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  • PSI No Recruitment Fees Campaign in Nigeria


    05 October 2017

    Around 80 representatives from PSI trade union affiliates in Nigeria, government agencies, civil society organisations and the media launched the PSI No Recruitment Fees Campaign in the country on 3-4 October in Abuja.

  • Congress Fundraising Appeal


    04 October 2017

    PSI Congress is a once in five-year opportunity to make trade union and political contacts, debate policy and inspire action. An exciting part of this experience is the cultural programme designed to complement the political agenda. For the first time, PSI is offering unions the opportunity to be publicly recognized for their support for this important programme.

  • Parliamentary committee supports demands of health workers' union of ukraine


    29 September 2017

    The Health Committee of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine reviewed the appeal of PSI affiliate, the Health Workers’ Union of Ukraine, to assist in meeting the healthcare workers’ demands towards public authorities made at the All-Ukrainian Protest on 19 September.

  • Worsening working conditions in the Swiss health sector


    28 September 2017

    Switzerland is globally reputed for having one of the world’s best healthcare systems. This could however be undermined by declining terms and conditions of work. Health workers constitute the backbone of healthcare services delivery and require decent work to render their services appropriately. But this is increasingly not being the case.

  • Delivering Safe Drinking Water for Syrian Refugees and Local Community in Lebanon


    27 September 2017

    “Because we had the war in Lebanon before and suffered, we feel in solidarity with Syrian refugees who are experiencing the same thing,” says Georges Moussa, Vice-President of the Water Workers Union of North Lebanon (Syndicat des employés de l'Office des Eaux du Liban Nord).

  • Women municipal workers in Brazil and the Southern Cone meet to bridge gender gap in the sector


    26 September 2017

    For the first time since the launch of the PSI Confederation of Municipal Workers’ Unions of the Americas (CONTRAM-PSI), more than 60 municipal sector trade unionists met in Asuncion, Paraguay, on 7 September, to discuss the labour and trade union situation of women workers in the sector.

  • Averting health crisis in South Africa


    25 September 2017

    Health inequity in South Africa is rising to crisis proportions. The 20th edition of the South African Health Review which was recently released presents a dire picture of the future, if the problems of inadequate funding, acute staff shortages and policy/legislative gaps are not addressed immediately, with the seriousness this deserves.