Women Workers


Korean Women's Trade Union joins fight against precarious jobs

25.07.12 News

The IUF-affiliated Korean Women's Trade Union (KWTU) has joined with two other Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) affiliates to create the National Council of Irregular Workers at Schools.

India: Women dairy workers win improved maternity rights

03.07.12 News

Women dairy workers in cooperative dairies in the southern state of Kartnataka, India, have won improved maternity protection, including increased paid maternity leave from 135 to 180 days.

BAMUL Employees Union, a member of the IUF-affiliated Dairy Employees Federation of India (DEFOI), responded to changes in public sector regulations on maternity protection by demanding that the management of cooperative dairies introduce the same rights and benefits for dairy workers. These demands were finally met with substantial improvements - including 180 days paid maternity leave.

'Unions took it to their hearts'

23.03.12 News

Diana Holland, Assistant General Secretary for Equalities of the IUF's UK affiliate Unite, explains why winning the ILO Convention on the rights of domestic workers was a victory for the trade union movement as a whole.

Women workers win 200 permanent jobs at Lampung's biggest seafood processing factory

12.03.12 News

In a courageous fight against the brutal regime of insecure work at the largest seafood processing factory in Lampung, Indonesia, the Phillips Seafood Indonesia Workers’ Union (SBPSI) successfully won permanent employment for 200 union members.

International Women’s Day 2012 - Good Food, Good Life for Women at Nestlé?

05.03.12 News

On International Women's Day, women workers at Nestlé are fighting discrimination and unequal treatment.

Australia: Historic gender pay decision narrows pay gap

04.02.12 News

Fair Work Australia has found in favour of the Australian Services Union in a claim for 150,000 community workers in Australia. The decision will raise the pay of mainly female workers by 40 to 65 per cent over the coming eight years.

Struggle for domestic workers’ ILO convention heads for final round - and needs your support

04.03.11 News

The final discussion on an ILO Convention for Domestic Workers will take place June 1-17 at the International Labour Conference in Geneva – and union action is crucial to ensuring adoption of a strong instrument. Although important battles were won in the discussions last year, the essence of the draft Convention - to provide domestic workers equal rights with other workers – was challenged by employers and some governments, including the EU.


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