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 World Congress concludes

30 November 2012
PSI Executive Board

As the 29th World Congress of Public Services International drew to a close in Durban, South Africa, delegates celebrated that they had elected a woman to lead their global union federation for the first time in its 105 year history. PSI’s new General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli said, “I’m proud and honoured to carry the fight for social justice forward for PSI, our members and our communities.

USA: Paramedic shares harrowing hurricane Sandy story

06 November 2012

Madelyn Brown is an paramedic in New York. Like her other AFSCME sisters and brothers working to help people during the disaster, she did extraordinary work on the job when hurricane Sandy hit New York.

PSI expresses solidarity with workers and communities affected by recent earthquakes in Italy

06 June 2012

The Public Services International extends their solidarity and condolences to PSI union members, their families and communities who’ve experienced trauma or losses caused by the serious earthquakes in northern Italy this spring.