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Overview of proposed privatization of Electricity Sector in Ghana

22 Jun 2016

This recent analysis by PSIRU shows the influence of the US government and its Millennium Challenge Corporation in the planned energy privatization in Ghana.

PSI affiliates oppose the privatisation of electricity in Ghana

23 May 2016
Demonstrations against energy privatisation

PSI affiliates the Public Utility Workers Union (PUWU) and the Public Services Workers Union (PSWU) have called on the Government to stop the privatisation of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). Following PSI’s advice, the two unions are collaborating to advocate against the concession.

Workers in Ghana demonstrate against massive increase in utility tariffs

27 January 2016

Wednesday 20 January 2016, Ghanaian workers, mostly public sector workers and members of PSI’s 8 affiliates in the country, took to the streets along with other civil society groups to protest the recent massive increases in utility tariffs calling on the government to withdraw the Energy Sector Levies Act 899 of 2015 with immediate effect.

Climate change: Towards and Beyond COP21

08 October 2015

The solutions to the climate challenge require a substantive transformation of the current socio-economic development paradigm, including industrial change. This is not just about some technical changes to energy production or transport systems. What is required is a redefinition of the predominant model of production and consumption. We must give back to the state and public services their role in supporting our communities, and ensure that workers and trade unions are able to participate fully in all steps of this process.

Strengthening our health systems

15 July 2015

PSI-affiliated health sector unions in Ghana celebrated West Africa Health Organization (WAHO) Day on 9 July 2015. This year’s celebration took place at the Registered Nurses Hostel in Accra. This celebration goes on not only in Ghana but other West African Countries as well.

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

17 June 2015

PSI works in coalition with EI, ITUC, civil society partners, the ILO and others to influence the inter-governmental negotiations related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Financing for Development (FfD) arena.

Emergencies and Disasters

03 April 2015

PSI represents first responders and frontline workers. These are the people who put their lives at risk in order to protect and save your families. First responders include firefighters and emergency medical technicians, police and other uniformed services. They are also the frontline workers in hospitals and health clinics, in schools, in energy and water utilities; in public transport; in civil administration and in a range of other areas. All of us depend on these people being able to do their jobs, having the right tools and training.

PSI Africa region health sector trade unions call for new public healthcare systems in response to Ebola crisis

04 December 2014

"Safe workers save lives”: Health sector unions from the region are reporting extremely poor levels of preparedness in case Ebola were to spread beyond the current major outbreak countries while workers involved in the fight to contain EVD and save lives continue to die at unacceptably high levels.

Regional Executive Committee for Africa and Arab countries (AFREC 2014)

25 November, 2014 to 26 November, 2014

Further to the postponement of the Regional Conference for Africa and Arab Countries (AFRECON) to 2015, the Regional Office has decided to call an extraordinary AFREC meeting.

Billions disappearing through tax evasion

19 November 2014
Bernard Adjei, Ghana Tax Justice Campaign - Photo David Falk

Enormous amounts are disappearing through tax evasion. The missing tax revenue in Africa is greater than the entire amount received in development aid. A sound tax policy is a tool for global development, concludes a seminar organised the Union of Civil Servants, ST, Sweden.