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PSI at the International Labour Conference (ILC)

The 107th Session of the International Labour Conference will be held at the Palais des Nations and the ILO headquarters, in Geneva, from 28 May to 8 June 2018. PSI will be working in close cooperation with its affiliates and the Workers’ Group at the ILC to make the voices of public sector workers heard!

Route of Shame 2016: Walk for social justice!

25 May 2016

PSI and global trade unionists walked for social justice in Geneva. Around the world, populist politicians are raising the flag of racism and xenophobia to hide the fact that they represent the interests of the few, not the many. PSI calls for global solidarity with refugees and the respect of their human rights.

Speech by Rosa Pavanelli at the ILC 2015

05 June 2015
Rosa Pavanelli speaking at ILC 2015

PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, spoke at the 104th International Labour Conference (ILC) on Friday 5 June 2015.

ILO Committee on the Application of Standards studies country cases

02 June 2015

PSI representatives are ready to work on country cases in the Committee on the Application of Standards (CAS). The CAS is a standing committee of the International Labour Conference (ILC), which meets every year to examine a list of countries in terms of their application of core and/or ratified Conventions.

104th Session of the International Labour Conference opens

01 June 2015

We are pleased to inform you that the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference opened on Monday 1st June and will end on Saturday 13th June 2015.

Global campaign in support of the right to strike for all workers

24 June 2014

At the International Labour Conference (ILC) in June 2014, during the discussions in the Committee on Application of Standards (CAS), the Employers’ Group persisted to deny that the right to strike forms part of ILO Convention 87, thus undermining decades of jurisprudence and the application of international law.

The Workers’ Group unanimously rejected the demands of the Employers’ group. The conflict over the right to strike has been referred to ILO’s Governing Body, which could call on the International Court of Justice to produce an advisory opinion and put an end to the dispute. A decision is expected in November 2014.

Video: Route of Shame 2014

12 June 2014

Public Services International and trade union leaders from around the world joined in Geneva for the "Route of Shame" on 4th June 2014, calling for the right to strike for all workers and shaming countries where workers' and trade union rights are violated. Quality public services and social justice are key to achieving equality, equity and dignity. On the same day, PSI affiliates in Guatemala, Panama, Buenos Aires, Lima, Santiago de Chile, Paraguay, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Tokyo and Seoul also organized "Route of Shame" actions. International solidarity makes us stronger!

Public Services International calls for the right to strike in a global action

12 June 2014
Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary addresses the event in Geneva

Led by members of the global union federation Public Services International (PSI), trade union leaders from around the world joined in a ‘Route of Shame’ on Wednesday 4 June to call for the right to strike for all workers and shame countries that consistently violate workers’ and trade union rights, in Geneva and 10 other cities around the world.
PSI affiliates organised ‘Route of Shame’ actions in Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, Paraguay, Panama, Peru and South Korea. PSI Youth Committees took the lead in Chile and Paraguay, whereas in Peru the action coincided with a day of national strike.