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.

Press release: Ride for workers’ rights and social justice follows ‘Route of Shame 2014’

May22
Rosa Pavanelli during Route of Shame 2013

Led by members of the global union federation Public Services International (PSI), trade union leaders from around the world will join in a ‘Route of Shame’ bicycle ride Wednesday 4 June and visit missions and embassies in Geneva, Switzerland to draw attention to countries which consistently violate workers’ rights. In other cities around the world, PSI affiliates are organizing similar actions.

Campaign materials: Route of Shame 2014

May22
Route of Shame

Campaign materials for the 'Route of Shame 2014' bicycle ride.

The Five Best-Kept Secrets of Economics

May21
Dave Hall - PSIRU

An interview with David Hall (PSIRU) author of a major evidence-based report updated and launched on 20 May 2014 at the 9th EPSU Congress.
The report was initially published in 2010. EPSU and PSI have come together to produce this revised and updated 2014 version which we believe will provide our affiliates across the world with valuable facts, figures and arguments to defend public spending and public services and public service workers.

Why we need public spending (updated)

May21
Why we need public spending - cover page

In May 2014, a revised version of the PSIRU study "Why we need public spending" was released as a joint publication of PSI and EPSU. This report is authored and updated by David Hall of the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU). This study provides valuable facts, figures and arguments to defend public spending and public services and public service workers.

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.

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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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