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PSI General Secretary’s speech on the eve of the Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration in Marrakesh

11 December 2018

“Building walls, building fences, is not a solution […] the issue is how we can receive these people with fairness, with justice, with equity,” says PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli in her opening speech on the eve of the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakesh.

Human Rights, Decent Work and Access to Quality Public Services for All (Marrakesh)

8 December, 2018 to 9 December, 2018

On 8-9 December, PSI is organising a workshop, in cooperation with EPSU and FES, on "Human Rights, Decent Work and Access to Quality Public Services for All: Supporting the Role of Public Service Trade Unions in Advancing the UN Global Compact on Migration and the UN Global Compact on Refugees", in Marrakesh, Morocco. Discussions will be held on PSI’s Programme of Work on Migration and Refugees (2018-2022), in relation to the UN Global Compact on Migration and the UN Global Compact on Refugees.


26 July 2018

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PSI Constitutional Meetings

27 February 2017

Moroccan unionists defend their pensions

06 June 2016
Moroccan women demonstrating for pension rights

PSI affiliate from the health sector in Morocco has informed us of the action carried out by the Union Marocaine du Travail in protest against the government’s planned policy to reduce retirement benefits.

General strike in Morocco on 24 February

23 February 2016
Strikers in Morocco

The Moroccan trade union movement has decided to hold a general strike on 24 February because of the non-compliance of the government to its commitments on social dialogue and its violations of freedom of association.

Climate change: Towards and Beyond COP21

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.

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

17 June 2015

PSI works in coalition with EI, ITUC, civil society partners, the ILO and others to influence the inter-governmental negotiations related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Financing for Development (FfD) arena.

Emergencies and Disasters

03 April 2015

PSI represents first responders and frontline workers. These are the people who put their lives at risk in order to protect and save your families. First responders include firefighters and emergency medical technicians, police and other uniformed services. They are also the frontline workers in hospitals and health clinics, in schools, in energy and water utilities; in public transport; in civil administration and in a range of other areas. All of us depend on these people being able to do their jobs, having the right tools and training.

Ebola Response

24 October 2014

Deaths to health workers accounted for six percent of all deaths confirmed as due to EVD, even to the end of the outbreaks. Over 500 health workers, including members of PSI affiliated unions, were killed in the line of duty. PSI is actively lobbying national governments, the ILO and WHO and working with health and allied care workers in our unions to rebuild health systems that can resist future outbreaks in the context of universal access to essential healthcare, which is the core of the post-2015 agenda for health.