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Occupational Health and Safety

The road to Quito: workers and decent employment must be at the heart of the New Global Agenda!

06 June 2016

The countdown for Habitat III - the UN conference that is expected to set out the new guidelines for urban policies - has begun. The ‘United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development ’ – as it is officially called - will take place in Quito, Ecuador, 17 – 20 October 2016.

Work-related stress: what impact in the public services?

28 April 2016
Rosa Pavanelli

Today (28 April) is the "World Day for Safety and Health at Work". In the following interview with ACTRAV/ILO, the General Secretary of Public Services International (PSI), Rosa Pavanelli, explains how workers in the public services are affected by stress.

In India, outstanding responses to nurses union call for mass casual leave

10 March 2016
All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF)/Facebook

On the 26th of February, more than 12,000 nurses under the banner of the All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF) were off-duty to protest against “retrograde recommendations” of the 7th Central Pay Commission. In case the government remains deaf to their demands, an indefinite strike will start from the 15th of March on.

Rosa Pavanelli joins UN Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth

08 March 2016
Rosa Pavanelli/Photo:CUPE

PSI General Secretary will represent the trade union movement, health workers and public services on a newly created UN High Level Commission announced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the 2nd of March.

Indian health workers demand safe working conditions

21 September 2015
Health worker in India

On Monday 14 September 2015, health workers organised under the banner of Mumbai Mahanagarpalika Karmachari Mahasangh (MMKM) held a protest rally in front of Sewri TB Hospital in Mumbai, where Rani Nagre, 31, staff nurse at the hospital died as a result of drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) on 9 September.

French health unions call for end to 12-hour shifts

20 August 2015

The FO, CGT, SUD and UNSA health federations have written to the health minister calling for an end to 12-hour shifts in the public health sector.

Safe handling of patients

28 April 2015

In April 2014, the New York State legislature in the US enacted the “Safe Patient Handling Act” that is now in the process of implementation. It is the 9th US state to enact such a law