Asia-Pacific

Major breakthrough for public workers’ rights: Philippines ratifies ILO Convention 151

19 September 2017
The trade union delegation

On 14 August, PSI affiliates and other public sector unions in the Philippines made history. After a seven-year-old battle, the Senate of the Philippines finally concurred with the ratification the ILO Convention concerning Protection of the Right to Organise and Procedures for Determining Conditions of Employment in the Public Service (No. 151), becoming the first country in Asia to do so.

Open letter to UN-HABITAT

18 September 2017

Civil society organisations, trade unions, public water operators together with International Steering committee members of GWOPA jointly send the open letter to the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT concerning the recent attempt to undermine GWOPA's core purpose, origin and history.

Massive Open Online Course on Fair Wage Strategies in a Global Economy

07 September 2017

The Global Labour University Online Academy on https://glu.iversity.org/ is pioneering cross-country online education for trade unionists, researchers and experts from the world of work. This course on Fair Wage Strategies in a Global Economy offers global networking, theory and practical skills for trade unionists on the economics of wages, collective bargaining, minimum wages and strategies to achieve fair wages.

Right to Health - Issue 03 (July/August 2017)

06 September 2017
Get the latest global news on health and social care services. People over Profit! #PublicHealth4All. Right to Health newsletter Issue 03/2017.

Privatization Watch - 07/2017

05 September 2017
Latest issue of #PrivatizationWatch (07/2017) - The Global newsletter on privatization of public services around the world.

"RCEP, labour & public services" workshop (Philippines)

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6 September, 2017 to 7 September, 2017

Public Services International, Focus on the Global South, Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ), NAGKAISA Labor Coalition and Transnational Institute (TNI) are organising a two-day regional workshop “RCEP, LABOUR & PUBLIC SERVICES” that will aim to demystify the RCEP and trade agreements from the viewpoint of public services and implications for workers. The workshop will be taking place on 6-7 September in Manila, Philippines.

PSI statement on floods and natural disasters

04 September 2017
The National Guard/CC

The heavy flooding last week in Texas and in parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal is causing significant loss of life and livelihood and major damage to communities. PSI joins all in sending condolences to those affected, and expresses concern about the growing frequency and intensity of such storms and the capacity of public emergency services to cope.

Annual Report 2016

29 Aug 2017

2016 has been a year of momentous change across the world. This changing environment provides great threats, but also great opportunities where we are organised, mobilised and provide leadership for our unique vision.

Brazil: Nursing in danger from government reforms

16 August 2017
Health workers demonstrate in São Paulo

The national federation of nurses in Brazil (Federação Nacional dos Enfermeiros, FNE), has worked for many years to obtain better working conditions, fair working hours and decent pay for nurses across the country, including in São Paulo. Despite the economic crisis, it continues to fight on behalf of thousands of nurses to allow them a better quality of life which would also enable them to provide better care for patients.

Kerala nurses take on powerful private hospital industry

16 August 2017
Health worker in India prepares to vaccinate baby

On 20 July 2017, nurses from the southern Indian State of Kerala achieved an inspiring victory resulting in a substantial increase in wages. This was after a month long struggle, during which they stood resolute against all efforts by the private hospitals industry to break their will.