PSI Constitutional Meetings

Constituency meeting for Russia-Central Asia

27 February 2017

EPSU/PSI Constituency meeting for Russia and Central Asia taking place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 27 February - 1 March 2017.

Public sector unions to oppose Asia Pacific mega trade deal RCEP

20 October 2016

On 12 October, the closing day of the Asia Pacific Regional Conference (APRECON) in Fukuoka, around 250 delegates representing more than 70 PSI affiliates from 18 countries resolved to intensify the struggle against the ambitious Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) under negotiation among 16 countries in the region.

APRECON 2016 on Facebook

14 October 2016

Check out our Facebook pages to find out everything that happened during APRECON 2016 in Fukuoka, Japan.

7 October - For the World Day of Decent Work, PSI launches campaign for women’s economic empowerment

05 October 2016

Around 70 women representing 22 countries from PSI's Asia Pacific region will launch, during APRECON in Japan, what is being called the "Fukuoka Statement". With the slogan “Unions at the core of women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”, the document will serve as a roadmap towards the UNCSW61.

PSI Inter-America launches online platform which allows to follow its 5-year Action Plan

30 August 2016

New website gathers news, events and actions related to the topics of the document approved at the last PSI Inter-American Regional Conference (IAMRECON) held in April 2015 in Mexico.

13th PSI Asia Pacific Regional Conference - APRECON (Fukuoka)

05 April 2016

PSI's 13th Regional Conference for the Asia Pacific Region (APRECON) and related meetings will take place in Fukuoka, Japan 9-12 October.
All documents can be accessed here.

Social injustice and inequality still major challenges for Africa and Arab countries

24 September 2015
PSI leadership & Botswana affiliates

[GABORONE – 24 September]: Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary, calls for investment in public health, tax justice and for solidarity with countries in conflict areas

Africa and Arab News

31 March 2016

This newsletter is produced by PSI's African regional office and covers news and events in the African and Arab countries.

Hotel bookings overview

10 March 2016

PSI has made a block booking for a certain number of rooms at the following hotels from 8 to 12 October 2016.
Hotel MyStays Fukuoka Tenjin, Hakata Floral Inn Nakasu Hotel, Hotel Fukuoka Garden Palace and Valie Hotel Tenjin.

Invitation to APRECON and related meetings

26 February 2016

Invitation to the 13th PSI Asia Pacific regional conference (APRECON) and related activities taking place at the ACROS Fukuoka conference venue in Japan from 9-12 October 2016.

Draft programme for APRECON 2016

26 February 2016

PSI's 13th Asia Pacific Regional Conference and related meetings draft programme is available for download in English and Japanese.

Participation forms for APRECON 2016

26 February 2016

The Conference participation form/s inform us about your delegation and status. Three participation forms are available for your download, please submit the relevant one.

Details on APRECON 2016

26 February 2016

Find information here on delegation entitlements, sponsorship, voting at the conference, motions/resolutions, appointment of standing orders committee - credential committee - tellers and practical information.

PSI sexual harassment policy

26 February 2016

Let’s make this meeting a safe environment! No to sexual harassment!

Resolution from AFRECON Young Workers' Seminar

17 February 2016

Resolution presented at the end of the Young Workers' Seminar held during the 12th African and Arab countries Regional Conference (AFRECON)
of Public Services International (PSI) held in Gaborone, Botswana, 22-25 September 2015

Presentations and report from the Women's seminar at AFRECON

01 October 2015

On Wednesday 22nd September 2015, the AFRECON 2015 Women’s meeting was held to discuss priority campaigns on gender equality and the way forward.

Trade Union Violations in the Africa & Arab regions (AFRECON)

24 September 2015

Trade union rights violations are widespread in Africa and the Mena region, ranging from highly restrictive legislation on the right to organize in the public sector, interference in collective bargaining agreements, heavy fines and imprisonment for trade union activities and strikes.

Poster: We won't wait another 20 years!

22 September 2015
PSI poster - We won't wait another 20 years

Posters produced for the Women's seminar meeting prior to the 12th Regional Conference for Africa and Arab countries.

Precarious work in Africa

21 September 2015

Globally, studies have shown that initial impact of the global economic crisis on employment, left over 27 million people without work. Where jobs are available, precarious employments have replaced standardized employments. Women are disproportionately affected by these precarious employments.

Trade Union Rights and Challenges for Public Services Unions in the MENA and African Region

09 September 2015

The political, economic and cultural circumstances on the African continent are characterised by hugely variegated conditions. Africa has huge disparities in the distribution of wealth, concentrations of private and public investment, labour and democratic participation.

AFRECON 2015 Information Brochure

09 September 2015

You will find in this brochure general and practical information about Botswana in preparation for the Regional Conference and related meetings.

Africa Regional Activities Report 2010-2014

09 September 2015

The PSI World Congress held in Durban in 2012 adopted a new Programme of Action aiming at making the organisation more responsive to the needs of affiliates and improving its visibility on the global stage.

