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Ebola Response

24 October 2014

Deaths to health workers accounted for six percent of all deaths confirmed as due to EVD, even to the end of the outbreaks. Over 500 health workers, including members of PSI affiliated unions, were killed in the line of duty. PSI is actively lobbying national governments, the ILO and WHO and working with health and allied care workers in our unions to rebuild health systems that can resist future outbreaks in the context of universal access to essential healthcare, which is the core of the post-2015 agenda for health.

US to increase pressure on Guatemala over workers’ rights

24 September 2014

PSI welcomes the United States decision to push ahead with legal action to make Guatemala meet international standards on labour rights and working conditions.

Guatemala: Health workers demand implementation of collective agreement

29 August 2014

PSI affiliate, the National Union of Health Workers of Guatemala (SNTSG), and the Frente Nacional de Lucha [SP](FNL), organised a rally on 28 August in Guatemala City.

Guatemala "must do more" to protect trade unionists

10 June 2014

By Anna-Claire Bevan - Equal Times. The Guatemalan president Otto Pérez Molina has promised to continue investigating crimes against trade unionists and to provide them with more security if they consider their lives to be in danger.

Featured news coverage of PSI solidarity in Guatemala

10 June 2014

By Anna-Claire Bevan - VICE News. "Guatemala is the deadliest place in the world to be a trade unionist"

Drab på faglige ledere er hverdag i Guatemala

27 May 2014

Af Lene Frøslev og Unna Küssner, Ulandssekretariatet LO/FTF Council - 19. maj 2014

Young workers from the Inter-American region plan their work for 2014/2015

19 May 2014
PSI regional young workers’ committee for Inter-America

The PSI regional young workers’ committee for Inter-America was held in Guatemala City from 24 to 25 March 2014. The members drew up their regional work plans for the following year, giving priority to decent work and employment issues.

Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

09 April 2014

International trade agreements such as the TPP are currently being fast-tracked and negotiated in secrecy. These agreements undermine local and national government decision-making power and increase corporate access to public services resulting in the privatization of critical public services. PSI is working with global union federations, affiliated unions, and civil society allies who oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) being negotiated in the Asia Pacific Region.

Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)

02 April 2014

PSI is currently undertaking further research on the effects of the TISA on our sectors. PSI will be working with civil society and other allies to oppose the harmful effects of the TISA.

Victory for the SNTSG and Guatemala’s President commits to C151

31 March 2014
Press Conference

PSI organised its annual regional conference, IAMREC, in Guatemala City from 24 to 28 March and followed up on its first international mission in August 2013, meeting with the President General Otto Perez Molina, the Minister of Health, the Deputy Minister of Labour, Ministry of Interior, the General Procurator for human rights, the EU Ambassador, US solidarity center and the UN High Commissioner’s Office for Human rights.