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  • Right to Health - Issue 05


    10 January 2019

    Get the latest global news on health and social care services. People over Profit! #PublicHealth4All. Right to Health newsletter Issue 05/2018.

  • Historic national general strike in India


    08 January 2019
    Demonstration by Power Employees & Engineers National strike on 8th January at Nashik and Pune, Maharastra

    The Forum against FTAs has issued a Solidarity Statement in favour of the workers, trade unions and independent federations across India joining together in a historic general strike on 8-9 January. The Forum believes India's flawed trade and investment policies have contributed to deepen the crisis that workers are currently facing.

  • PSI extends full support to nationwide strike in India


    08 January 2019

    On 8-9 January, Indian workers and their trade unions are holding a two-day nationwide general strike to protest against "anti-labour, anti-people and anti-national policies " of the Modi government. PSI extends full support and solidarity to its affiliates, other unions and the workers of India participating in the strike action.

  • Migration is here to stay, funding public services is vital to address it


    20 December 2018
    George de Moussa - Lebanon

    In an Op-ed published around the world, Geneviève Gencianos, PSI Migration Programme Coordinator, writes about public service workers who are at the frontline providing basic services to migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. It is through public services that we can fight inequality and build resilient and inclusive societies.

  • Time for quality revolution in healthcare


    19 December 2018
    Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary

    A major focus of this edition is the need to go beyond the tokenism which favours profit-making for health companies of different sorts over the provision of quality health for all, presented as “universal health coverage.” A position the PSI has held for several years is that quality health for all is what we need, and this is possible only when it is publicly delivered.

  • Health care staff issues: an election issue in Quebec


    18 December 2018

    For the last few years, the 75,000 members of the Quebec health care workers’ union, the FIQ, have been campaigning for the government to allow them to provide quality and humane health care. A lot of problems can be avoided by having stable well-staffed work teams.

  • Dismissed care workers reinstated in Germany


    18 December 2018

    Carmen Laue and Heike Schmidt were reinstated as employees of the social care company Celenus, by a ruling of the Labour Court in Nordhausen in central Germany, on 17 October, 2018. The two union activists are members of Ver.di, a leading affiliate of PSI and the European Public Service Unions (EPSU).