Forum on Pension and Social Security

Date: 
14 December, 2013 to 15 December, 2013
Time: 
09.00 - 17.00
Location: 
Singapore
Event type: 
Unions are increasingly aware that the pension fund investments are unethically made to promote privateers and multinational companies rather than provisioning for the public services and developmental activities.

This absolutely denies the right to workers to have a say in their savings. The recent events show that International Financial Institutions are also trying to lay their hands on the pension funds of the workers and mobilizing the countries for the investments.

This joint PSI/FES forum is timely and important for the workers and public sectors unions to be part of the development and be involved in the pension fund governance that can play a major role in ensuring that workers’ retirement funds are invested for progressive and socially responsible purposes.

Objectives:

  • To share the diversities of public pension funds and a deeper understanding about pension at the global context
  • To provide a regional perspective and what mechanisms or interventions that can be employed and useful for workers actions
  • To come up with recommendations and action point on how PSI at the global level can articulate the local concerns and how the unions at national level can play a bigger role with regard to pension funds.

Trade union representatives, government officials, and experts on pension funds from the Asia-Pacific region will participate in the forum.

For more information, read the report and download the presentations.

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