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Anti-corruption day 9 December: Protection of whistleblowers is key to fighting corruption


09 December 2016

The UN estimates that US$ 1 trillion is paid in bribes per year, while more than twice that amount – US$ 2.6 trillion – is stolen annually through corruption. This in turn corresponds to more than 5 per cent of global GDP. Whistleblowing is a key tool to detect fraud and wrongdoing – whistleblower protection can facilitate workers’ effectiveness of stopping wrongdoing at an early stage through voicing their concern before scandals erupt and stakeholders incur huge damage. A new PSI report addresses this issue.

Saving Lives Needs Safety!


27 November 2016

25 November - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Trade unions are struggling to end violence at the workplace and in society. We stand for peaceful solutions, a culture of dialogue based on the human right to health, peace and social protection. In all countries, we need a strong commitment from governments to address the deeply rooted causes of violence against women: inequality and discrimination.

Global union leaders personally investigate victimisation of South Korean trade unionists


25 July 2016

Global union leaders will be in court in Seoul tomorrow (26 July), to witness the latest in a series of unjust trials of South Korean union leaders. They will then report on what they have seen directly outside the building.

Public sector unions lobby MEPs to reject new Investment Court System


05 July 2016

Today, the trade union federation that represents public sector unions globally, and in Europe, released research showing that the European Union’s proposal to create a new investment court could open governments to hundreds of court cases costing billions of dollars.

Defending public services together!


21 June 2016

On the occasion of UN Public Service Day, on the 23rd of June, Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary, says "we need to ensure multinationals pay their fair share of tax and that governments use this revenue to drive public sector growth through investment in universal, quality public services".

TiSA undermines COP21 action says analysis of leaked annex on Energy


30 May 2016

Greenpeace, trade unions and the global trade network Our World Is Not For Sale (OWINFS) claim TiSA is the latest secretly negotiated trade deal that undermines climate change action.

No to privatization of occupational health and safety!


19 May 2016
Ebola Personal Protective Equipment - Photo:UNMEER/Martine Perret - Creative Commons

PSI welcomes the news that the draft ISO 45001 has been rejected by ISO Member Organizations, since the majority vote necessary for its adoption was not reached. PSI has campaigned for a NO-vote through its affiliates around the world and now calls for a genuine standard-setting process to be launched within the ILO!