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  • Twenty young African trade unions leaders gathered in Abuja to discuss remunicipalisation

    16 October 2017

    Twenty young workers, representing 16 trade unions from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana and Nigeria, met in Abuja on 11-12 September to attend a workshop sponsored by IMPACT and Kommunal about the remunicipalisation of public services.

  • International Day for Disaster Reduction

    12 October 2017

    Each year, the International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed around the world on 13 October. "All levels of government need to recognise the crucial role of their emergency workers," says PSI General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli. "These workers deserve not only respect, but protections, including the rights to join unions and negotiate terms and conditions."

  • PSI Addresses ITUC Africa Conference on Peace and Security

    09 October 2017
    Trade union participants ITUC Conference on Peace and Security, Abuja, 5-6 October 2017

    "Quality Public Services is key to conflict prevention, crisis adaptation, human security, peace-building and resilience." This was the key message delivered by the PSI delegation at the International Trade Union Confederation-Africa (ITUC-Africa) Conference on Peace and Security held on 5-6 October in Abuja, Nigeria.

  • PSI No Recruitment Fees Campaign in Nigeria

    05 October 2017

    Around 80 representatives from PSI trade union affiliates in Nigeria, government agencies, civil society organisations and the media launched the PSI No Recruitment Fees Campaign in the country on 3-4 October in Abuja.

  • Congress Fundraising Appeal

    04 October 2017

    PSI Congress is a once in five-year opportunity to make trade union and political contacts, debate policy and inspire action. An exciting part of this experience is the cultural programme designed to complement the political agenda. For the first time, PSI is offering unions the opportunity to be publicly recognized for their support for this important programme.

  • Parliamentary committee supports demands of health workers' union of ukraine

    29 September 2017

    The Health Committee of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine reviewed the appeal of PSI affiliate, the Health Workers’ Union of Ukraine, to assist in meeting the healthcare workers’ demands towards public authorities made at the All-Ukrainian Protest on 19 September.

  • Worsening working conditions in the Swiss health sector

    28 September 2017

    Switzerland is globally reputed for having one of the world’s best healthcare systems. This could however be undermined by declining terms and conditions of work. Health workers constitute the backbone of healthcare services delivery and require decent work to render their services appropriately. But this is increasingly not being the case.