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Europe

100 Years of Social Protection with the ILO (New York)

Date: 
12 February, 2019

This ILO side event to the UN Commission on Social protection, “100 years of social protection with the ILO: the road to universal social protection” will look at 100 years of social protection development since 1919, the date of the creation of the ILO.

UN Commission for Social Development (New York)

Date: 
11 February, 2019

The Commission for Social Development will hold its fifty-seventh session from 11 to 21 February 2019 under the priority theme of “Addressing Inequalities and Challenges to Social Inclusion Through Fiscal, Wage and Social Protection Policies”.

ILO Centenary: Testimony of PSI General Secretary

28 January 2019

#ILO100 For the celebration of the ILO's Centenary in 2019, PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, shares her testimony. She explains why the right to strike remains a major challenge in the world of work.

Right to Health - Issue 05

10 January 2019

Get the latest global news on health and social care services. People over Profit! #PublicHealth4All. Right to Health newsletter Issue 05/2018.

PSI Steering Committee (Geneva)

Date: 
27 May, 2019 to 28 May, 2019

Opening of "ILO100" celebrations and launch of the report on the Future of Work (Geneva)

Date: 
22 January, 2019

The ILO will be celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout 2019 with a series of global, regional and national events. 22 January, 2019 will see the official start of the “ILO100” celebrations, with the launch of the report by the Global Commission on the Future of Work in Geneva. PSI General Secretary will be participating.

CGIL Congress

Date: 
21 January, 2019 to 25 January, 2019

Migration is here to stay, funding public services is vital to address it

20 December 2018
George de Moussa - Lebanon

In an Op-ed published around the world, Geneviève Gencianos, PSI Migration Programme Coordinator, writes about public service workers who are at the frontline providing basic services to migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. It is through public services that we can fight inequality and build resilient and inclusive societies.

Dismissed care workers reinstated in Germany

18 December 2018

Carmen Laue and Heike Schmidt were reinstated as employees of the social care company Celenus, by a ruling of the Labour Court in Nordhausen in central Germany, on 17 October, 2018. The two union activists are members of Ver.di, a leading affiliate of PSI and the European Public Service Unions (EPSU).

Turkey: Health workers charged for rendering humanitarian services

18 December 2018

PSI attended the court hearing as an international solidarity observer for 14 health workers who face years in prison over their attempts to provide medical assistance to civilians during a curfew imposed by Turkish armed forces in the Kurdish-majority city of Cizre.