Young workers

Young people must have the opportunity for decent jobs. Research consistently shows that young men and women are often marginalised. They must overcome more barriers than adults to secure decent employment. Worldwide, young people are three and a half times more likely to be unemployed. Steps must be taken to ensure that young people have access to education, training, and economic opportunities.

New Oceania Youth Network Coordinator

29 July 2015
Photo: Ashvini Ambihaipahar

Since early July 2015, Ms. Ashvini Ambihaipahar, 28, from the Communications, Electrical, Plumbing Union (CEPU), Australia, has been appointed as the new Oceania Youth Network Coordinator, succeeding Ms. Katie Rowsell.

International Workers' Day - 1 May 2015

28 April 2015
Police use water cannon againt protestors in Daegu, Korea

International Workers' Day is the commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, when police fired on workers during a general strike for the eight-hour workday.

Motivating young workers to join unions in Czech Republic

17 October 2014
Seminar on motivating youth membership

Twenty young workers representing seven affiliates from Slovakia and the Czech Republic gathered in Pavlov on 10-12 October 2014 for a three-day seminar aiming at motivating youth membership, organised by PSI and IMPACT, Ireland.

Young workers describe “emergency situation” to all major European Parliament groups

16 October 2014
Youth European Parliament

Young trade union shop stewards working in some of the key sectors of Europe’s economy – including transport, public services, food production, retail, metal, and media and the arts – drew a full crowd in the European Parliament on Tuesday 14 October to describe the dire reality facing young workers and jobseekers today.

Young trade unionists share best practice on migration

24 September 2014
Youth participants at a meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan

Around 40 participants attended a Pan-European Regional Council (PERC) Youth Committee Conference on Migration on 10-11 September. The meeting was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on the invitation of the Azeri trade union confederation AHIK. Public Services International was represented by Cédric Dépollier, Young Workers’ Facilitator.

Caribbean young workers solidarity visit to Haïti

19 September 2014

A delegation of young workers from PSI’s affiliates in the Caribbean will pay a solidarity visit to young workers of the CTSP Haïti during the period October 16 to 20.

PSI calls on its affiliates to stand up for the rights of young workers and their mental health!

05 August 2014

The theme of International Youth Day, 12 August 2014 is “Youth and Mental Health.” Public Services International (PSI) takes this opportunity to call on young workers to get involved in the trade union movement and on trade unions to reach out to youth.