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  • PSI supports KCTU’s general strike for ratification of ILO Core Conventions without regression


    05 March 2019

    Social dialogue towards ratification of ILO Core Conventions 87 (freedom of association) and 98 (collective bargaining) in the Republic of Korea appears to be moving in the direction of actually weakening fundamental labour rights.

  • For the right to paid employment in Nepal


    27 February 2019

    In Nepal, JHL, Tehy, SASK (the Finnish Trade Union Solidarity Centre) and PSI are involved in a development project aimed at attracting volunteer workers into paid public health care.

  • EDF unions and management have training on implementing human and labour rights


    27 February 2019

    Eight months on from the signature of the renewal of the Global Framework Agreement (GFA) of EDF Group, over 25 trade union and management representatives came together on 19-20 February at the ILO International Training Centre in Turin to hone their skills to enable its implementation.

  • The Philippines Enacts UHC and EML law


    21 February 2019

    History was made in the Philippines on 20 February, when President Duterte signed several bills the government had enacted into law. These included the Universal Health Care (UHC) bill and the Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) bill. Both measures are part of the PSI Philippines campaign under the Health Project supported by Finnish PSI affiliates and SASK.

  • PSI holds roundtable on refugees' access to public services


    19 February 2019

    The event held in Beirut on 15 February discussed strategies to enhance refugee assistance in Lebanon, with a view to promoting access to decent work, social protection and public services. PSI General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli and union leaders from PSI Swedish affiliates (ASSR, Vardfordbundet, ST, Vision and Kommunal) attended the meeting alongside members from the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers, Ministry of Social Affairs, ILO and UNHCR.

  • Privatization scheme bribery case ends with guilty plea on least serious charge


    19 February 2019

    A series of criminal trials over a bribery scandal over a P3 privatization scheme ended last week with people admitting that $22.5 million in bribes were paid, but with no one being convicted of actually paying them. For those naïve enough to believe that the justice system does a good job of policing the privatization industry, it was a very bad week.

  • Support the struggle for justice in Palestine


    15 February 2019
    Saad Ismail standing in the ruins of the family home where six family members were killed

    PSI calls on affiliates to support the Ziada family case, an important court case in the Netherlands, that could set a precedent and a breakthrough for the struggle to justice in Palestine.