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North America

The Washington Office

Contact: Mark Langevin - Subregional Secretary

Address: 1200 18th Street NW #700 - Washington, D.C. 20036 - USA

Telephone: 202-744-0072

Email: mark.langevin@world-psi.org

The ongoing fight for pay equity in Canada

15 October 2015
PSAC photo: Equality - Respect me!

Canadian trade unions’ fight for Pay Equity is one of the most important landmarks in the advance of equality between men and women at work. It has been recognised by the international trade union movement as an example of legislation and best practice in job evaluation and work compensation.

PSI and Canadian Labour Congress file joint ILO complaint

14 September 2015

On Monday 14 September, Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary, submitted an ACFO-drafted complaint on behalf of 230,000 Canadian federal public servants at the International Labour Organization (ILO) headquarters in Geneva.

Public sector health services in a downward spiral of privatization in Québec, Canada

12 August 2015

In Québec, the public sector health system is being systematically eroded through deliberate underspending that has physicians fleeing the public system for private practice. As the physicians leave, the conditions for patients in the public system worsen, justifying criticisms of inefficiency and further cuts.

Energy democracy and the climate agenda

03 July 2015

PSI and affiliates, along with a number of national union confederations and some industrial and private sector unions met in New York on 29 June 2015 to advance the programme on energy democracy and energy and the climate agenda.

US Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

26 June 2015

Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary of Public Services International (PSI) commended the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the King v. Burwell case that rejects the Republicans' attack on the Affordable Care Act and on the eligibility of Americans to purchase affordable health insurance.

World Day against Child Labour

12 June 2015

On the World Day against Child Labour, 12 June, American Federation of Teachers Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson, co-chair of the Child Labor Coalition makes a declaration on behalf of her fellow unionists.

Safe handling of patients

28 April 2015

In April 2014, the New York State legislature in the US enacted the “Safe Patient Handling Act” that is now in the process of implementation. It is the 9th US state to enact such a law