After five years in the job, over one hundred affiliates and a thousand delegates at PSI's 30th World Congress, held from 30th October - 3rd November 2017 in Geneva, unanimously re-elected PSI General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli for a second five-year term.
Rosa Pavanelli defined the challenges for the next five years: “Continue fighting against privatisation and ensuring that services are always provided with public resources", as well as, strengthening PSI by increasing its membership. Rosa was the first woman to take the leadership of PSI in its 105 years of history.
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis was unanimously re-elected as Public Services International's president at PSI's 30th World Congress in Geneva in November 2017. Prentis has been president since 2010, and will now continue in that role until the next congress in 2022.
Prentis has served continuous terms as general secretary of the UK public sector union UNISON since 2000. He was UNISON's deputy general secretary from its formation in 1993. In that role, Dave directed UNISON's national negotiating team and oversaw the union's policy making functions. He also drove through a strategic review of the union, aimed at delivering key reforms to bring union services closer to the members.