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.

Young workers in the public sector and trade union renewal

26 September 2013

The EPSU Youth Seminar, held on 16 - 18 September in Sesimbra, Portugal, brought together young workers from around Europe to discuss the further development of their network and future activities.

Stand Up Conference in New Zealand: Modernising Unions to Connect with Young Workers

23 August 2013

On 10-11 July 2013, Stand Up, the youth union movement of the New Zealand Council Trade Unions, organised a two day conference on "Modernising Unions to Connect with Young Workers”, for more than 60 young unionists from across the country.

Young workers in Togo celebrate International Youth Day

22 August 2013
FENASSEP Young Workers' President with general secretaries

On Monday 12th August 2013, the National Youth Committee of the National Federation of Public Service Unions, Togo (Fédération nationale des syndicats des services publics - FENASSEP-TOGO), organised a demonstration to celebrate International Youth Day, bringing together about 200 young workers, who went through the streets of the capital Lomé, on motorbikes and in cars.

International Youth Day 2013

12 August 2013

Public Services International (PSI) joins in celebrating the International Youth Day 2013, "Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward".

28 April 2013 International Workers' Memorial Day

24 April 2013
Vaccine box with Kick Polio out of Nigeria logo

Honouring frontline workers who’ve lost their lives while helping others


On 28 April, International Workers’ Memorial Day, Public Services International and affiliate members join in our workplaces and communities to honour fellow workers who have been injured or lost their lives in the delivery of public services.

Public Services International at the World Social Forum, Tunis 2013

15 April 2013

Public Services International had the strongest global union presence at the World Social Forum 26-30 March 2013 in Tunis, Tunisia. PSI hosted and co-sponsored numerous events on trade union rights, youth, water, women’s issues, tax justice, energy and climate change.

Youth Employment is the way out of crisis workshop

15 April 2013

The world is facing a worsening youth employment crisis: young people are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and over 75 million youth worldwide are looking for work. Trade unions play an important role in providing a voice for young workers.