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Quality Public Services

In co-operation with other global federations of unions, PSI has launched the Quality Public Services – Action Now! campaign. This campaign unites public and private sector trade unions, municipal governments and civil society groups in advancing quality public services as the best means of building equitable, sustainable, peaceful and democratic societies. We believe investment in quality public services backed by fair taxation policies is a key solution to the economic crisis.

Indian floods: PSI solidarity message

04 July 2013

Following the massive flooding in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, India in June 2013, PSI expresses its solidarity, support and sympathy to the people and to the workers delivering essential public services in the affected areas.

Tax justice and investment in public services are key to ending inequality in Brazil

28 June 2013
Protests in Rio de Janeiro 20 June 2013 by Semilla Luz

Following days of massive public protests in the streets of Brazil, Public Services International welcomed the news that, in a meeting on 26 June with Brazilian trade union leaders, the country’s President emphasized her commitment to consulting with workers on any labour reform proposals, and to addressing the need to improve quality public services.

Special report: PSI at the International Labour Conference, June 2013

26 June 2013

Every year, the International Labour Conference (ILC) takes places in Geneva. It brings together more than 5000 delegates and is often called an international parliament of labour. The Conference establishes and adopts international labour standards and is a forum for discussion of key social and labour questions. The ILC took place 5-20 June 2013.

Paraguay: No to the privatisation of the energy sector

24 June 2013
Paraguay: No to the privatisation of the energy sector

Following actions from PSI affiliate SITRANDE (Sindicato de Trabajadores de la ANDE), including demonstrations in Asuncion uniting workers from all over the country, and strong support from PSI, the parliament of Paraguay decided to postpone on Tuesday 18 June any decision on the regulatory system of electricity.

23 June Public Services Day: A global tax justice movement to end inequality

23 June 2013

On 23 June, World Public Services Day, PSI stands with the world’s largest labour and non-governmental organisations in “putting world leaders on notice – members of civil society are uniting for tax justice everywhere.”

Public Services International leader Rosa Pavanelli says, “We are proud to be working at the forefront of the rapidly growing global movement to demand tax justice and accountability in public spending for the common good. Redistributing the wealth that workers help to create is not an option, it is an imperative.”

El Salvador: Public-Private Partnership law

14 June 2013
Workers and university groups gather outside the Legislative Assembly to call on legislators to not approve the P3 law

PSI joined the struggle to stop the US-backed Public-Private Partnership (P3) law in El Salvador.

Communiqué: PSI Executive Board meeting, 16-17 May 2013

20 May 2013

Ninety affiliate leaders of Public Services International, headed by 36 Executive Board titular members, met 16-17 May 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss issues facing public service workers and to adopt PSI action priorities for 2013 and beyond. Highlights from this meeting are outlined below.