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Asia-Pacific

100 Years of Social Protection with the ILO (New York)

Date: 
12 February, 2019

This ILO side event to the UN Commission on Social protection, “100 years of social protection with the ILO: the road to universal social protection” will look at 100 years of social protection development since 1919, the date of the creation of the ILO.

UN Commission for Social Development (New York)

Date: 
11 February, 2019

The Commission for Social Development will hold its fifty-seventh session from 11 to 21 February 2019 under the priority theme of “Addressing Inequalities and Challenges to Social Inclusion Through Fiscal, Wage and Social Protection Policies”.

South Korean government responds to workers’ demands for justice for young worker Kim Yong-gyun

The South Korean government has announced today a series of measures in response to the tragic death of 24-year-old power plant worker, killed in an industrial accident resulting from the “outsourcing of danger” and lack of safety measures at Taean Power Plant.

KPTU wins termination of contract for Seoul metro Line 9

30 January 2019

Halfway through a 10-year deal, South Korea’s capital local government decides to put an end to its contract with French private operators RATP Dev and Transdev after negotiations over renewed contract conditions failed. The announcement, on 18 January, came shortly after members of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU), a PSI and ITF affiliate, made public their intention to go on strike.

ILO Centenary: Testimony of PSI General Secretary

28 January 2019

#ILO100 For the celebration of the ILO's Centenary in 2019, PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, shares her testimony. She explains why the right to strike remains a major challenge in the world of work.

World of Work meeting (New Zealand)

Date: 
17 March, 2019

On 17 March, previous to the five-day ILGA world conference, a meeting titled "World of Work" will be held on the role of trade unions defending LGBTI rights. Both events will take place in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Right to Health - Issue 05

10 January 2019

Get the latest global news on health and social care services. People over Profit! #PublicHealth4All. Right to Health newsletter Issue 05/2018.

Historic national general strike in India

08 January 2019
Demonstration by Power Employees & Engineers National strike on 8th January at Nashik and Pune, Maharastra

The Forum against FTAs has issued a Solidarity Statement in favour of the workers, trade unions and independent federations across India joining together in a historic general strike on 8-9 January. The Forum believes India's flawed trade and investment policies have contributed to deepen the crisis that workers are currently facing.

PSI extends full support to nationwide strike in India

08 January 2019

On 8-9 January, Indian workers and their trade unions are holding a two-day nationwide general strike to protest against "anti-labour, anti-people and anti-national policies " of the Modi government. PSI extends full support and solidarity to its affiliates, other unions and the workers of India participating in the strike action.

Pre-APRECON Young workers meeting (Bali)

Date: 
17 September, 2019