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15 January 2014
Public Services International affiliates represent hundreds of thousands of educational support workers throughout the world, many of who work without job security, fair compensation and benefits, or recognition that their services are vital to ensuring high quality public education for all citizens. The jobs of support workers are on the frontlines of the privatization and casualization struggle within the education sector, and many of these workers face challenges in pursuing their basic freedom to form a union and collectively bargain their terms and conditions of service. More information
The Turkish president is considering signing a health bill that will criminalize emergency medical care and punish doctors with heavy fines and imprisonment for simply doing their jobs.
Physicians for Human Rights is calling on citizens around the world to write to the Turkish President in order to stop the health bill from becoming law.
08 January 2014
PSI is working towards achieving Quality Public Services and Decent Work for all workers through intervention and influencing global policies. Pension and social security is integral in the context of QPS and Decent work. We believe that all workers in all services must have access to pension schemes enabling them to
retire from work and receive an income adequate for their needs.
19 November 2013
On 7th November 2013, Abvakabo FNV Women took part in a two-day seminar on gender equality in Baku in Azerbaijan with representatives of Azeri and Turkish unions. The seminar was organised with the support of Marina Irimie, PSI and EPSU sub-regional secretary for South East Europe. The seminar tackled issues of public sector services, government, healthcare and education and went on to discuss the terms and conditions in which women work.
26 September 2013
Corruption is one of the sicknesses of our society. PSI believes that one of the best alternatives to austerity and cuts to public spending is to seriously fight against corruption. We also link this new PSI campaign against corruption to the fight for global tax justice.
23 September 2013
Nine members of PSI affiliate KESK have been released from prison. They form part of a large group of KESK members who were arrested in February 2013.
30 August 2013
PSI has written a letter in support of its affiliate, Genel-Is, in the recent dispute with two of Izmir’s Metropolitan Municipal companies, Izelman and Izenerji. After a deadlock in collective negotiations, and failure to reach an agreement during the subsequent mediation process, Genel-Is took the decision to call a strike for the 26 July, 2013.
05 August 2013
Eight members of PSI affiliate KESK have been released from prison. They form part of a large group of KESK members who were arrested in February 2013.
31 July 2013
The recent wave of trade agreements are direct threats to the provision of Quality Public Services. These new agreements encourage privatisation, restrict governments’ ability to regulate in the public interest and create new and powerful rights for large multinational corporations. They are also a threat to democracy and accountability of government. They are being negotiated in secret, without proper consultation and will bind future governments, often regardless of the decisions of national elections, parliaments and courts. PSI urges all affiliates to understand the implications and join our allies to oppose the harmful effects of these agreements.