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  • PCS supports series of strikes over Ealing tax office closure


    19 March 2019

    As members of UK PSI affiliate Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) working at HM Revenue and Customs walk out of the closure-threatened Ealing office at noon on 20 March, PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka will join them on the picket line.

  • PSI stands in solidarity with Christchurch after right-wing terrorist attack


    16 March 2019

    Over 40 people have been murdered in Christchurch, New Zealand after a right-wing gunman attacked two mosques. Public service workers and first responders dealt with over 100 casualties and saved dozens of lives.

  • Addressing the human rights implications of privatization for women and girls


    14 March 2019
    This interactive side event to #CSW63, jointly organised by PSI, FEMNET and APWLD and opened by UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, focused with a human rights-based perspective on the privatization of public services.
  • In Algeria, women say NO to a fifth term for President Bouteflika


    12 March 2019

    This year, International Women's Day coincided with historic events in Algeria, which manifested in a series of popular demonstrations across the country against the fifth term re-election of the president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the suppression of freedom.

  • Swaziland union demand Equal Pay and Equal Opportunities for women


    12 March 2019

    In honour of International Women’s Day on 8 March, 50 members from various public sector trade unions and supporting civil society organisations marched through the streets of Manzini. PSI Global Women’s Organising Committee chair, Irene Khumalo, was in attendance.

  • There Can Be No Gender Equality Without Quality Public Services


    11 March 2019

    In an Op-ed published around the world, Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary, writes about gender responsive quality public services and how women and girls are also the most impacted when countries offer poor basic facilities. Women´s access to social protection, gender-responsive quality public services and infrastructure is a priority of the international community and the main theme of UNCSW63, in which PSI is participating as part of the global union delegation.

  • #CSW63: Concrete strategies and policies needed to eliminate gender inequalities


    08 March 2019

    As the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women opens, Global Unions welcome the positive aspects of the report of the UN Secretary-general but recommend translating these into concrete strategies and policies to eliminate gender inequalities.