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Emergencies and Disasters

After Yolanda: Government employees are also human beings

11 Mar 2014

Four months after Typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda as it's known in the Phlippines, PSI affiliate in the Philippines, PSLINK, has put together a photo report of the effects Yolanda has had on the population and more specifically on the lives of public sector workers.

Assessing the performance of New York’s electricity utility Consolidated Edison after Hurricane Sandy

10 February 2014
UWUA

The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) assessed the performance of New York’s electricity utility Consolidated Edison after Hurricane Sandy. The findings are very disturbing. In part because of these efforts, New York State Public Service Commission recently launched an operations audit of staffing levels of major energy utilities.

UWUA

The impact of hurricane Sandy on consolidated Edison of New York

10 Feb 2014

This position paper produced by the Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, is an assessment of restoration efforts and gives recommendations for the future.

PSI affiliates generously answer call for Philippines solidarity support

20 January 2014
© Photo by EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

Following the request for donations via the PSI Aid Fund, PSI affiliates around the world have contributed generously to assist our sisters and brothers and their communities in the Philippines, in the wake of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan which swept through on 8 November 2013.

PSI Steering Committee and staff, November 2013

Communiqué: Public Services International Steering Committee SC-17

25 Nov 2013

Angered by the continuing attacks on public services and the workers who provide these services, distressed by the rising inequality across the world and the failure of the current economic system to provide jobs, particularly for young people, the Steering Committee reiterated its commitments to the 2013-2017 Programme of Action “Social Justice through Quality Public Services” and endorsed priority actions for 2014.

Please send donations for the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

Public Services International is collecting donations via the PSI Aid Fund to help our sisters and brothers in the Philippines, further to the PSI Steering Committee decision and in coordination with our affiliates in the country.

Typhoon Haiyan: Solidarity support to all PSI affiliates in the Philippines

Members of the PSI Steering Committee have expressed their solidarity and deepest condolences to all people in the Philippines in the devastating wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Condolences for tragic deaths of Arizona firefighters

02 July 2013
A wildfire at Florida Panther NWR. Photo by Josh O'Connor - USFWS

Members of the global union federation Public Services International are saddened to learn of the death of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a specialist team of wildfire fighters, killed while fighting a fire in Yarnell, Arizona. It appears that a sudden wind change pushed the wildfire back onto their position.

28 April 2013 International Workers' Memorial Day

24 April 2013
Vaccine box with Kick Polio out of Nigeria logo

Honouring frontline workers who’ve lost their lives while helping others


On 28 April, International Workers’ Memorial Day, Public Services International and affiliate members join in our workplaces and communities to honour fellow workers who have been injured or lost their lives in the delivery of public services.

People being rescued in boats after Hurricane Sandy, March 2013

Speech by PSI General Secretary at the UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters

6 Mar 2013

Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary of Public Services International, spoke during a UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters, held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 6 March 2013.