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Rosa Pavanelli elected to lead Public Services International

28 November 2012

Italian trade unionist Rosa Pavanelli has been elected as the new leader of the global union federation Public Services International, representing 20 million public service workers in 150 countries. Pavanelli says her vision is founded on “giving PSI new energy, and standing up for justice, solidarity, equality, a fairer and more sustainable world.”

The leadership vote took place during PSI’s 29th World Congress in Durban, South Africa (27-30 November 2012). Danish trade unionist Peter Waldorff had sought re-election as general secretary following one term in office.

November 14: Day of action and solidarity for a Social Compact for Europe

08 November 2012

November 14 will be a day of action and solidarity all over Europe. Get the overview of the national actions taking place.

Australia: Action to protect outsourced public servants

31 October 2012

The Australian government has introduced amendments to the Fair Work Act to protect the entitlements of tens of thousands of state public servants whose jobs are threatened.

PSI General Secretary: How to fund quality public services in the future

28 October 2012

How do we fund quality public services in the future? Who should benefit and who will have to pay? These were the topics of Peter Waldorff's speech at the “Education in Crisis” seminar in Brussels.

IMF promotes public spending rather than cuts to prevent new global crisis

09 October 2012
Two children holding a poster

The International Monetary Fund urges European and US leaders to promote growth instead of cuts in public spending to avoid dragging down the global economy with another financial crisis.

Norway: 160,000 in sympathy strike for 79 workers in private health care

05 September 2012

In Norway, the biggest sympathy strike ever was announced yesterday. 160.000 Fagforbundet members will go on strike to support the 79 workers in private nursing homes that are striking for equal pay and pension.

Impact of the economic crisis and austerity measures on women

4 Jul 2012

Women are losing jobs in both the private and public sectors, which has an immediate effect on household income but a much longer term effect on the role of women in the labour force.

Europe

10 November 2011

PSI is represented in Europe by the European Federation of Public Service Unions, based in Brussels. For more on our activities in this region, please see the EPSU website

You can also view a list of European affiliates or contact European regional offices

Inter-America

10 November 2011

In North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, 140 labor organizations in 35 countries are affiliated to PSI, with a total membership of about 3.3 million workers. The regional office is currently based in São Paulo, Brazil. Contact the regional offices.

Asia Pacific

10 November 2011

PSI's Asia and Pacific region covers 122 unions in 22 countries and related territories with a membership of two million workers. The regional office is based in Singapore. Contact the regional offices.