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Privatization scheme bribery case ends with guilty plea on least serious charge

19 February 2019

A series of criminal trials over a bribery scandal over a P3 privatization scheme ended last week with people admitting that $22.5 million in bribes were paid, but with no one being convicted of actually paying them. For those naïve enough to believe that the justice system does a good job of policing the privatization industry, it was a very bad week.

PSI Statement on the situation in Venezuela

14 February 2019

We reinforce our call for peace, dialogue, respect for human rights and insist that the principles of sovereignty and self-determination of peoples are essential conditions to end the conflict in Venezuela. We make ourselves available to contribute to a peaceful solution.

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.

The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ Perspectives from the Caribbean (Trinidad & Tobago)

Date: 
14 February, 2019 to 15 February, 2019

On 14-15 February, a sub-regional conference will take place in Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, within the Caribbean context in order to reflect on the current developments in the world of work and discuss how the countries can develop appropriate strategies to face the expected changes in future work. The role of unions in achieving this will be of particular focus in this conference.

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”.

AFT says: Investments in private prisons put our retirement savings at risk

06 February 2019

PSI affiliate the American Federation of Teachers is encouraging pension funds to consider avoiding private equity investments in companies that profit from mass incarceration.

Guatemala: Union leaders imprisoned for having negotiated a collective agreement

PSI is calling on all affiliates to join the LabourStart campaign in support of Dora Regina Ruano and Luis Alpirez Guzmán, Organizing Director and General Secretary of PSI's affiliate the National Union of Health Workers of Guatemala (SNTSG).

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.

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.

Annual report 2017

1 Dec 2018

2017 marked the end of the 2012 congress mandate and a significant period of challenge for PSI affiliates and rebuilding for PSI. PSI’s 2017 Congress endorsed the comprehensive Programme of Action (PoA), a wide range of affiliates’ resolutions and a revised constitution. Together, these texts identify the major challenges for public service workers and their unions; they set out the position of PSI in relation to these challenges and approve a wide range of actions that build on the mandate and work of the previous five years.