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Quality public services

ILO/SECTOR Global Dialogue Forum on the impact of the financial crisis on collective bargaining in the public service

2 April, 2014 to 3 April, 2014

PSI will take part in the Global Dialogue Forum on Challenges to Collective Bargaining in the Public Service will be held at the ILO, Geneva, from Wednesday, 2 to Thursday, 3 April 2014.

If you want to know about hospital quality, ask a nurse

18 March 2014
group of nurses

Recent research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing shows that nurses' assessment of hospital quality is invariably accurate.

Putting public in public services: Research, action and equity in the Global South

13 April, 2014 to 16 April, 2014

The international conference Putting public in public services: Research, action and equity in the Global South, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 13-16 April 2014, will bring together progressive academics and NGOs who work closely with PSI and our affiliates on a range of public services.

Man dressed as clown holding banner against water privatisation

The tragedy of the private, the potential of the public

14 Mar 2014

This new booklet co-published by Public Services international and the Transnational Institute surveys anti-privatisation campaigns by PSI affiliates around the world. From South Africa to Brazil, from Italy to the US, in Uruguay, Greece, Norway, the UK and in many other countries, municipal councils are taking services back under public control.

After Yolanda: Government employees are also human beings

11 Mar 2014

Four months after Typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda as it's known in the Phlippines, PSI affiliate in the Philippines, PSLINK, has put together a photo report of the effects Yolanda has had on the population and more specifically on the lives of public sector workers.

Message from ILO Director-General on World Day of Social Justice, 20 February 2014

19 February 2014

As the world marks the Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urges 'policy-makers to converge on the ambition of a real global socio-economic recovery – a recovery for all – and a Post-2015 Development Agenda that helps lift all out of poverty.'

UK: Closure of 281 tax offices will abandon vulnerable taxpayers

13 February 2014

The closure announced on 12 February of all the UK's 281 walk-in tax offices will abandon vulnerable taxpayers and could cost more than it will save, says PSI affiliate the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS).

PSI calls on EU leaders to implement broad-based financial transactions tax

13 February 2014
Robin hood FTT

In an open letter to French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, PSI calls on EU leaders to implement a broad-based financial transactions tax (Robin Hood Tax) in order to fund vital public services and decent jobs necessary to end poverty and inequality, support sustainable development and address climate change.