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USA / Massachusetts MNA Board of Directors statement on 'dangerous and unjust' June 24 SCOTUS reversal of Roe vWade [Massachusetts Nurses Association] 2022-06-28

UK The fifth element: Campaigners celebrate a new fundamental workplace right - safe and healthy work [Hazards ] 2022-06-28

Australia Years of inaction widens gender pay gap [ACTU] 2022-06-27

New Zealand / USA 'Loss for women everywhere'-Ardern on Roe v Wade decision [Radio New Zealand] 2022-06-26

Canada / USA ACTRA statement on U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade [ACTRA] 2022-06-26

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USA SAG-AFTRA's statement on the US Supreme Court's decision in the case of Dobbs vs Jackson women's health organization [SAG-AFTRA] 2022-06-25

USA Nation's largest union of nurses condemns Supreme Court overturn of constitutional right to abortion [National Nurses United] 2022-06-25

Canada / USA CUPE extends solidarity after US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade [CUPE] 2022-06-25

Australia / Western Australia 'Simply shocking': Probe into sexual assault report shows WA mining sector 'failed to protect women' [SBS] 2022-06-24

USA AFL-CIO's Shuler: Overturn of Roe v. Wade 'a devastating blow to working women and families' [AFL-CIO] 2022-06-24

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USA NEA President’s Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization [NEA] 2022-06-24

USA SEIU’s Henry: We are angered and disgusted by SCOTUS decision overturning abortion rights [SEIU] 2022-06-24

USA AFSCME’s Saunders assails repeal of Roe v. Wade: ‘Reproductive justice is economic justice’ [AFSCME] 2022-06-24

South Africa COSATU President’s opening addres to National Gender Inaugural Conference [COSATU] 2022-06-22

UK PCS members pledge to fight for decent pay as inflation hits 40-year high [PCS] 2022-06-22

New Zealand Midwives welcome increase in paid parental leave payments [MERAS] 2022-06-21

Global Unions report in ITUC survey that 50 governments on track to #RatifyC190 [ITUC] 2022-06-21

UK PCS warns of high levels of industrial action if government fails to tackle cost-of-living crisis [PCS] 2022-06-20

USA Nursing our way to healthcare freedom [National Nurses United] 2022-06-19

Canada / Newfoundland and Labrador What Does the 2022 Minimum Wage Review Mean for Newfoundlanders & Labradorians? [The Independent] 2022-06-19

South Africa Domestic workers march in Pretoria for decent pay and benefits [GroundUp] 2022-06-18

France Cleaner who led pay strike faces former minister in Paris election [The Guardian] 2022-06-18

Global Only six per cent of domestic workers have comprehensive social protection, says ILO [ILO] 2022-06-17

Global IDWF Message on International Domestic Workers Day 2022 [IDWF] 2022-06-17

Australia Tension mounts as relationship between Super Netball players and Netball Australia reaches boiling point [ABC] 2022-06-17

Australia ACTU welcomes ALP’s commitment to including 10 days paid FDV Leave in the NES [ACTU] 2022-06-17

Georgia / USA Violence and Harassment in the Workplace - Raisa Liparteliani spoke about the role of Trade Unions in the adoption of the 190th ILO Convention [GTUC] 2022-06-16

Global Progress for Domestic Workers’ Rights, but most of the world lags behind [ITUC] 2022-06-16

USA Must-see play for union leaders at Labor Notes! [Labour Notes] 2022-06-16

India On International Domestic Workers Day, We Must Recognise the Discrimination Many Still Face [The Wire] 2022-06-16

Global Study to investigate ‘invisible’ women in supply chains receives almost £1.3m in funding [U of Nottingham] 2022-06-16

USA Liz Shuler elected AFL-CIO president alongside secretary-general Fred Redmond [AFL-CIO] 2022-06-15

USA / California Palomar Health nurses and caregivers give notice to hold one-day unfair labour practices strike June 23l [National Nurses United] 2022-06-15

Spain Ratify the C189 Decent Work for Domestic Workers - Formalizing the Informal Workers and Achieving Gender Equality in Spain [IDWF] 2022-06-15

Global Using women’s power for change: Education unionists come together for the 4th Education International World Women’s Conference [EI] 2022-06-15

India Mining unions fight for women and precarious workers [IndustriALL] 2022-06-15

Europe Eurocadres adopts position on combating violence and harassment [Eurocadres] 2022-06-11

Global / UK International Labour Conference adds safety and health to Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work [ILO] 2022-06-11

New Zealand Midwifery sector in downward spiral [MERAS] 2022-06-10

USA / USA / Texas Texas State Teachers Association President Olivia Molina On Texas School Massacres, Covid & Privatization [WW] For more info 2022-06-07

UK Workers demand better menopause support with 1m forced out of workplace [Morning Star] 2022-06-07

New Zealand NZNO to issue provisional improvement notice to Wellington Hospital [NZNO-Toputanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa] 2022-06-07

India Activists weigh in on the rights of sex workers [Her Story] 2022-06-06

Canada / British Columbia Lawsuits Allege Sexual Harassment, Assaults at Northern Work Camps [The Tyee] 2022-06-06

New Zealand Nurses organization concerned shortage will get worse [Radio New Zealand] 2022-06-06

