Anti-corruption

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.

Tackling the social crisis in post-election Algeria

16 April 2014
A protestor holding a placard telling President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step out of the way at a demonstration held in Bejaia on 5 April 2014 to call for a boycott of the Algerian presidential election. (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub)

This article was published on the Equal Times website on 15 April 2014.

Video: Why we need a tax justice campaign in Ghana

21 February 2014

Watch this inspiring two minute video interview about the need for a tax justice campaign in Ghana, with Bernard Adjei, Deputy General Secretary, Public Service Workers Union (PSWU TUC).

EU releases anti-corruption report

06 February 2014
Say no to corruption

Corruption continues to be a challenge for Europe. The European Union has released an anti-corruption report saying that the amount of corruption in the region is "breath taking". The report states that corruption costs the EU economy at least 120 billion euros a year.

Latin American anti-corruption forum commits to action

10 December 2013

On the International Day against Corruption on 9 December 2013, PSI affiliate - Sindicato Unico de Trabajadores del Gobierno del Distrito Federal de México SUTGDF - with the support of other Mexican affiliates and trade union leaders from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Peru, organised the first trade union forum against corruption in Latin America.

The political approach for a campaign against corruption by PSI and its affiliates

09 December 2013

The public often perceives corruption in public services above all as a phenomenon of individual public service employees taking bribes for delivering services or favours to individual citizens. Many citizens of the wealthy and more developed nations believe that corruption is particularly a problem of politicians in poor or developing countries. However, these are only some aspects of corruption, and focussing on them alone obscures the fundamental problem of corruption as a challenge for societies all around the world.

Presentation: PSI anti-corruption campaign

31 October 2013

Presentations by Jürgen Buxbaum, Coordinator Public Administration and Multinational Enterprises on PSI's anti-corruption campaign.

Mobilizing for action – public service workers aim for social and economic justice in Asia Pacific

18 October 2013
group photo

More than 100 leaders of unions affiliated to the global union federation Public Services International concluded meetings in Bangkok, Thailand this week by committing to take joint action to build the power and influence of public service workers in the Asia Pacific region.


The unions identified strategies to address a number of important issues, including fighting harmful free trade agreements, stopping privatization and related corruption in public services, ending violence against women, and advancing positive solutions through tax justice, stronger trade union rights, and supporting young workers and migrant workers in public services.