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15 March 2017

India: Consulting & IT firms took the leap before Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill 2016 passed in Council of States

Ministry of labour is taking initiaves to support women workforce in both the government and private sector. The union government is set to increase the maternity leave for women employed in private firms from the existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks. Women...

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15 March 2017

India: Maternity leave rule could worsen pregnancy discrimination

Author: Amrita Mukherjee, Asia Times

In a landmark bill passed on March 9 in the Lok Sabha, lower house of the Indian Parliament, maternity leave for women in the organized sector has been increased from 12 weeks to 26...Although even before the bill was passed companies such as Airtel...

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8 March 2017

Switzerland: Firms pledge to support & promote women in the workplace

Author: Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi, Reuters (UK)

"Swiss firms set goals to get more women into top roles", 8 Mar 2017...

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1 March 2017

Kenya: Woman sues Nairobi West Hospital for unlawfully detaining her for failure to pay medical bill

Author: Jillo Kadida, The Star (Kenya)

"Woman sues Nairobi West hospital for detaining her over Sh850,000 bill"...

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1 March 2017

Uganda: Private school suspends teacher for breastfeeding at school premises; includes school management's comments

Author: Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Teacher suspended for breastfeeding at school"...

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2 January 2017
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Author: Donald Hebert, L'Obs (France)

« Une caissière fait une fausse couche à son poste et accuse Auchan », 26 décembre 2016...

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Article
8 December 2016

USA: Ikea expands parental leave to include fathers, adoptive & foster parents

Author: Adam Shell, USA Today

"Ikea expands parental leave to all U.S. workers", 6 Dec 2016...

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6 November 2016

World Bank Finds Evidence Of Labour Abuse On Assam Tea Plantations It Owns With The Tatas

Author: Rukmini S., Huffington Post

Workers' representatives allege that tea workers, the majority of whom are adivasi and descendants of colonial-era plantation labour, have been made to work in near-bonded conditions and without the protections of many labour laws. In 2009 a pregnant...

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23 October 2016

Jordan: Lack of day-care services responsible for gender employment gap

Author: Yacoub Basel Shomali, 7iber (Jordan)

A Case for Daycare Services at the Workplace...

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23 August 2016

UK: Women earn 18% less than men on average & gap balloons after women have children

Author: Katie Allen, Guardian (UK)

"Women in UK still far adrift on salary and promotion as gender pay gap remains a gulf", 23 Aug 2016...

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