Asia Pacific

PSI's Asia and Pacific region covers 122 unions in 22 countries and related territories with a membership of two million workers. The regional office is based in Singapore. Contact the regional offices.

PSI at the 7th Global Forum on Migration and Development

May15
Top table at the Common Space Panel session on Labour Migration

Human Rights and A New Agenda for A Sustainable Pro-people Development Are Critical in Building Partnerships for Decent Work and Social Protection for All Migrant Workers

Speech given by PSI General Secretary at the 7th Global Forum on Migration and Development

May13
Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary, addressing the Common Space Panel session at the GFMD

PSI General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli addressed the delegates of the 7th Global Forum on Migration and Development on 14 May in the Common Space Panel session on Labour Migration. An estimated 900 delegates representing governments, civil society, international organizations and experts participated in the forum.

Speech delivered by Jillian Roque (PSLINK) at the GFMD

May13

Speech delivered by Jillian Roque, Public Services Labor Independent Confederation (PSLINK), Philippines, at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) at one of the breakout sessions on Boosting migrants and diasporas’ contributions to job creation and development in countries of residence, origin and heritage.

Global unions: Labour migration is about the human rights of workers

May13
The trade union international delegation (PSI, AFT, AFL-CIO) during the PGA

Public Services International forms part of the trade union delegation participating at the Civil Society Days of the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) which started on Monday 12 May at the Munchenbryggeriet conference centre in Stockholm, Sweden. The Global Unions will hold a Trade Union Forum “Speak-Out for Migrant Workers' Rights” on 15 May, the first-day of the official government meetings.

New global threat to public services

Apr28
No trade in public services image

On Monday 28th April, PSI affiliates, in collaboration with civil society organisations across the world, are mobilising for a day of action to protest the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) negotiations. These are taking place regularly in secret in Geneva and the next round is on 28th April.
See PSI's Campaign release kit to download all documents.

PSI Special Report: TISA versus Public Services

Apr28
Cover page - TISA versus Public Services

A new report by Public Services International (PSI) warns that governments are planning to take the world on a liberalisation spree on a scale never seen before. According to the report, this massive trade deal will put public healthcare, broadcasting, water, transport and other services at risk. The proposed deal could make it impossible for future governments to restore public services to public control, even in cases where private service delivery has failed. It would also restrict a government’s ability to regulate key sectors including financial, energy, telecommunications and cross-border data flows.

Young workers and trade union organising campaign

Apr07
Participants at meeting

The future of trade unions depends on organising young workers. Unions must address the interests and concerns of these workers by strengthening young workers' networks. PSI Southeast Asia and the Philippines young workers' network jointly organised a one-day workshop on "young workers and trade union organising" in Manila, Philippines on 13 March 2014.

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PSI Statement on the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference

Nov27

The results of decades of corporate-led globalisation are clear for the majority of the world. Unemployment continues to afflict millions and is especially acute for the world’s youth. Inequality is growing and quality public services and labour rights are being undermined. Liberalisation of and financial speculation in commodities markets has produced ruinous price fluctuations for food and shortages that create untold harm and avoidable loss of life. The global economic crisis caused by the reckless and unregulated actions of the private financial markets has created untold suffering for workers and is now being used as the reason to implement punitive and misguided austerity programmes.

Communiqué: Public Services International Steering Committee SC-17

Nov25
PSI Steering Committee and staff, November 2013

Angered by the continuing attacks on public services and the workers who provide these services, distressed by the rising inequality across the world and the failure of the current economic system to provide jobs, particularly for young people, the Steering Committee reiterated its commitments to the 2013-2017 Programme of Action “Social Justice through Quality Public Services” and endorsed priority actions for 2014.

Work-related violence and its integration into existing surveys

Nov20

Statistical measurement of violence at the workplace has been neglected, states a new ILO report presented at the 19th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, held in Geneva, 2-11 October 2013.

Posters: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Nov18
PSI violence against women poster

PSI calls on all its affiliate members, men and women, to make a pledge to end violence against women and girls, at each of their workplaces around the globe. Use these posters available in eight languages

Presentation: PSI young workers

Nov13

This presentation was made by Sandra Vermuyten, PSI Equality and Rights officer, during the PSI AP Quality Public Services Forum in Bangkok, Thailand - October 2013

Presentation: Asia Pacific Youth Network

Oct31

This presentation was made by Nick Kelly during the PSI AP Quality Public Services Forum in Bangkok, Thailand - October 2013

Presentation notes: Pakistan WAPDA

Oct31

This presentation was made by Abdul Nizamani during the PSI AP Quality Public Services Forum in Bangkok, Thailand - October 2013

Presentation notes: Resisting privatisation in Korea

Oct31

This presentation was made by Seok Kim during the PSI Asia Pacific Quality Public Services Forum in Bangkok, Thailand - October 2013

Presentation notes: Trade union rights in Japan

Oct31

This presentation was made by Tatsuya Nakmura during the PSI AP Quality Public Services Forum in Bangkok, Thailand - October 2013

Presentation: Ratification of ILO Convention 151

Oct31

This presentation was made by Glen Pastorfide during the PSI AP Quality Public Services Forum in Bangkok, Thailand - October 2013

Presentation: Trade union rights in India

Oct31

This presentation was made by Raman Kannan during the PSI AP Quality Public Services Forum in Bangkok, Thailand - October 2013

Presentation: ADB engagement analysis

Oct31

This presentation was made by Bobet Corral during the PSI AP Quality Public Services Forum in Bangkok, Thailand - October 2013

Pre-decision & Information Guide for Nurses and Midwives Migrating to Australia

Oct28
Pre-decision & Information Guide for Nurses and Midwives Migrating to Australia

Public Services International and the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), a PSI affiliate, are partners in the production of this pre-decision kit and information guide for nurses and midwives migrating to Australia.

Presentation: Trade and Services Agreement and Public Services

Oct17

Trade presentation given by Daniel Bertossa, PSI Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer, at the PSI Asia Pacific Quality Public Services Forum in Bangkok, Thailand - October 2013

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