Trade union development

Free and democratic trade unions are built on solidarity – people working together for improvements in the workplace and the community. Through PSI, unions around the world work together to support each other. Established unions share their knowledge and experience with unions that have fewer resources. This assistance ranges from help with developing tools to serve members, to resource and education materials, to international support in upholding members’ rights.

Future driven: We too have a dream!

24 March 2014

In November 2011, three trade union activists from St Lucia, Bermuda and Jamaica started what has become for them a long-term commitment to help build a stronger, sustainable public sector trade union movement in the Caribbean. With eyes focussed on the future, they recognised that in the absence of a vibrant, credible, public sector trade union movement – relevant to the 21st century - fighting the attacks on public services and public service sector workers would be even harder. They decided to stoke the fires and ignite a conversation on trade union renewal.

West African Health Sector Unions Network meetings

11 February 2014

Two meetings were held during the month of January in Nigeria and Ghana between PSI affiliates who form the West African Health Sector Unions’ Network (WAHSUN). The aim of these meetings are to promote the delivery of quality health care.

Ghana: West African Health Sector Unions Network meeting

11 February 2014
participants

From 28-30 January 2014, PSI affiliates from Burkina, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone who form the West African Health Sector Unions Network (WAHSUN) met in Accra, Ghana.

Workshop: Deepening collaboration to promote the delivery of quality health care

11 February 2014
Group activity during WAHSUN workshop

The West African Health Sector Unions’ Network (WAHSUN) in collaboration with the Public Services International (PSI) held a 2-day workshop in the Garki district of Abuja, Nigeria, on 15-16 January 2014.

PSI Communicators' Action Network - Greece 4-8 November 2013

05 November 2013

An expert team of affiliate union journalists and communicators from around the world are gathering for the PSI-EPSU Communicators’ Action Network initiative in Athens, Greece from 4-8 November. This is a joint project of PSI and EPSU, together with our affiliate unions, ADEDY, and allies in Greece. Read the stories: www.psi-can-greece.org

CTSP young workers - going forward with confidence and determination

14 October 2013
CTSP Young Workers Committee

Members of the young workers’ committee of the Confédération des Travailleurs (euses) des Secteurs Public et Privé (CTSP) in Haïti attended a PSI-sponsored planning and strategy workshop on September 8 and 9 in Port-au-Prince. At its second congress held in February this year, CTSP delegates approved an action plan that places emphasis on increasing the activism of young trade union members. As a first step in the process, CTSP’s executive committee immediately approved the formation of a young workers’ committee. The committee comprises representatives from each of CTSP’s 14 member unions.

Philippines: 96% vote union!

14 October 2013
St Luke's Medical Center (Global City) healthcare workers casting their votes and exercising their freedom of association

A resounding organising success for the PSI-affiliated Alliance of Filipino Workers, who won recognition for the St. Luke’s Medical Center Employees Association.