International Women's Day 2018: Actions from around the world

26 March 2018

On 8 March, PSI affiliated unions from around the world organised mobilisations, events and activities to celebrate International Women’s day 2018 calling for equal pay and wage justice for all. Here are some of the events that took place worldwide.

Join PSI's global campaign for the Human Right to Health - the campaign to influence the formulation and implementation of policies leading to Universal Public Health Coverage (UPHC). Now is the time to unite and fight for #PublicHealth4All.

PSI admitted into Official Relations with WHO

16 February 2018

The World Health Organization’s Secretariat has formally communicated the admittance of Public Services International into official relations with WHO. This was via a letter signed by Dr Gaudenz Silberschmidt, Director of the WHO Department of Partnerships and Non-state Actors. The decision was reached by the WHO Executive Board on 26 January, during it's 142nd session.

The government of Algeria is escalating its war on the independent union of electricity and gas workers SNATEGS, which organizes workers at the state energy company SONELGAZ. ActNOW! Join the LabourStart campaign, send a message of protest!

PSI has launched a global visual campaign aimed at raising awareness about the work of municipal public service professionals. On occasion of the tripartite experts' meeting that took place in April, firefighters were added to the PSI poster series.

Join the campaign to convince governments to support an
ILO Convention and Recommendation on
“Ending violence and harassment in the world of work”.
Violence is NOT part of the job! #EndGBV - #StopGBVatWork

Around 100 women trade unionists from 32 countries are part of the Global Union delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women this year.
Follow the delegation's activities on the UnionCSW blog. #UNCSW62

“We have taken a step that clearly defines the aim to end gender violence as a struggle for human rights and freedom for all,” says Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary, at the PSI 2017 World Congress #16days #StopVAW #orangetheworld #MeToo

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

23 November 2017

“Stopping violence against women is everyone’s responsibility and men must play their part” stated Dave Prentis, PSI President, as his initial words at the PSI Congress 2017’s Pledge to end Violence against Women. Lead by Greg McLean from Australia, public services male trade unionists pledged in Geneva to be key actors in this struggle, in of one of the most emblematic acts of political engagement of public services unions.

Motion of support from PSI's Executive Board to the general strike in Brazil called on 28 April

24 April 2017

The Executive Board of PSI expresses its support for the general strike in Brazil called by the trade union centres on 28th April. In response to the attacks on democracy and trade union and labour rights by the illegitimate government of Michel Temer, a general strike clearly shows strong opposition from the working class to the backward steps taken by the government.