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Safety and health at work needs our action!

28 April 2017

6,300 people die every day due to accidents at the workplace or work-related diseases. This is more than 2.3 million deaths every year. Altogether over 317 million accidents take place during work annually, with many of these resulting in serious injuries or disabilities.

PSI research on ADB in the Power Sector in India

27 April 2017

Over the years, PSI has created a body of work on the series of reforms in the electricity sector in India and the role of International Financial Institutions, such as the Asian Development Bank.

PSI Executive Board 150 Communiqué

27 Apr 2017

The PSI Executive Board EB-150 met on 20–21 April to assess progress since its last meeting and prepare for the PSI World Congress, taking place on 30 October to 3 November 2017 in Geneva. The meeting heard a comprehensive report of global and regional activities in a challenging political context and welcomed 28 new affiliates.

New reports warn of TiSA threat to Public Banks and SOEs

25 April 2017

Two new reports released this month by Transnational Institute (TNI) highlight the significant dangers which the Trade in Services Agreement could pose to State Owned Enterprises and Public Banks as well as examining the successful campaign in Uruguay to exit the negotiations.

PSI supports NULGE fight for funding and democracy in Nigerian Local Government

25 April 2017

The National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has kick-started a series of nationwide protests to build support for local government autonomy. The union has held rallies in each of the six geo-political zones across Nigeria and on Thursday 27 April will hold the final national rally in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Motion of support from PSI's Executive Board to the general strike in Brazil called on 28 April

24 April 2017

The Executive Board of PSI expresses its support for the general strike in Brazil called by the trade union centres on 28th April. In response to the attacks on democracy and trade union and labour rights by the illegitimate government of Michel Temer, a general strike clearly shows strong opposition from the working class to the backward steps taken by the government.

Rosa Pavanelli addresses the Opening Session of the ILO Tripartite Meeting on Improving Employment and Working Conditions in the Health Services

24 April 2017

PSI's General Secretary was elected to serve as the Chairperson of the Workers’ group. Here is the speech she delivered on April 24.

Right to Health campaign: A better future with #PublicHealth4All

Join PSI's campaign for the Human Right to Health - the global campaign to influence the formulation and implementation of policies leading to Universal Public Health Coverage (UPHC). Now is the time to unite and fight for #PublicHealth4All.

Brazil: Thousands take to the streets in preparation for the general strike

10 April 2017

Two weeks after massive marches on 15 March in protest against measures introduced by President Temer’s government, on 31 March workers all over the country came together again. The protests were seen as a precursor to the all-out strike planned for 28 April.