tragedy today [Financial Express] 2022-04-24

Bangladesh / Global Rana Plaza collapse: Nine years on, what does the future of workwear production look like? [SHP] 2022-04-24

Bangladesh Rana Plaza nine years on – A time for reflection [Just Style] 2022-04-24