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Algerian trade unionists in critical condition as hunger strike enters fifth week

06 June 2012

In protest against repeated human and trade union rights violations, nine union members, five women and four men, began an unlimited hunger strike on 6 May in Algiers, Algeria. Despite urgent requests for meetings, and daily reports on the hunger strikers' rapidly deteriorating health, the government continues to refuse to address the judicial workers’ issues.

PSI expresses solidarity with workers and communities affected by recent earthquakes in Italy

31 May 2012

The global union federation Public Services International extends our solidarity and condolences to PSI union members, their families and communities who’ve experienced trauma or losses caused by the serious earthquakes in northern Italy this spring.

Russia and the World Trade Organization

31 May 2012

On 31 May 2012, an international conference “What Will Happen to Russia in the WTO: International Experience” is to be held in Moscow at 11h00-17h00pm (Moscow time), with live internet-coverage on www.wto-inform.ru, bringing together experts from China, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Greece, Canada and other countries, as well as speakers from Russia.

May Day 2012 – the fight for public services

01 May 2012
Photo May Day demonstration Seattle 2011

Please read and circulate PSI's May Day message, below. We also ask affiliates to send May Day messages of solidarity to PSI and other affiliates through PSI Facebook and Twitter. Please tag tweets and Flickr photos using the hashtag #PSIMayDay.

The resounding message from people’s world water forum: Reclaim public water!

16 March 2012
Tap and water made from banknotes at the alternative water forum

Two international forums on water issues happened in Marseille, France the week of 12 March that – like reflecting pools, mirrored the different values of those attending.

Union women – at the heart of the struggle for basic trade union rights

05 March 2012
PSI Poster for International Women's Day 2012

On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2012, Public Services International recognises and applauds the work of women trade unionists, who are always at the very heart of our struggle for human and labour rights and equality.

Labour Migration is a Decent Work Issue

28 November 2011

A 40-member strong delegation of trade unionists will participate in three related events: the Fifth Global Forum on Migration and Development Civil Society Days, the Global Unions Forum on Migration and the People’s Global Action on Migration, Human Rights and Development from 29 November to 2 December in Geneva, Switzerland. PSI is leading the delegation together with sister global unions BWI, EI and ITUC.