Constituency meeting for Russia-Central Asia

27 February 2017

EPSU/PSI Constituency meeting for Russia and Central Asia taking place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 27 February - 1 March 2017.

13th PSI Asia Pacific Regional Conference - APRECON (Fukuoka)

05 April 2016

PSI's 13th Regional Conference for the Asia Pacific Region (APRECON) and related meetings will take place in Fukuoka, Japan 9-12 October.
All documents can be accessed here.

12th Regional Conference for Africa and Arab Countries and related meetings

14 September 2015

The 12th Regional Conference for Africa and Arab Countries (AFRECON) and related meetings will take place, from 22nd to 25th September 2015, at the Gaborone Sun Conference Centre, in Gaborone (Botswana).

Young workers' seminar for Africa & Arab countries

19 June 2015

The Africa & Arab countries Young worker's seminar will be held in Gaborone, Botswana on 23 September 2015. This meeting will be held prior to the 12th Regional Conference for Africa & Arab countries (AFRECON).

Women's Seminar for Africa & Arab countries

19 June 2015

The Africa & Arab countries Women's Seminar will be held in Gaborone, Botswana on 22 September 2015. This meeting will be held prior to the 12th Regional Conference for Africa & Arab countries (AFRECON).

AFREC 2015: Regional Executive Committee for Africa and Arab countries

19 June 2015

The Regional Executive Committee for Africa and Arab countries (AFREC) will be held in Gaborone, Botswana on 22 September 2015. This meeting will be held prior to the 12th Regional Conference for Africa & Arab countries (AFRECON).

11th PSI Inter-American Regional Conference (IAMRECON)

20 April 2015
IAMRECON 2015

Advancing trade union rights in the struggle for quality public services!

APRECON welcome video - JICHIRO

15 June 2016

JICHIRO President, Kawamoto Atsushi, invites you to ‪APRECON‬ 2016 in Fukuoka, Japan, 9-12 October. See our website page for more information on APRECON.

Video: Solidarity, Strength, Service

08 October 2015

Ritta Thandeka Msibi, PSI Vice-President, DENOSA, South Africa underlines how #AFRECON2015 has served to strengthen solidarity among PSI-affiliated unions in the country and region.

Video: We won't wait another 20 years

08 October 2015

Naomi Dedei Otoo from the Ghana Public Utility Workers' Union of TUC and Chair of PSI Africa Women's Committee on the challenges facing women in Africa and Arab countries.

Video: Young workers are the future

08 October 2015

Young workers are the future and the new generation of trade unions. Boemo Batho from Botswana tells us about some of the challenges facing young workers in Africa and Arab countries.

Video: When a health worker dies doing their job it means that there is something very wrong with the system

08 October 2015

Dr Jasper Goss, PSI Project Officer,  explains how PSI had seen and understood the early warning signs of a system that was failing the public and health workers.

Video: Ebola is not an African problem, but a global issue

08 October 2015

Dr L. Toni Lewis, Chair of SEIU Healthcare, USA, participated in the special session on Ebola Virus Disease during PSI's 12th Regional Conference for Africa and Arab countries.

Audio: AFRECON song

24 September 2015

This song was written by Tonney Chiphwanya from the Water Employees Trade Union of Malawi in support of the 12th Regional Conference for Africa and Arab countries.

Video: Welcome to AFRECON 2015

27 August 2015

David Dorkenoo, PSI Regional Secretary for Africa & Arab countries welcomes all affiliates to the 12th Regional Conference for Africa and Arab Countries taking place from 22-25 September in Gaborone, Botswana.

Photos: IAMRECON 2015

28 April 2015

Hundreds of trade union leaders from the inter-american region met in Mexico City, 20-24 April for the PSI Inter-American regional conference and related meetings.

Video: Abu Kuntolo - AFRECON

13 May 2014

Abu Kuntolo is the General Secretary of the Health Services Workers' Union, Ghana

Video: Donald Gyimah - AFRECON

13 May 2014

Donald Gyimah is the PSI Youth titular representative for East and West Africa. He is a member of the Public Utilities Workers' Union in Ghana.

Video: Ernst Pienaar - AFRECON

13 May 2014

Ernst Pienaar is PSI Executive Board second substitute for Southern Africa. He is a member of NAPWU, Namibia.

Video: Michael Adumatta Nyantakyi - AFRECON

13 May 2014

Michael Adumatta Nyantakyi is Deputy General Secretary of PSI affiliate PUWU in Ghana.

Video: Gades Andumba - AFRECON

13 May 2014

Gades Andumba is a member of PSI affiliate NAPWU in Namibia.

Video: Naomi Otoo - AFRECON

13 May 2014

Naomi Otoo in PSI Women's Committee titular member for East and West Africa. She is a member of the Public Utilities Workers' Union in Ghana.