New Zealand Burned out or leaving for overseas: Midwifery sector in downward spiral says union [Radio New Zealand] 2022-06-06

Afghanistan Taliban’s unending crackdown on Afghan female journalists [ORF] 2022-06-05

Peru Indigenous mine protesters face violence from workers and police [The Independent] 2022-06-05

India Alphabet union condemns Google for cancelling Dalit activist’s talk on caste [News Minute] 2022-06-05

USA Nurses back second March for our Lives, urge real action to end gun violence [National Nurses United] 2022-06-04

Global Achieving pay equity through collective bargaining [IndustriALL] 2022-06-04

Canada / British Columbia Workplace sex assault investigation caused 'most difficult 7 months of my life,' transit worker says [CBC] 2022-06-04

Ireland St John of God ordered to pay €45k for refusing to allow pregnant employee work remotely during pandemic [Irish Times] 2022-06-04

New Zealand Pay equity win for school administrators [NZEI-Te Riu Roa] 2022-06-03

New Zealand Ministry pay decision a big setback for care and support workers [E tu union] 2022-06-02

Canada PSAC-UNDE: Government must address toxic culture in Canada’s military after damning external review [PSAC] 2022-06-02

Canada / Ontario Union calls for action after female bus driver fights off ‘hijacker’ in Mississauga [CP24] 2022-06-02

UK / Ireland / Northern Ireland Morelli's former employee wins 'sleazy' behaviour case [BBC] 2022-06-01

UK TUC demands assurances hard-won workers’ rights are not on the line in Rees-Mogg’s “reckless” post-Brexit plans [TUC] 2022-06-01

Morocco Trade unionists claim 'arbitrary measures' after Comdata barred 7 trade union leaders from accessing their workplace for leading a strike [BHRRC] Image 2022-06-01

Global Let’s talk about all things blood: Menstruation is a workplace and a trade union issue [IUF] 2022-06-01

New Zealand St Georges midwives relieved by decision to continue the maternity service [MERAS] 2022-06-01

Australia For women, time does not always equal money [Australian Unions] 2022-05-31

Australia Chuck a ‘sicky’: The importance of mental health days [PS News] 2022-05-30

Global Sexism in the air: Are airlines doing enough to tackle outdated uniform policy? [AeroTime] 2022-05-30

UK Johnson's ‘reckless’ post-Brexit plans put hard-won workers' rights in the firing line, TUC warns [Morning Star] 2022-05-30

Afghanistan Taliban introduce new restrictions for women broadcasters [IFJ] 2022-05-28

India PSI welcomes WHO’s Global Health Leaders Award for India’s ASHA workers but what they need are living wages and decent work [PSI] 2022-05-28

USA / USA / California WorkWeek On Covid-19, Flight Attendants & The Airline Industry With AFA Hygienist Judith Anderson [WW] For more info 2022-05-27

UK Chancellor's cost of living crisis response goes nowhere near enough [USDAW] 2022-05-27

USA Nurses mourn schoolchildren and teachers murdered in Texas, say lack of gun control laws clearly threatens public health [National Nurses United] 2022-05-27

Ireland Remote working brings record number of women into labour force [Irish Times] 2022-05-25

New Zealand Care and support workers deliver thousands of messages to Government pleading for better pay [E tu union] 2022-05-25

Australia How $1 per hour can help close the gender pay gap [Australian Unions] 2022-05-25

UK PCS to push for Long Covid classification as industrial disease [PCS] 2022-05-25

Kenya #WomenSpeak: Ensuring gender equality and equity [BWI] 2022-05-25

Malaysia Woman union leader elected to FSC Board [BWI] 2022-05-25

Global IFJ Gender council elects its new Steering Committee [IFJ] 2022-05-25

Global ITUC’s gender-transformative agenda for recovery and resilience [ITUC] 2022-05-25

UK Nurse fined £10k over NHS pay protest in lockdown wins compensation [The Guardian] 2022-05-25

USA / California Registered nurses in San Jose demand HCA improve conditions to address erosion of patient care [National Nurses United] 2022-05-24

India National Convention for Working Women Resolves to Strengthen Organisation in New Sectors [Newsclick] 2022-05-24

Korea (South) Women’s groups call for an end to Paris Baguette’s unjust labor practices [The Hankyoreh] 2022-05-24

Bangladesh Study: Sexual harassment common among young women workers [The Tribune] 2022-05-24

India Free transport plan for women garment workers goes nowhere [The Herald] 2022-05-24

Global Murder, rape and abuse in Asia’s factories: the true price of fast fashion [The Guardian] 2022-05-23

New Zealand Care and support workers rally better pay amid shortages [Radio New Zealand] 2022-05-23

USA Landmark U.S. soccer collective bargaining agreement makes international history for equal pay for professional sports [AFL-CIO] 2022-05-21

USA Belabored: Women Leading the Labor Movement [DISSENT] 2022-05-21

USA / New York Nurses on Buffalo massacre: Moral outrage is not enough, its long past time for accountability and action [National Nurses United] 2022-05-20

USA US Soccer announces equal pay deal for women's national team [Deutsche Welle] 2022-05-20

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

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

New Zealand Budget completely overlooks health frontline [NZNO-Toputanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa] 2022-05-19

UK Gender pensions gap means retired women go the equivalent of four and a half months each year without a pension – TUC [TUC] 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

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