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15 April 2013
International FTT strategy session
PSI affiliate members from Tunisia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and the United States participated in the global financial transactions tax campaign strategy meeting hosted by PSI in Tunis on 26 March. FTT will continue to be a pillar of the broader tax justice campaign, and campaigners are looking to collaborate on EU FTT, post-2015 MDG Summit, G20, World Public Services Day-23 June, and other upcoming advocacy opportunities. The meeting was co-organised by PSI affiliate National Nurses United.
15 April 2013
The PSI utilities delegation included members from the following countries: Tunisia, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, Palestine, Algeria, South Africa. Many other unions participated in WSF as part of their national delegations. Our UGTT affiliates arranged for PSI to have a tent in the trade union village; we presented many documents and posters which were well received. PSI and UGTT banners on the right to water and to energy adorned the main entryway of the World Social Forum.
24 March, 2013 to 29 March, 2013
08 February 2013
In a letter addressed to President Marzouki, PSI has expressed its revolt and consternation after the assassination of Chokri Belaid, opposition political leader who spent his life fighting for democracy, liberty and social justice. Chokri Belaid was a partner in the trade union movement and an insipiration for all Tunisians.
12 December 2012
On 4th December 2012, trade union militants and workers met to prepare the 60th commemoration of the assassination of Farhat Hached, the nationalist leader and founder of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT). This peaceful gathering was interrupted by a gang of pro-Ennahdha militia, attacking the union central headquarters armed with stones, swords and tear bombs, calling for the dissolution of the UGTT.