The People’s Inquiry into Privatisation launches new report today on how privatisation affects communities and calls for a moratorium on privatisation until greater regulatory mechanisms and proper policy frameworks are implemented around the delivery of public services.
A new campaign aimed at reversing the dangerous rush to promote expensive and high-risk public-private partnerships (PPPs) was launched yesterday by Public Services International and by 151 civil society organisations from all over the globe.
The 2016 New York Declaration for Migrants and Refugees mandates the United Nations to forge a Global Compact on Migration and a Global Compact on Refugees, which will be adopted in a High-Level Conference in 2018.
For the last nine years, public administration employees working abroad for the Spanish state have suffered an unjust and arbitrary wage freeze. Precarious working conditions and, in many countries, rampant inflation and strong fluctuations of local currencies have further compounded the issue.
Each year, the International Day for Disaster Reduction is observed around the world on 13 October. "All levels of government need to recognise the crucial role of their emergency workers," says PSI General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli. "These workers deserve not only respect, but protections, including the rights to join unions and negotiate terms and conditions."
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.
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.