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  • Binding UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights


    19 October 2018
    Room 20 of UN building

    The intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations (IGWG) held its fourth meeting on 15-19 October in Geneva, in order to discuss the Zero Draft for an internationally legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

  • PCS wins £3million check-off compensation


    18 October 2018

    PSI affiliate PCS has achieved a major victory over the UK government in a dispute over the check-off system for union dues. On 16 October 2018, the High Court ruled that ministers acted illegally by withdrawing check-off in a brutal attempt to bankrupt the union.

  • Over 8,000 women in Glasgow to strike over gender-based pay discrimination in public services


    18 October 2018
    GMB members (left to right) Gillian Docherty, Eileen Dougall, Shona Thomson and Lee-Ann Dougall (Jane Barlow/PA)

    Thousands of school staff, caterers, cleaners, nursery and care workers - members of PSI affiliates UNISON and GMB - will begin a 48-hour strike action on 23 October. The decision comes after a 12-year tribunal battle, and a repeated refusal by the city council to state its position after the highest court in Scotland ruled last year that the city’s pay system was discriminatory.

  • PSI trade unions fight for decent work and trade union rights in Ukraine


    18 October 2018

    Almost 20 thousand trade union members, from FPU and its member organisations, representing public sector workers, doctors, teachers, miners, communal workers, metalworkers, etc. marched through Kyiv on October 17 chanting “Jobs, Wages, Decent Life!”

  • Murder of Hauwa Liman: grave cause for concern in Nigeria


    18 October 2018
    Hauwa Mohammed Liman

    The execution of 24-year old Hauwa Mohammed Liman by a faction of the Boko Haram sect in north-eastern Nigeria calls for increasing concern over the safety and security of health workers delivering emergency services. PSI is shocked by this cruel act and calls on the Federal Government of Nigeria to take necessary action to bring an end to this reign of terror.

  • Global Unions Critique the World Bank’s flagship report at the Annual Meeting


    17 October 2018

    The World Bank’s World Development Report 2019:The Changing Nature of Work, has attracted significant criticism from trade unions and civil society since a draft was circulated earlier this year. PSI and BWI responded to the draft report and the work of the bank and its lending arm in a panel organised by PSI, BWI, UNI and ITUC, at the World Bank Civil Society Policy Forum.

  • European network of public service workers in migrant and refugee services is created


    16 October 2018

    On September 26th and 27th, the Italian Public Sector Union, FP CGIL, together with the Spanish union Fsc Ccoo and the European Public Services Union, held a meeting in Palermo to tackle the issue of migration.