Unacceptable and Unfair Treatment of UN Staff based in Bangkok

12 April 2018
Photo: Pong-sul Ahn

If changes are implemented, Bangkok will be the first UN station in the world with three tiers of staffing. This follows a review in 2011 that reduced salaries of local staff in Bangkok by 22%.

PSI Constitutional Meetings

27 February 2017

Asia-Pacific people's movements come together to challenge RCEP

01 August 2016

More than 80 participants representing trade unions, farming communities, indigenous peoples, health networks, women’s organisations, academia and civil society organizations met on 27-28 July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to take stock of the new generation of mega regional FTAs emerging in the region.

RCEP threatens tax policies in India and other 15 countries

01 March 2016

The website of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has no mention of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on which officials from 16 countries, including India, met for a round of secret trade talks in Brunei from 15-19 February. This mega Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is expected to be concluded by the end of 2016.

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.

Asia Pacific Regional Executive Committee (APREC) Meeting

9 April, 2015 to 10 April, 2015

This meeting of APREC will include in depth discussions on organising and growth with specific membership targets to be achieved in the next two years.

Thailand Young Workers' Organising Workshop

9 April, 2015

This is an introductory workshop for locally based young workers attending a PSI meeting for the first time.

Asia Pacific Women’s Committee Meeting

9 April, 2015

The meeting of the Asia Pacific Women's Committee (APWOC) preceding the APREC will take stock of the gender equality campaigns in the region.

Pre-APREC Thematic Workshops

8 April, 2015

APREC will hold workshops on the various trade agreements in the region and the newly negotiated partnership agreements and their impacts on the local government workers on the working conditions and living standards and how the unions are dealing with these challenges and the future actions.