LGBT Workers

PSI is committed to equality for all irrespective of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, national identity, disability, sexual orientation, age or religion, at the workplace, in trade unions and in the broader political, social, economic and cultural context. LGBT workers’ rights are trade union rights, and trade union rights are human rights. Trade unions are committed to fight against discrimination and for an inclusive non-violent society.

Racism? Not for us!

22 March 2014

Speak out and take a stand against racism and xenophobia! On the eve of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2014, Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary of the global union federation Public Services International affirms that “our commitment to fight racism and all forms of discrimination is guided by respect for human rights and basic union principles: social justice, equality, collective action and collective responsibility”.

European Parliament calls for EU roadmap to protect fundamental rights of LGBT people

05 February 2014
Rainbow flag

PSI applauds the news that the EU Parliament is calling for an EU roadmap to protect fundamental rights of LGBT people. The EU should draw up a roadmap to protect the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, says a resolution adopted by Parliament on Tuesday. In the 2013 EU LGBT survey, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency found that 47% of LGBT people felt discriminated against or harassed and 26% were physically attacked or threatened with violence in the previous five years.

Human rights are not negotiable: support LGBT workers' rights!

05 February 2014
Russian LGBT logo for Olympic Games -  VIXIONS

Educational International (EI) and Public Services International (PSI) join LGBT groups and other human rights defenders in condemning increasing intolerance and attacks on the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people. Governments the world over appear to be abdicating their duty to protect and advance the human rights of all their citizens, including LGBT people.

Johannesburg People’s Pride March for Freedom and Justice

08 October 2013
PSI South African representative giving speech

The first People’s Pride Movement March was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday 5 October. PSI, represented by its South African sub-regional office, took an active part in the March.

PSI and EI hold joint LGBT meeting

31 July 2013
participants at the meeting

Public Services International and Education International renewed joint LGBT activities by organizing a trade union planning and coordination meeting on 30 July in Brussels at the International Trade Union House.

LGBT rights at the workplace

08 July 2013
PSI LGBT logo

Public Services International’s Programme of Action, adopted at our World Congress in November 2012, confirms PSI’s commitment to the right to equal opportunities irrespective of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, national identity, disability, sexual orientation, age or religion, at the workplace, in trade unions and in the broader political, social, economic and cultural context.

Project to promote Equal Opportunities for LGBT Workers in the Public Sector in Brazil

01 July 2013
LGBT meeting Brazil

As part of the project to promote Equal Opportunities for LGBT Workers in the Public Sector in Brazil, a first meeting of the LGBT Committee of ISP-Americas was held on 27-28 June 2013 in Sao Paolo, Brazil.