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Switzerland

PSI in the News - TISA

19 June 2014

PSI's campaign against the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) received news coverage from around the world.

Route of Shame 2014 short

Video: Route of Shame 2014

12 June 2014

Route of Shame 2014 short

The Route of Shame is a solidarity action organized by Public Services International, calling for the right to strike and shaming countries that violate workers' rights. On 4th June 2014, the second edition of The Route of Shame brought together trade unionists from all over the world and all sectors in Geneva and in Guatemala, Buenos Aires, Paraguay, Sao Paolo, Panama,Tokyo, Indonesia, Santiago de Chile, Lima and other cities (more updates soon).

Photos: Route of Shame 2014 - Geneva

11 June 2014

The Route of Shame is a solidarity action organized by Public Services International, calling for the right to strike and shaming countries that violate workers' rights. On 4th June 2014, the second edition of The Route of Shame brought together trade unionists from all over the world and all sectors in Geneva and in Guatemala, Buenos Aires, Paraguay, Sao Paolo, Panama,Tokyo, Indonesia, Santiago de Chile, Lima and other cities (more updates soon).

Route of Shame 2014

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4 June, 2014

PSI will be organising its second “Route of Shame” this year - a bicycle ride calling for the respect of trade union rights in Geneva and other cities around the world.

Manifestation anti-TISA à Genève, 28 avril 2014 contre l'Accord sur le commerce des services

Anti-TISA demonstration, Geneva, 28 April 2014

26 May 2014

Manifestation anti-TISA à Genève, 28 avril 2014 contre l'Accord sur le commerce des services

Press release: Ride for workers’ rights and social justice follows ‘Route of Shame 2014’

22 May 2014
Rosa Pavanelli during Route of Shame 2013

Led by members of the global union federation Public Services International (PSI), trade union leaders from around the world will join in a ‘Route of Shame’ bicycle ride Wednesday 4 June and visit missions and embassies in Geneva, Switzerland to draw attention to countries which consistently violate workers’ rights. In other cities around the world, PSI affiliates are organizing similar actions.

UN staff celebrate rights victory

17 May 2014

PSI has received a letter from Ian Richards, Vice-President of the United Nations Staff-Management Committee and President of the Coordinating Committee of International Staff Unions and Associations. He tells us of the successful outcome of PSI's action in September 2013, with a protet letter to UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon and a strong declaration from members of PSI's Steering Committee. We have reproduced here the contents of the letter from Ian Richards:

PSI at the anti-TISA demonstration in Geneva, 28 April 2014

29 April 2014

On 28 April, Public Services International, together with Swiss trade unions and civil society organisations, held a demonstration in front of the Australian mission in Geneva.

Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

09 April 2014

International trade agreements such as the TPP are currently being fast-tracked and negotiated in secrecy. These agreements undermine local and national government decision-making power and increase corporate access to public services resulting in the privatization of critical public services. PSI is working with global union federations, affiliated unions, and civil society allies who oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) being negotiated in the Asia Pacific Region.