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SYMPOSIUM ON THE PROTECTION OF WHISTLEBLOWERS
FOLLOW-UP MEETING - PSI WHISTLEBLOWERS’ TASK FORCE
At the Symposium on the Protection of Whistleblowers, PSI and its affiliates discussed the status of whistleblowers’ protection schemes, their specificities, as well as the adoption of an international legal framework as a key element to guarantee their protection. In light of this discussion and the new Programme of Action for the period 2018-2022, recently adopted at the 30th PSI World Congress, which places specific emphasis on the protection of whistleblowers workers who are vulnerable because of tackling corruption, we now need to take concrete steps to chart the way forward to broaden affiliate engagement and to strategize towards achieving the goals set out in the PoA that include the adoption of an international ILO standard for the protection of whistleblowers.
The meeting in Buenos Aires – jointly organized by PSI, UITOC and the unions part of the Red de Trabajadores ICJ (AEFIP, APOC and UEJN) – is a platform for key affiliates to actively engage at national and international level through a PSI Whistleblowers’ Task Force. The fight against corruption requires a strong commitment and coordination among PSI affiliates to ensure that workers who disclose wrongdoing – especially those of the independent audit institutions, tax revenue agencies, and judicial bodies – are protected from reprisal and are rewarded for doing what is fair and just.
The participants to the Follow-up meeting of the Symposium on the Protection of Whistleblowers will specifically:
Interpretation English – Spanish will be available.