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Publications & Research


Gender and pay equity and the construction of mechanisms for the empowerment of women: the case of Quixadá City

02 March 2018

The Brazilian trade unions and the municipality of Quixadá, in Brazil, have decided to re-open the 2003 campaign “Equal Pay Now!” that introduced the first gender and pay equity committee in Latin America. The report is now available in Spanish. This is part of the PSI online campaign for International Women’s Day.

Ontario Pay Equity Results for CUPE Service Workers in Ontario Hospitals: A Study of Uneven Benefits

01 March 2018

In view of International Women’s Day on 8 March, PSI is reviving a debate about pay equity presented in the study entitled: “Ontario Pay Equity Results for CUPE Service Workers in Ontario Hospitals: A Study of Uneven Benefits” written by Jane Stinson, a Canadian political economist.

PSI key policy documents

26 February 2018

The Proceedings of Congress 2017 appear in three volumes: a) Volume 1 contains Resolution No. 1, Programme of Action; b) Volume 2 contains Resolution No. 2, PSI Constitution; c) Volume 3 contains Resolutions adopted by Congress.

UNCSW Expert Group Report rejects neoliberalism, calls for strengthening of women's organizing power

12 January 2018

The Report of the Expert Group Meeting for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women has been released, framed around the urgent need to abandon neoliberal policies.

Privatisation of Migration & Refugee Services & Other Forms of State Disengagement

11 December 2017

This research, written by Jane Lethbridge, Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), examines the effects of the privatisation of services for refugees and migrants at national and international level.

Report: Trade Union Action on Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities

05 December 2017

Trade unions are working all over the world on disability issues. This research captures and summarises trade union action on disability from over 50 countries, including developed, emerging and developing economies. The research offers a new perspective to trade unions who have not worked on this issue, and points to opportunities for others to develop their work further.

16 Days of Activism to end Violence against Women – Her Story – Our Story… Surviving Abuse

04 December 2017

The NUGFW Women's Executive Councils Project for the 16 days activism to end Violence against Women will be launched the first week of December 2017. This book is another phase in the advocacy and work of PSI in the Caribbean to eliminate violence against women and girls. It is another tool available to trade union activists.