Italy

After a 10-year freeze, Italian public service unions win new collective agreement for local and regional government workers

21 February 2018

After almost ten years of a negotiation freeze unilaterally imposed by Italian public sector employers, in the night between 20 and 21 February, public sector trade unions signed the preliminary agreement towards the renewal of the national-level contract for local and regional government workers.

Turin city council votes to fully remunicipalize its water utility

22 December 2017

In early October 2017, the city council of Turin (Italy) voted to change the legal status of its local water provider - the “Turin Metropolitan Water Company (SMAT)” - from a publicly-owned joint stock company governed by private law to an inter-municipal enterprise governed by public law.

FP CGIL National Public Service Days (Palermo)

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8 September, 2017 to 10 September, 2017

The FP-CGIL will be organising the National Public Service Days in Palermo, Italy, from 8-10 September where debates, meetings and events will be held. The three days will be dedicated to valorisation of public services with the aim to strengthen and improve relationships between citizens and workers to safeguard services and the public interests.

CGIL Festival

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30 July, 2017

PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, is taking part in a panel debate called "Welfare e politiche sociali tra Brexit, Europa e scenari globali" at the CGIL Festival on 30 July at 18h30.

PSI at The Vatican: Human Right to Water

27 February 2017

Check out our General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli discussing our work alongside our affiliates on the Human Right to Water and why it is so important at a special seminar held at the Vatican by Pope Francis. Trade Unions, NGOs, UN Human Rights experts and the Pope all agree: Water is a human right and needs to be governed publicly, in the public interest. Not by profit-maximizing private corporations.

PSI Constitutional Meetings

27 February 2017

Climate change: Towards and Beyond COP21

08 October 2015

The solutions to the climate challenge require a substantive transformation of the current socio-economic development paradigm, including industrial change. This is not just about some technical changes to energy production or transport systems. What is required is a redefinition of the predominant model of production and consumption. We must give back to the state and public services their role in supporting our communities, and ensure that workers and trade unions are able to participate fully in all steps of this process.

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

17 June 2015

PSI works in coalition with EI, ITUC, civil society partners, the ILO and others to influence the inter-governmental negotiations related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Financing for Development (FfD) arena.

Public anger will grow if G20 leaders fail on tax

01 June 2015
ICRICT inaugural meeting

Global public sector union leader responds to Independent Commission for Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) findings.

ICRICT panel: Expanding the debate on taxing global corporate profits

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2 June, 2015

The Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) is a group of public intellectuals from around the world who believe that, at this moment in history, there is both an urgent need and an unprecedented opportunity to bring about significant reform of the international corporate taxation system.