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21 January, 2019 to 25 January, 2019
17 September, 2018 to 20 September, 2018
Public Services International (PSI) and the European Federation of Public Service Unions, (EPSU) will be participating in the 68th session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe, taking place in Rome (Italy) from 17-20 September, as a non-State actor in official relations with the WHO.
21 February 2018
After almost ten years of a negotiation freeze unilaterally imposed by Italian public sector employers, in the night between 20 and 21 February, public sector trade unions signed the preliminary agreement towards the renewal of the national-level contract for local and regional government workers.
22 December 2017
In early October 2017, the city council of Turin (Italy) voted to change the legal status of its local water provider - the “Turin Metropolitan Water Company (SMAT)” - from a publicly-owned joint stock company governed by private law to an inter-municipal enterprise governed by public law.
8 September, 2017 to 10 September, 2017
The FP-CGIL will be organising the National Public Service Days in Palermo, Italy, from 8-10 September where debates, meetings and events will be held. The three days will be dedicated to valorisation of public services with the aim to strengthen and improve relationships between citizens and workers to safeguard services and the public interests.
PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, is taking part in a panel debate called "Welfare e politiche sociali tra Brexit, Europa e scenari globali" at the CGIL Festival on 30 July at 18h30.
27 February 2017
Check out our General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli discussing our work alongside our affiliates on the Human Right to Water and why it is so important at a special seminar held at the Vatican by Pope Francis. Trade Unions, NGOs, UN Human Rights experts and the Pope all agree: Water is a human right and needs to be governed publicly, in the public interest. Not by profit-maximizing private corporations.
08 October 2015
The solutions to the climate challenge require a substantive transformation of the current socio-economic development paradigm, including industrial change. This is not just about some technical changes to energy production or transport systems. What is required is a redefinition of the predominant model of production and consumption. We must give back to the state and public services their role in supporting our communities, and ensure that workers and trade unions are able to participate fully in all steps of this process.