Ahead of the webinar on privatisation and public services, present and former UN Special Rapporteurs publish an op-ed in The Guardian saying that "global markets have failed to provide people with basic needs like housing and water'
PSI has produced a new paper on the fundamental role strong public and housing services have in halting global pandemics and protecting public health. These services must be fully reclaimed and restored as a critical part of the toolkit governments at all levels have to secure social security and public health for all.
More than 500 organisations and academics from 87 countries, including PSI, have issued a statement today calling on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to stop promoting austerity and instead support policies that advance gender justice, reduce inequality, and put people and planet first.
La ANEF, CONFUSAM y FENPRUSS emitieron comunicados de repudio a la violencia ejercida por Fuerzas Especiales de Carabineros que arrojaron un joven manifestante de 16 años al río Mapocho, en la capital Santiago, el último viernes 2 de octubre.
The health workers union in Liberia, NAHWUL, has called for a 2-week strike further to the government’s refusal to honour the agreement it had signed with union and its call for hazard pay and protective equipment. The government has responded with threats of arrests and dismissals of the striking workers. PSI fully supports its affiliate's strike actions.
Global Day of Climate Action: PSI calls for publicly-owned renewable energy across the Asia- Pacific
On September 25, 2020, Public Services International stands in solidarity with young people across the Asia Pacific going on strike to demand climate action. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the consequences of four decades of neoliberalism where the growth of profits has been prioritised ahead of public health, decent work, human rights or a healthy environment.
The article "The Other Virus: Tax Fraud - Strengthening Social Protection in Latin America" analyzes how the tax structures in Latin America privilege the rich and big companies, thus forcing the working class to pay more taxes than the richest 1% of the population. it is the fourth and last of a series of articles by Public Services International (PSI) in association with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
PSI joins civil society and people’s organizations in calling for the safe and dignified relocation within the EU of the thousands of refugees and migrants left homeless by the big fire in the Moria Refugee Camp in the Greek island of Lesbos.
- Indian National Municipal and Local Bodies Workers Federation
- Tamil Nadu Government Officials Union
- National Organisation of Government Employees
- Karnataka State Government Employees' Association
- Hind Mahila Sabha Indian Women Association
- Mumbai Mahanagarpalika Karmachari Mahasangh Municipal Unions’ Trust
- Nagpur Municipal Corporation Employees Union
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Health unions raise issue of protection for health workers to the Indian National Human Rights Commission
In the face of what appears to be a relentless spread of the Covid-19 pandemic across India, PSI health sector affiliates advocated with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for improved protection of health workers’ rights.
In an open letter, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) calls on the Presidency’s intervention in the devastating plights of frontline health workers. PSI affiliate explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on nurses in South Africa.