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Education support and cultural workers

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

Dominican Republic: Protests met with tear gas and guns

12 November 2012

Unionists protesting against a new tax reform in the Dominican Republic were met by police with tear gas and guns, and several were wounded.

PSI General Secretary: How to fund quality public services in the future

28 October 2012

How do we fund quality public services in the future? Who should benefit and who will have to pay? These were the topics of Peter Waldorff's speech at the “Education in Crisis” seminar in Brussels.

UK: Hundreds of thousands call for A Future that Works

22 October 2012
Green shoes

In the streets of London, Glasgow and Belfast hundreds of thousands of people took part in the march for A Future that Works on October 20.

Actions and events against austerity all over Europe

21 September 2012

Major protests against austerity measures are taking place in many European countries.We give you the list of upcoming events:

Youth unemployment getting worse

10 September 2012
Young persons

The spillover of the euro crisis spreads. Jobless rates among young people get worse globally, according to a report from ILO.

Internships: Head start or labour trap?

22 August 2012
Young man

Internships can provide valuable work experience to young people. But during economic downturns there is also a risk of abuse.

UK: Public sector pensioners to lose billions

15 August 2012
Workers on railway line

Public sector workers will lose more than £8.5 billion a year through cuts to their pensions. - A massive transfer of wealth away from public servants, says trade union leaders.