Young workers

Young people must have the opportunity for decent jobs. Research consistently shows that young men and women are often marginalised. They must overcome more barriers than adults to secure decent employment. Worldwide, young people are three and a half times more likely to be unemployed. Steps must be taken to ensure that young people have access to education, training, and economic opportunities.

PSI holds its 20th AFREC in Nairobi

12 April 2016
PSI AFREC 2016

About 40 participants from 14 countries converged in the capital of Kenya from the 6th to the 8th of April to take part in the discussions brought up by the African Regional Executive Committee (AFREC).

Youth trade union training course

22 February 2016

A trade union training course for young unionists in Oceania took place on 8-12 February 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. PSI funding towards the course was approved at the 2015 Asia Pacific Regional Executive Committee (APREC).

PSI South Africa Young Workers’ Meeting

04 February 2016
South Africa young workers' meeting

On 21 January 2016, the South Africa Young Workers’ Meeting was held at PSI’s Sub-Regional Office in Johannesburg. This meeting is part of the effort to enhance the sustained implementation of the project “Strengthening the Role of Young Workers in Public Sector Trade Unions in South Africa”, which started in the last quarter of 2015, and will run until December 2016.

Young workers meet in Togo

22 November 2015

Over 20 young workers from the French-speaking African sub-region met in Lomé, Togo on 11-13 November 2015 to discuss the issues affecting young workers in the sub-region.

New Oceania Youth Network Coordinator

29 July 2015
Photo: Ashvini Ambihaipahar

Since early July 2015, Ms. Ashvini Ambihaipahar, 28, from the Communications, Electrical, Plumbing Union (CEPU), Australia, has been appointed as the new Oceania Youth Network Coordinator, succeeding Ms. Katie Rowsell.

International Workers' Day - 1 May 2015

28 April 2015
Police use water cannon againt protestors in Daegu, Korea

International Workers' Day is the commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, when police fired on workers during a general strike for the eight-hour workday.

Motivating young workers to join unions in Czech Republic

17 October 2014
Seminar on motivating youth membership

Twenty young workers representing seven affiliates from Slovakia and the Czech Republic gathered in Pavlov on 10-12 October 2014 for a three-day seminar aiming at motivating youth membership, organised by PSI and IMPACT, Ireland.

Youth to Youth - Bulletin 2011

05 December 2011

YOUTH TO YOUTH is the Asia Pacific Electronic news bulletin for young members in the region.

Annual Report 2010

05 April 2011

In the face of widening cuts to public services and attacks on the rights of public sector workers around the world, leaders of private and public sector trade unions, municipal governments and civil society groups made the unprecedented joint commitment to work together to promote investment in quality public services backed by fair taxation policies as the key solution to the economic crisis, and the best way to build peaceful, equitable, democratic and environmentally-sustainable societies.

Annual Report 2009

03 April 2010

Environmental and social sustainability provided the primary theme for PSI’s work in 2009. Leading into the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen in December, trade unions and civil society allies worked hard to ensure that world leaders would agree on an ambitious plan to reduce carbon emissions. Alas, this dream did not become reality. But we are committed to continuing this struggle and achieving real results.

Annual Report 2008

03 April 2009

Looking back at 2008 the one word that comes to mind is CHANGE. We saw a dramatic change in the global economy, it was the keyword in the US election and we initiated changes in PSI.