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  • PSI Statement on the situation in Venezuela


    14 February 2019

    We reinforce our call for peace, dialogue, respect for human rights and insist that the principles of sovereignty and self-determination of peoples are essential conditions to end the conflict in Venezuela. We make ourselves available to contribute to a peaceful solution.

  • Sign the petition to protect whistleblowers in the EU!


    14 February 2019

    We’ve been fighting for years to gain strong protections for whistleblowers in the EU. After long and persistent campaigning, together let’s tell the EU to secure strong protections for whistleblowers. Sign the petition!

  • Making whistleblowing work for Europe


    12 February 2019

    The EU is poised to adopt a new directive to protect whistleblowers across Europe. This could have a dramatic impact on the capacity and ability of whistleblowing to work in all our interests. We know that protecting those who speak up in the public interest saves lives, protects our environment, reveals and stops corruption, and stems the huge financial losses to business and governments that result from failures to address wrongdoing.

  • AFT says: Investments in private prisons put our retirement savings at risk


    06 February 2019

    PSI affiliate the American Federation of Teachers is encouraging pension funds to consider avoiding private equity investments in companies that profit from mass incarceration.

  • Abuja Water Summit Rejects Privatisation Projects


    01 February 2019

    Unions, civil society organisations and allies convened a Water Summit in Abuja on 29-30 January to call a halt to the water privatisation plans being foisted on the government of Nigeria and state governments by the World Bank, by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation and other groups ideologically committed to privatisation and market control.

  • KPTU wins termination of contract for Seoul metro Line 9


    30 January 2019

    Halfway through a 10-year deal, South Korea’s capital local government decides to put an end to its contract with French private operators RATP Dev and Transdev after negotiations over renewed contract conditions failed. The announcement, on 18 January, came shortly after members of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU), a PSI and ITF affiliate, made public their intention to go on strike.

  • Summit against water privatization gathers in Abuja


    28 January 2019

    Global activists, unionists and human rights advocates will meet in Abuja, on 29-30 January for a national summit that aims at achieving the human right to water in Nigeria and around the world. Participants will come from communities around the world which have been directly impacted by the damages caused by private water industry.