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Emergencies and Disasters

PSI stands in solidarity with those affected by earthquake in Italy

24 August 2016

A big earthquake hit the towns of Accumoli, Amatrice, and the village of Pescara del Tronto amongst others in the very early hours of 24 August 2016.

Suicide attack at hospital in Pakistan

09 August 2016

On 8 August, a suicide bomber targeted the emergency services ward at Quetta’s Civil Hospital in Pakistan situated near PSI’s affiliate the All Pakistan Labour Federation (APLF) and the Pakistan Central Mines Labour Federation office. At least 70 people were killed and over 100 others were injured.

Statement of Rosa Pavanelli to Habitat III at Prepcom3 in Surabaya, Indonesia

07 August 2016

PSI's General Secretary, who is Vice-Chair of the Trade Unions and Workers Constituent Group, addresses member states negotiating the New Urban Agenda at the 3rd plenary of the 3rd session of the Preparatory Committee.

Ecuador earthquake: Solidarity call for aid

Ecuador Earthquake

Following the devastating earthquake that took place in Ecuador on 16 April, PSI is calling on all affiliates to donate to the PSI Ecuador Relief Fund. The funds will be used for the immediate relief and assistance of our members, to help rebuild infrastructure and to halt the repressive labour policies ensuring that workers and trade unions can participate in the rebuilding of public services.

PSI and EPSU condemn the terrorist attacks in Brussels

22 March 2016

Public Services International (PSI) and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) convey their deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

"Public services welcome migrants" seminar is underway in Brussels

14 March 2016
Photo: Sonia Sanchez

Over 50 trade unionists representing 15 countries from Europe and Africa have come together for 2.5 days to strengthen cooperation and enhance the role of public service trade unions in dealing with migration and refugee flows.

All Pakistan Labour Federation condemns the deaths of mine workers and demands judicial inquiry

14 March 2016
mine in Pakistan

At least 10 workers were killed and 30 were seriously injured at Al-Hussaini Coal Mine, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. According to APLF, 65 workers were inside the mine when it collapsed due to torrential rains.

Participation forms for APRECON 2016

26 Feb 2016

The Conference participation form/s inform us about your delegation and status. Three participation forms are available for your download, please submit the relevant one.

Hospitals and schools are being targeted in Syria in breach of international regulations

16 February 2016
Syrian flag

Air raids on five hospitals and two schools, on Monday, February 15th, in separate locations in northern Syria killed at least 50 people and left dozens others wounded. Five patients, a caretaker and a hospital guard are among the casualties in a hospital supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).