PSI at the International Labour Conference (ILC)

The 102nd Session of the International Labour Conference will be held at the Palais des Nations and the ILO headquarters in Geneva opening on Wednesday 5th June 2013 and and ending on Thursday 20th June 2013. PSI will be working in close cooperation with its affiliates at the ILC to make our voices heard!

Special report: PSI at the International Labour Conference, June 2013

Jun26

Every year, the International Labour Conference (ILC) takes places in Geneva. It brings together more than 5000 delegates and is often called an international parliament of labour. The Conference establishes and adopts international labour standards and is a forum for discussion of key social and labour questions. The ILC took place 5-20 June 2013.

PSI workers’ voices at the 102nd International Labour Conference

Jun18
Rosa Pavanelli (centre) with PSI delegates at the workers' group meetings

More than 150 PSI affiliate representatives participated in the International Labour Conference held in Geneva in June 2013. Here are some of their comments.

Speech: Rosa Pavanelli final ILC speech

Jun18

PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli's final presentation to the International Labour Conference summarising PSI's perspectives on public sector reform and the ILO.

Video: PSI Anti Corruption Forum ILC June 2013

Jun 17

Public Services International hosted this forum as an official side event of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
Participants discussed how corruption undermines public services and democracy. Corruption wastes public money by diverting it into the hands of corrupt politicians, businesses and their agents.

PSI interim report: ILO Committee on the Application of Standards, June 2013

Jun14
Workers' representatives from South Korea and Guatemala

The Committee on the Application of Standards (CAS) is a standing committee of the International Labour Conference (ILC), which meets every year to examine a list of twenty-five countries in terms of their application of core and/or ratified Conventions.

Report: Public Finance Control and Anti-Corruption Strategies Forum

Jun14

Public Services International leader Rosa Pavanelli opened the Public Finance Control and Anti-Corruption Strategies Forum on 13 June 2013 by saying: “Corruption is one of the sicknesses of our society. We believe 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.”

Public Finance Control and Anti-Corruption Strategies forum

Jun13

A PSI parallel event on public finance control and anti-corruption strategies.

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Your Future in Public Hands

May14
Green poster: Your Future in Public Hands

Public services are under attack and action is needed to ensure that in the future quality public services will be available to young and old, generating social justice and equality for all.

Special report: PSI at the International Labour Conference, June 2013

Jun26

Every year, the International Labour Conference (ILC) takes places in Geneva. It brings together more than 5000 delegates and is often called an international parliament of labour. The Conference establishes and adopts international labour standards and is a forum for discussion of key social and labour questions. The ILC took place 5-20 June 2013.

Speech: Rosa Pavanelli final ILC speech

Jun18

PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli's final presentation to the International Labour Conference summarising PSI's perspectives on public sector reform and the ILO.

Campaign materials: The Route of Shame

Jun12

Campaign materials for the Route of Shame bicycle ride.

Brochure: "Your Future in Public Hands"

Jun07

A compilation of PSI statements and background information for use by PSI delegates at the International Labour Conference ILC

PSI Comments on ILO Report “Collective bargaining in the public service: a way forward”

May23

Public Services International (PSI) welcomes the report and the excellent work done by the Committee of Experts, considering that this is the first time that collective bargaining in the public service is being addressed in a General Survey. Trade union rights remain the top priority for public sector unions around the world. This is certainly a timely report that exposes many of the challenges that trade unions face in the public sector.

ILO Report: Sustainable development, decent work and green jobs

May23

This report addresses the challenges of achieving environmental sustainability and turning the vision of decent work for all into a reality.

ILO General Survey: Collective bargaining in the public service – A way forward

May17

The main focus of the ILO General Survey is on collective bargaining rights in the public administration. It also covers a number of other subjects, including consultation, the civil and political rights of public sector employees, the facilities to be granted to trade union representatives, protection against acts of discrimination and interference, and dispute settlement mechanisms. However, Convention No. 154 applies not only to the public administration, but also to the whole of the public and private sectors. This explains that while the Survey focuses on the public administration for the subjects mentioned, it also refers more generally, and in less detail, to the situation in respect of law and practice in the private sector.

General Report of the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

May16

The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations is an independent body composed of legal experts charged with examining the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by ILO member States. The annual report of the Committee of Experts covers numerous matters related to the application of ILO standards.

