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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!

World Health Day 2016: Our health is not for sale!


07 April 2016

On Thursday April 7, Public Services International joins in the worldwide celebration of World Health Day.

Hope has no borders – Public services welcome migrants and refugees


21 March 2016

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March, Public Services International (PSI) calls on all public service workers to stand united in their support for migrants and refugees by welcoming them and fighting against racism and xenophobia.

Flint isn’t the only city: austerity politics maim and kill


16 February 2016
Photo: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Political Suicide - Creative Commons- DonkeyHotey

The Flint crisis is a glaring example of the results of right-wing governments Public Services International (PSI) stands with the public service workers of Flint, with their families and their communities as they struggle with this massive miscarriage of justice.

Lack of funding for public services plays a vital role in Zika epidemic


03 February 2016
Photo: Aedes mosquito - Marcos Teixeira de Freitas/CC

This crisis demonstrates once more that underfunding and massive privatization of public health services have led to an absence of preventative measures to contagious diseases - which combined with the effects of climate change produces the perfect environment for their proliferation.

18 December 2015: International migrants day


16 December 2015
Syrian refugees in Vienna

Public services welcome migrants and refugees, build resilience of communities

Climate agreement ratified in Paris


14 December 2015
Cut emissions, not public services!

Some call it an historic agreement, the first time all nations commit to actions to deal with the threats of climate change. The Kyoto Protocol only committed a specific group of nations to act.