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The 29th World Congress of Public Services International (PSI), meeting in Durban, South Africa, on 27-30 November 2012, adopted the following emergency resolution:
The Japanese Government reluctantly presented a bill to the national parliament regarding the right to organize of the firefighters as well as the basic labour rights of Japanese public service workers which we have been calling for over 60 years. However, due to objections from the conservative forces, this bill was rejected on 16th November 2012.
PSI strongly URGES the Japanese parliament to receive the recommendations of the ILO in good faith so that the Japanese parliament can enact the bill urgently. We call on PSI to monitor the situation and lend solidarity where necessary.
See all Congress resolutions including the Program of Action and the Constitution.