Trade union rights

Global trends and forces are affecting public service unions everywhere. There is a community of interest between all unions, whether they are affected by the policies of the International Financial Institutions or are experiencing privatisation, outsourcing or other ‘reform’ measures that place pressure on public services.

Trade union rights news

04 November 2011

All work has dignity, and all workers deserve to be treated with respect by their employers. Trade unions play a decisive role in improving working conditions, safety and wages – yet some governments and employers systematically abuse the right of workers to join existing unions or form new ones. PSI works actively to support the right of workers to free collective bargaining, and to help stop abuses when they occur.

Trade union development

04 November 2011

Free and democratic trade unions are built on solidarity – people working together for improvements in the workplace and the community. Through PSI, unions around the world work together to support each other. Established unions share their knowledge and experience with unions that have fewer resources. This assistance ranges from help with developing tools to serve members, to resource and education materials, to international support in upholding members’ rights.

Urgent Actions & Solidarity Appeals

04 November 2011

Trade union rights are human rights. Some governments and employers systematically reject or abuse these rights. PSI supports affiliates when they face violations. We organise international support, help with developing the tools to defend members, represent affiliates before the International Labour Organisation, and provide resource and education material.

PSI at the International Labour Conference (ILC)

14 May 2013

The 105th Session of the International Labour Conference will be held at the Palais des Nations and the ILO headquarters in Geneva opening on Monday 30th May 2016 and ending on Saturday 11th June 2016. PSI will be working in close cooperation with its affiliates at the ILC to make the voices of public sector workers heard!