ILO Manual on Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution in the Public Service

May16

This excellent ILO Manual seeks to provide examples on how different countries have developed successful mechanisms to prevent and resolve disputes in labour relations in the public service. It showcases effective ways to develop collective bargaining systems and provides approaches and formulas for dispute resolution.

Posters: Your Future in Public Hands

May14

On 1 May 2013, PSI launched the campaign “Your Future in Public Hands.” Public services are under attack and action is needed to ensure that in the future quality public services will be available to young and old, generating social justice and equality for all.

Badges: Your Future in Public Hands

Apr25
PSI Your Future in Public Hands badges

Download PSI badge files for the "Your Future in Public Hands" campaign and create your own button badges.

Working for the alternative: Implementing PSI's mandate in 2013 and beyond

Mar19

The 2012 PSI World Congress provided a framework for Public Services International's discussions and decisions. However, it is necessary to focus priorities. This document presents a detailed implementation plan for PSI's mandate in 2013 and beyond.

PSI Congress Resolutions

Mar12

Resolutions adopted at the 29th World Congress of Public Services International, held in Durban, South Africa, 27-30 November 2012.
The Resolutions have been published in three volumes: Volume 1 - Resolution No. 1 (Programme of Action); Volume 2 - Resolution No. 2 (Constitution), and Volume 3 - Resolutions No. 3 to 49.

Public Control Workers and the Fight against Corruption

Jun15

Ending corruption requires public and political organising to demand that governments represent public interests, instead of rich individuals and powerful companies, and to hold them accountable.

Public Finance Control and Anti-Corruption Strategies forum

Jun13

A PSI parallel event on public finance control and anti-corruption strategies.

The Route of Shame: A bicycle ride for social justice

Jun12
Poster Route of Shame

Join us in calling for the universal protection of workers’ rights and social justice!

ILC Orientation Meeting

Jun05

Orientation meeting for all PSI Delegates

102nd International Labour Conference (ILC)

Jun05

The 102nd Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) will be held at the Palais des Nations and the ILO headquarters in Geneva, from 5 to 20 June 2013.

Video: Interview with Luis Lara - SNTSG, Guatemala

Jun 26

During the International Labour Conference in Geneva, June 2013, Public Services International interviews Luis Lara, President of Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de Salud de Guatemala (SNTSG), a PSI affiliate.

Audio: Money lost through corruption could fund decent public services.

Jun 26

Every year about $2.6 trillion is stolen by corruption. This money could be used to fund decent public services and help developing countries.

Videos: PSI at the International Labour Conference

Jun 21

View a selection of interviews of PSI delegates at the ILC, the Route of Shame video, the Anti-Corruption Forum video on YouTube:

Photos: The Route of Shame - South America

Jun 21

In parallel to the Geneva Route of Shame eventhref>, PSI affiliates organized similar actions in Lima, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Quito and Bogota. International solidarity makes us stronger and unites PSI!

Video: PSI Anti Corruption Forum ILC June 2013

Jun 17

Public Services International hosted this forum as an official side event of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
Participants discussed how corruption undermines public services and democracy. Corruption wastes public money by diverting it into the hands of corrupt politicians, businesses and their agents.

Photos: Public Finance Control and Anti-Corruption Strategies forum

Jun 14

Ending corruption requires public and political organising to demand that political leaders represent public interests, not the interests of rich individuals and powerful companies, and to hold them accountable.

Video: The Route of Shame - Ride for Workers' Rights

Jun 14

Led by members of the global union federation Public Services International (PSI), trade union leaders from around the world join in a ‘Route of Shame’ bicycle ride Wednesday 12 June and visit missions and embassies in Geneva, Switzerland to draw attention to countries which consistently violate workers’ rights.

Photos: The Route of Shame - Geneva

Jun 13

Led by members of the global union federation Public Services International (PSI), trade union leaders from around the world join in a ‘Route of Shame’ bicycle ride Wednesday 12 June and visit missions and embassies in Geneva, Switzerland to draw attention to countries which consistently violate workers’ rights.

Webinar: to get ready for the 2013 ILC discussion on Green Jobs/Just Transition

May 23

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Sustainlabour organized 3 Webinars (online seminars) to introduce the issue and the process to union delegates or union experts interested in doing advocacy work in the capitals prior to the next ILO International Labour Conference.