• Public Services International has launched an appeal to collect donations via the PSI Haiti Relief Fund to help our sisters and brothers in Haïti. We call on all affiliates to send in their support.

  • PSI calls on its affiliates and allies to send letters to the Liberian government, for the reinstatement of dismissed workers, demanding the recognition of the right to organize for public service workers and the respect of trade union rights for all workers in Liberia!

  • PSI General Secretary joins the Presidents of France and South Africa calling for urgent public investments globally to create new jobs in the health sector. This new report outlines recommendations made by 24 Commissioners, to stimulate and guide the creation of at least 40 million new jobs in the health and social sectors

  • A high priority area of work for PSI, is workplace violence in the health sector, the experiences of affiliates in raising awareness and developing campaigns and actions to eliminate workplace violence will contribute to the discussions and preparation for developing an ILO standard on violence against women and men at work.

  • UN alert: freezing of public spending for 20 years in Brazil will violate human rights

    "This amendment would lock in inadequate and rapidly dwindling expenditure on health care, education and social security, thus putting an entire generation at risk of social protection standards well below those currently in place", says Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

  • Anti-corruption day 9 December: Protection of whistleblowers is key to fighting corruption

    The UN estimates that US$ 1 trillion is paid in bribes per year, while more than twice that amount – US$ 2.6 trillion – is stolen annually through corruption. This in turn corresponds to more than 5 per cent of global GDP. Whistleblowing is a key tool to detect fraud and wrongdoing – whistleblower protection can facilitate workers’ effectiveness of stopping wrongdoing at an early stage through voicing their concern before scandals erupt and stakeholders incur huge damage. A new PSI report addresses this issue.

  • Women Power Unions: Global Trade Union UNCSW Preparatory meeting (New York)

    Trade union representatives to attend Global Union/FES meeting in New York to develop strategy for upcoming UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW61), the principal global intergovernmental body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.