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.

Make your own poster and express your demands

04 November 2013
Share your poster

Young workers from PSI affiliates in Brazil decided to create an application for computers, smart-phones, social networks, etc to help make your own poster.

Mobilizing for action – public service workers aim for social and economic justice in Asia Pacific

18 October 2013
group photo

More than 100 leaders of unions affiliated to the global union federation Public Services International concluded meetings in Bangkok, Thailand this week by committing to take joint action to build the power and influence of public service workers in the Asia Pacific region.


The unions identified strategies to address a number of important issues, including fighting harmful free trade agreements, stopping privatization and related corruption in public services, ending violence against women, and advancing positive solutions through tax justice, stronger trade union rights, and supporting young workers and migrant workers in public services.

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.

Public services and decent work for all

07 October 2013
ITUC Poster for WDDW

On 7 October we celebrate the World Day for Decent Work. Public Services International (PSI) joins the international trade union movement in demanding decent work for all and an end to the continuous attacks on trade union rights around the world. We want jobs that provide decent salaries and social security with safe working conditions.

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.