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Migration and Refugees

In many countries, skilled health and social care workers feel they must leave their families behind and work abroad to earn a decent income. They brave exploitation and discrimination. And their departure weakens health and social services in their home community. PSI works with unions worldwide to protect migrant workers and to improve the quality of health and social services. Read more

PSI members speak out at the UN Hearings on Migration and Development

19 July 2013

Public Services International joined the delegation of the Global Unions in the UN Civil Society Hearings on Migration and Development held 15 July 2013 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The hearings were part of the lead-up process to the UN General Assembly High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development that will take place 3-4 October 2013 in New York.

Greece: Brain drain as 120,000 professionals leave amid crisis

22 April 2013
Greek demonstrators

Greece's sky-high unemployment and shrinking economy are leading to significant brain drain, a new study has found. The number of young scientists leaving Greece has become very high, as more professionals abandon their homeland for better opportunities abroad. According to the study, the number of young scientists who emigrate has reached 10 percent of the country’s potential.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March 2013

Quality public services key to promoting equality in our workplaces and societies

On the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2013, Rosa Pavanelli, leader of the global union federation Public Services International affirms that PSI and its members “renew our commitment to end discrimination and defend equality in our workplaces and our communities.”

PSI Congress Resolutions

12 March 2013

Resolutions adopted at the 29th World Congress of Public Services International, held in Durban, South Africa, 27-30 November 2012. The resolutions are available in English, French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Japanese and Russian.

Join Online Consultations for the UN World Youth Report 2013 !

21 February 2013

The United Nations is in the process of preparing its 2013 World Youth Report (WYR) on Youth Migration and Development. The Report will offer a multidimensional account and/or perspective of the life experiences of young migrants and young people affected by migration.

Unions in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa work for a new era of social dialogue on migration and health care systems

20 February 2013
Mobilisation for the launch of the South Africa "Migrant Desk" in Johannesburg, November 2012

As part of PSI’s Global Migration Programme, the IMPACT/PSI project ‘Women and International migration in the health sector’ has seeked to build Ghanaian, Kenyan and South African health and social care unions’ capacity to address members’ specific migration-related needs.

Vote for the changes that would make the most difference to your world

04 February 2013

The United Nations and partners want to hear from you! My World is a global survey asking you to choose your priorities for a better world. Results will be shared with world leaders in setting the next global development agenda.