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Trade union rights news

All work has dignity, and all workers deserve to be treated with respect by their employers. Trade unions play a decisive role in improving working conditions, safety and wages – yet some governments and employers systematically abuse the right of workers to join existing unions or form new ones. PSI works actively to support the right of workers to free collective bargaining, and to help stop abuses when they occur.

PSI statement on the proposed UK trade union bill

10 September 2015
No cuts

PSI is concerned about the Trade Union Bill that the UK government published in July 2015 and which contains wide-ranging measures designed to restrict the ability of unions and their members to organise collectively and take industrial action.

Another victory in Guatemala’s fight against corruption

04 September 2015
Manifestaciones en Guatemala

Congress stripped President Otto Pérez Molina of his immunity from prosecution and Judge Miguel Angel Gálvez immediately ordered his arrest. The judge is also dealing with the the case of "La Línea", a criminal gang alleged to have organised a customs fraud.

General strike in India

01 September 2015

On 2nd September, trade unions in India will be holding a general strike to protest against the anti-worker economic policies of the government.

Support PCS strike at London's National Gallery

21 August 2015

Staff at London's National Gallery, organised by PSI affiliate the Public and commercial services union (PCS), have been on strike since February 2015 following the Gallery's decision to privatise almost all staff, including those who look after the paintings and help the gallery's six million annual visitors.

Campaign to restore trade union rights in Ecuador

20 August 2015
Workers demonstrate in Quito, Ecuador

The United Collective of Workers, Social and Indigenous Organisations of Ecuador held a national strike on 13 August to demand the Ecuadorian government to rectify their restrictive rights policy. Since then, trade unions and indigenous and civil society organizations have continued to demonstrate in Quito, the Amazon region and the south of the country.

Egypt: PSI affiliates push for suspension of civil service law

18 August 2015

Tax workers in Egypt are protesting the government’s imposition of the Civil Service Law number 18 for the year 2015. The new law was issued without any social dialogue, and has also resulted in a pay decrease for many workers.

Anganwadi workers in India gain victory in wages struggle

18 August 2015

Women workers in India's Anganwadi child care centres have finally obtained the results they were hoping for after a 20-day strike including hunger strikes.