Emergencies and Disasters

PSI represents first responders and frontline workers. These are the people who put their lives at risk in order to protect and save your families. First responders include firefighters and emergency medical technicians, police and other uniformed services. They are also the frontline workers in hospitals and health clinics, in schools, in energy and water utilities; in public transport; in civil administration and in a range of other areas. All of us depend on these people being able to do their jobs, having the right tools and training.

PSI and EPSU condemn the terrorist attacks in Brussels

22 March 2016
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Public Services International (PSI) and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) convey their deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

"Public services welcome migrants" seminar is underway in Brussels

14 March 2016
Photo: Sonia Sanchez

Over 50 trade unionists representing 15 countries from Europe and Africa have come together for 2.5 days to strengthen cooperation and enhance the role of public service trade unions in dealing with migration and refugee flows.

All Pakistan Labour Federation condemns the deaths of mine workers and demands judicial inquiry

14 March 2016
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At least 10 workers were killed and 30 were seriously injured at Al-Hussaini Coal Mine, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. According to APLF, 65 workers were inside the mine when it collapsed due to torrential rains.

Hospitals and schools are being targeted in Syria in breach of international regulations

16 February 2016
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Air raids on five hospitals and two schools, on Monday, February 15th, in separate locations in northern Syria killed at least 50 people and left dozens others wounded. Five patients, a caretaker and a hospital guard are among the casualties in a hospital supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

PSI releases report on "The Syrian Refugee Crisis and its Effect on Public Services in Turkey"

08 February 2016
PSI's report release in Ankara
The study launched in Ankara on the 6th of February at the SES office - one out of the 11 PSI affiliates in the country - focuses on the access to health services by Syrian refugees.

PSI condemns violent attacks in Paris

14 November 2015
Paris, 13 November 2015

Public Services International expresses our deepest sympathy with the victims killed and wounded in the attacks in Paris last night and their families. We stand in solidarity with the French people, its trade unions, and with all the workers of the emergency, health and security services who are on the frontline of these bloody attacks.

Firefighters Network forum: organising for decent work

10 September 2015

Unions representing fire fighters from the Asia Pacific region met in Manila on 8 and 9 September 2015 with a view of strengthening their network.