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  • 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.

  • This International Women’s Day, let’s call time on gender-based violence

    07 March 2019

    Gender-based violence blights the lives of millions of women. It excludes women from the world of work and often stigmatises them within their communities. Read the ITUC statement here.

  • PSI mourns death of former Deputy General Secretary, Alan Leather

    05 March 2019

    PSI is deeply saddened by the death of former Deputy General Secretary, Alan Leather who died on 3 March 2019, after a long illness. Alan will be sorely missed. His death is a personal blow to many people around the world, the international trade union community will remember his name for years to come.

  • 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.