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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.

Spain: Action day against cuts in public sector

27 June 2012
Rally in Spain

Severe budget cuts are undermining and theatening our welfare state, says Spanish trade unions. Today, June 28., they call for action all over the country.

President of Cambodian union on hunger strike

25 June 2012

The president of PSI-affiliated union in Cambodia on hunger strike on World Public Services Day.

Our challenge for World Public Services Day and beyond: Commemorate 23 June 2012 with action!

18 June 2012

This is a time of both crisis and opportunity.
The members of Public Services International affiliate unions see it every day. You are not alone. The danger is worldwide – ferocious attacks on wages, working conditions, pensions, public service unions, and the vital services we provide to our communities.
In the day-to-day struggle to defend public services and the rights of union members, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that we also have an unprecedented opportunity.

A Robin Hood Tax for a sustainable world

15 June 2012
Robin Hood tax logo

Uma Taxa Robin Hood por um mundo sustentável


Public Services International is co-hosting this event in Rio on Tuesday, 19th June 2012.

Tuesday 19 June / Terça-feira 19 de Junho / Martes 19 de Junio

9h30-11h30 Workshop! Oficina! Taller!
People’s Summit / Cúpula dos Povos  
Sindicato do Bancarios
Avenida Presidente Vargas 502
21st Andar/Floor Auditorio, Centro Rio de Janeiro

Global Week of Action for fair taxation

23 May 2012

This week unions and activists in more than 30 countries are campaigning in support of a financial transactions tax and quality public services.

May Day 2012 – the fight for public services

01 May 2012
Photo May Day demonstration Seattle 2011

Please read and circulate PSI's May Day message, below. We also ask affiliates to send May Day messages of solidarity to PSI and other affiliates through PSI Facebook and Twitter. Please tag tweets and Flickr photos using the hashtag #PSIMayDay.

US unions get ready for the 99% Spring

11 April 2012
Trade unionists demonstrate in United States

Trade unions and other progressive groups in the US are preparing 99% Spring training sessions in the run-up to 17 April, Tax Day, learning how to take back the economy from the 1%.


Read more on the AFL-CIO website

The 99% Spring