Photos: PSI/FES Forum on Pension and Social Security

08 January 2014
Public Services International (PSI) Asia Pacific region and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Regional Cooperation office (Singapore), jointly held a Forum on Pension and Social Security for the affiliate unions on 14-15 December 2013 in Singapore.
Unions are increasingly aware that the pension fund investments are unethically made to promote privateers and multinational companies rather than provisioning for the public services and developmental activities.

This absolutely denies the right to workers to have a say in their savings. The recent events show that International Financial Institutions are also trying to lay their hands on the pension funds of the workers and mobilizing the countries for the investments.

This joint PSI/FES forum is timely and important for the workers and public sectors unions to be part of the development and be involved in the pension fund governance that can play a major role in ensuring that workers’ retirement funds are invested for progressive and socially responsible purposes.

For more information, read the report and download the presentations.

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