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  • Dismissed care workers reinstated in Germany


    18 December 2018

    Carmen Laue and Heike Schmidt were reinstated as employees of the social care company Celenus, by a ruling of the Labour Court in Nordhausen in central Germany, on 17 October, 2018. The two union activists are members of Ver.di, a leading affiliate of PSI and the European Public Service Unions (EPSU).

  • Global unions condemn conviction of union leaders in Cambodia


    18 December 2018

    PSI, together with five other Global Union Federations, strongly condemn the sentence against the six independent trade union leaders in Cambodia and call for the convictions to be immediately voided.

  • Turkey: Health workers charged for rendering humanitarian services


    18 December 2018

    PSI attended the court hearing as an international solidarity observer for 14 health workers who face years in prison over their attempts to provide medical assistance to civilians during a curfew imposed by Turkish armed forces in the Kurdish-majority city of Cizre.

  • Astana Conference: 40 Years after Alma-Ata


    18 December 2018

    Hundreds of people including policy-makers, academics and civil society activists gathered for the Global Conference on Primary Health Care at Astana, Kazakhstan on 25-26 October. This was to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first International Conference on Primary Health Care, which was held in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan.

  • India: is “Modicare” the answer?


    18 December 2018

    The Indian government launched what it describes as the largest health insurance scheme in the world, in September. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the 'Ayushman Bharat -Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)' programme will provide health cover to the tune of 500,000 rupees ($6,900) a year for the poorest 100 million families in the country.

  • International Migrants Day - 18 December


    18 December 2018

    “In the face of conflict and climate related migration, we uphold the human right to quality public services in welcoming migrants and supporting inclusive and resilient communities.”

  • PSI joins civil society in welcoming the UN Global Compact on Refugees


    18 December 2018

    17 December 2018 marks the approval by the UN General Assembly of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). A result of a series of thematic discussions and formal consultations conducted by the UNHCR from 2017 through 2018, the GCR aims to strengthen the international response to large movements of refugees and protracted refugee situations.