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  • First International Symposium on Community Health Workers starts in Uganda


    21 February 2017

    The first International Symposium on Community Health Workers (CHWs) commenced on 21 February at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda. The 3-day symposium with the theme: Contribution of CHWs towards the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals brings together over 450 policy makers, academics, practitioners, and civil society organisations in the health sector, including PSI.

  • Solidarity with dismissed unionists in Turkey


    21 February 2017

    Ms. Gülüzar ATES, is a union representative and has been working for the Bureau of Labourers Union (a member of KESK) for the past 14 years. She is one of the thousands of Turkish public employees who were removed from their jobs after the attempted coup of 15 July 2016.

  • In the prison where the massacre took place, conditions are bad for the prisoners and precarious for the staff


    21 February 2017

    The company managing the prison has stated that it does not exercise police powers of enforcement inside the Manaus prison, however this task is stipulated in the contract signed with the government of the state of Amazonas and was observed during visits made by human rights advocates.

  • Why privatization simply aggravates the crisis in Brazilian prisons


    21 February 2017

    The mass slaughter that took place earlier this year in a prison in northern Brazil shows that when prisons are managed by private companies it does not solve the problem but rather contributes to their deterioration.

  • 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.

  • PSI supports the Global Intern Strike!


    17 February 2017

    Monday, 20th of February, will see interns and young workers come together in cities across the world as part of the first ever Global Intern Strike.

  • 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.