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  • Unions in Fiji ‘still being targeted’

    26 September 2018

    The Fiji Public Service Association (FPSA) general secretary Rajeshwar Singh claims that the public sector unions are “still being targeted” to weaken the collective voice of their members. Speaking at its 75th anniversary in Suva on 22 September, Mr. Singh also claimed that they are “suppressed” on a daily basis.

  • Liberian nurses removed from the payroll system

    25 September 2018

    Many trained and qualified nurses in Liberia, most of whom are members of PSI affiliate NAHWUL, are on a continuous struggle to get their names on the nation’s payroll system, while others, whose names have been wrongly erased from the system, race against time to resolve the “ghost” status tagged to their names in the system.

  • PSI mourns with Tanzania the MV Nyerere ferry disaster that claimed hundreds of lives

    25 September 2018

    PSI learns with chilling accounts, the rising numbers of the toll of death of persons returning from a busy market day on 20 September, when their overloaded ferry, MV Nyerere, capsized on Lake Victoria, killing most of its passengers.

  • Tunisian fisherman, arrested for saving migrants lives, freed in Italy

    24 September 2018

    PSI commends the judicial decision in Palermo, Italy, to free the six Tunisian Fishermen imprisoned since the beginning of September. The fishermen, described as ‘suspected smugglers’ by the EU Frontex agency, were detained after saving the lives of 14 migrants stranded on the mediterranean.

  • Four-day working week for all is a realistic goal this century, unions say

    20 September 2018

    Advances in technology mean that a four-day working week is a realistic goal for most people by the end of this century, the leader of the UK's trade union movement has said. She gets support from the biggest trade union in Norway, Fagforbundet, saying “our backdrop is the same” and there is a great “need for reorganizing our working hours”.

  • Not A Target: Public Services International (PSI) condemns the killing of Saifura, a health worker in Borno, Nigeria

    19 September 2018

    PSI condemns the killing by Boko Haram, in Borno state, Nigeria, of 25-year old Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, a registered midwife who worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

  • 10 years on from the crisis, ICRICT calls for urgent regulatory action

    14 September 2018

    A decade on from the Global Financial Crisis and just blocks from Wall Street, the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation met in New York last week to highlight the urgent need for financial reform.