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PSI Constitutional Meetings

27 February 2017

In New York, PSI affiliate 1199SEIU delivers letter to the Ambassador of Liberia to the US

20 February 2017

On February 17, joining the worldwide protests for the reinstatement of health workers Joseph S. Tamba and George Poe Williams, President and General Secretary of NAHWAL, respectively, Maria Castaneda on behalf of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East delivered a letter to the Ambassador Jeremiah C. Suluneth.

Trade union rights in Liberia: PSI meets the Ambassador to the UN in Geneva

17 February 2017

On February 17, PSI Deputy General Secretary, David Boys, Health Officer, Baba Aye, and Trade Union Rights Officer, Camilo Rubiano, met with the Ambassador of Liberia to the UN organizations in Geneva, Mr. Paul Wolokollie Tate, to discuss the situation of Joseph S. Tamba and George Poe Williams, President and General Secretary of NAHWAL, respectively.

UNISON Petitions Liberian Government: Demands Reinstatement of Tamba and Poe Williams

18 November 2016

In a letter to the president of Liberia, submitted at the country's Embassy in London on November 18, Dave Prentis, UNISON's General Secretary expressed “grave concerns over the situation of workers in the health sector in Liberia”, drawing particular attention to the dismissals of Brothers Joseph S. Tamba and George Poe Williams.

Respect the right to organise - Reinstate Liberian trade union leaders NOW!

The Liberian regime has no respect for basic Human Rights; or Workers Rights!

In Liberia, the government has arbitrarily fired health workers who were on the front lines of the fight against Ebola; simply because they were trying to ensure adequate protection and working conditions for public workers. Before you consider traveling to or investing in Liberia, think about whether you really want to support a regime which treats health heroes as disposable goods.

Learn more about how to stand up for the rights of Liberian workers by watching the video above and signing the petition below!

PSI Liberian affiliates continue to protest against attacks on trade union rights

19 August 2016
Liberia attack on workers' rights

PSI continues to support its Liberian affiliates in their protest against the Liberian Government’s attacks on workers and trade union rights. In a new statement, seven public sector unions are reiterating their demands.

Work on the ground: three national action plans

10 August 2016
PSI-WAHSUN Conference on Ebola, November 2014.

The kick-off of our activities was a large consultation meeting in Ghana with the health unions from the three most affected countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. After an exercise on union challenges, opportunities and priorities, the unions started working on the analysis of their own national situation and the elaboration of a national action plan for their union.[This article is an extract from the 2016 update "PSI trade union response to the Ebola Virus Disease".]

Missing wages, hazard fees and family support

10 August 2016
Photo: UNICEF Guinea. Creative Commons

In the first stage of the strategy, the health unions focused on collecting information in order to elaborate their union demands on proven data. A survey was carried out to collect data on payment of wages and hazard fees to healthcare workers and the financial support for the families of deceased healthcare workers. [This article is an extract from the 2016 Update "PSI trade union response to the Ebola Virus Disease".]