Europe

Four-day working week for all is a realistic goal this century, unions say

20 September 2018

Advances in technology mean that a four-day working week is a realistic goal for most people by the end of this century, the leader of the UK's trade union movement has said. She gets support from the biggest trade union in Norway, Fagforbundet, saying “our backdrop is the same” and there is a great “need for reorganizing our working hours”.

Spotlight Report 2018 - Geneva launch

Date: 
17 September, 2018

Civil society organizations have a key role to play as independent watchdogs holding governments and international organizations accountable for their actions that help—or hinder—the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018 report, produced by a global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions, provides a wide-ranging independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals.

68th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (Rome)

Date: 
17 September, 2018 to 20 September, 2018

Public Services International (PSI) and the European Federation of Public Service Unions, (EPSU) will be participating in the 68th session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe, taking place in Rome (Italy) from 17-20 September, as a non-State actor in official relations with the WHO.

Global Conference on Financing Social Protection (Brussels)

Date: 
17 September, 2018 to 18 September, 2018

Public Services International (PSI) is participating in the "Global Conference on Financing Social Protection: exploring innovative ways to finance social protection on the national and international level", organised by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and World Solidarity on 17-18 September at the International Trade Union House in Brussels.

Global Dialogue Forum on Employment Terms and Conditions in Tertiary Education (Geneva)

Date: 
18 September, 2018 to 20 September, 2018

The Forum will examine employment terms and conditions, professional rights and social dialogue mechanisms, including collective bargaining and collegial governance in tertiary education, with the aim of adopting points of consensus, including recommendations for future action by the International Labour Organization and its Members.

Privatization Watch - 05/2018

13 September 2018

Latest issue of #PrivatizationWatch (05/2018) - The Global newsletter on privatization of public services around the world.

Forced labor down in spring cotton work, systemic problems remain

11 September 2018

For the first time in years, public sector workers were not forcibly mobilized to plant and weed cotton in Uzbekistan in spring 2018, although serious structural problems in the cotton sector threaten to undermine this development. The Uzbek-German Forum, a Cotton Campaign member, released these findings in a report published today.

Guidelines for PSI Emergency Response Work

10 May 2016

PSI’s Emergency and Disasters Working Group developed these guidelines to assist unions that represent first responders, frontline workers and other services that are called into action before, during and after emergencies and disasters.

International Youth Day, 12 August 2018

14 August 2018

The United Nations designated the theme of International Youth Day 2018 as “Safe Spaces for Youth”. The UN explains that “without the existence of safe space, youth may feel intimidated to freely contribute to the community".

UN Global Compact on Migration Concluded

02 August 2018

Friday 13 July 2018 was a historic day in the United Nations. After one year of preparatory thematic and regional consultations and multi-stakeholder dialogues, and six months of intense inter-governmental negotiations, UN Member States have concluded and agreed on the text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration