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  • The Philippines Enacts UHC and EML law


    21 February 2019

    History was made in the Philippines on 20 February, when President Duterte signed several bills the government had enacted into law. These included the Universal Health Care (UHC) bill and the Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) bill. Both measures are part of the PSI Philippines campaign under the Health Project supported by Finnish PSI affiliates and SASK.

  • PSI holds roundtable on refugees' access to public services


    19 February 2019

    The event held in Beirut on 15 February discussed strategies to enhance refugee assistance in Lebanon, with a view to promoting access to decent work, social protection and public services. PSI General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli and union leaders from PSI Swedish affiliates (ASSR, Vardfordbundet, ST, Vision and Kommunal) attended the meeting alongside members from the General Confederation of Lebanese Workers, Ministry of Social Affairs, ILO and UNHCR.

  • Privatization scheme bribery case ends with guilty plea on least serious charge


    19 February 2019

    A series of criminal trials over a bribery scandal over a P3 privatization scheme ended last week with people admitting that $22.5 million in bribes were paid, but with no one being convicted of actually paying them. For those naïve enough to believe that the justice system does a good job of policing the privatization industry, it was a very bad week.

  • Support the struggle for justice in Palestine


    15 February 2019
    Saad Ismail standing in the ruins of the family home where six family members were killed

    PSI calls on affiliates to support the Ziada family case, an important court case in the Netherlands, that could set a precedent and a breakthrough for the struggle to justice in Palestine.

  • PSI Statement on the situation in Venezuela


    14 February 2019

    We reinforce our call for peace, dialogue, respect for human rights and insist that the principles of sovereignty and self-determination of peoples are essential conditions to end the conflict in Venezuela. We make ourselves available to contribute to a peaceful solution.

  • Sign the petition to protect whistleblowers in the EU!


    14 February 2019

    We’ve been fighting for years to gain strong protections for whistleblowers in the EU. After long and persistent campaigning, together let’s tell the EU to secure strong protections for whistleblowers. Sign the petition!

  • Making whistleblowing work for Europe


    12 February 2019

    The EU is poised to adopt a new directive to protect whistleblowers across Europe. This could have a dramatic impact on the capacity and ability of whistleblowing to work in all our interests. We know that protecting those who speak up in the public interest saves lives, protects our environment, reveals and stops corruption, and stems the huge financial losses to business and governments that result from failures to address wrongdoing.