(24 April 2013) In the lead up to the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, 28 April – also the International Day of Commemoration of Dead and Injured Workers – the International Labour Organization has published a new report emphasizing the importance of the prevention of occupational diseases at work.
"Well-known occupational diseases, such as pneumoconiosis, remain widespread, while relatively new occupational diseases, such as mental and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are on the (...)
(11 April 2013) The outcome of the trial hearing on the detained trade union colleagues of KESK was positive: those in jail were all released. There will be no restrictions on their travel. Individual trade unionists, EPSU affiliates, EPSU, PSI and the global union movement have been pressing for their release. The prosecutor decided there was no reason for the continued detention.
KESK Press release: http://www.kesk.org.tr
For a previous article please see: (...)
(10 April 2013) Only in the last month, 3 trade unionists have been killed in Guatemala, which brings the count to 19 trade unionists murdered since February 2012.
On 21 and 22 March, Santa Alvarado and Kira Zulueta Enriquez Mena, have been brutally murdered in two separate incidents in Guatemala. These follow on the murder of Carlos Hernández Mendoza, SNTSG union leader shot dead at 8:30 am on 8 March 2013 by two men on a motorcycle. SNTSG members have been targets of a murderous (...)
(22 February 2013)
"Your campaign has put the dangers of water privatization front and center on public and political agendas in Europe. That one million people agree that access to water and sanitation is a human right is a tremendous accomplishment and is a giant step forward in our common struggle to stop privatization", says Paul Moist, National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
Please find below his letter in English and French: support letter EN (...)
(11 February 2013) In a letter addressed to President Marzouki, Public Services International has expressed its revolt and consternation after the assassination of Chokri Belaid, opposition political leader who spent his life fighting for democracy, liberty and social justice. Chokri Belaid was a partner in the trade union movement and an inspiration for all Tunisians. PSI supports all those in Tunisia who are in favour of a peaceful democracy for their country. PSI calls upon the (...)
(11 February 2013) Please help our Korean colleagues and send a message. http://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/show_campaign.cgi?c=1693
(7 February 2013) Video message of President of Korean trade union president on hunger-strike The Korean Government Employees Union is continuing its fight. In a video message the President thanks trade unionists from across the world that have extended solidarity messages and asks to keep up the pressure on the Korean government. (...)
(4 December 2012) As the 29th World Congress of Public Services International drew to a close in Durban, South Africa, delegates celebrated that they had elected a woman to lead their global union federation for the first time in its 105 year history. PSI’s new General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli said, “I’m proud and honoured to carry the fight for social justice forward for PSI, our members and our communities. “As public sector workers we have special responsibilities and the best (...)
(3 September 2012) This is a message from Sincan Prison [ C-4 Ward Room: 77 ] by the General Secretary of EPSU’s affiliated health union SES (member of the KESK confederation).
In the letter, the General Secretary of SES, the health union of KESK, explains the reasons behind the recent wave of detentions of trade union members from KESK, the public sector trade union confederation in Turkey. It is a message sent from jail. Please send solidarity messages to Mehmet Siddik AKIN Secretary (...)
no progress made to stop killing of unionists
The Congress of the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) voted a resolution deploring the fact that Colombia was the most dangerous place in the world to be a trade unionist in 2009. 3 years later and despite a change of the Columbian Government it remains the most dangerous country for trade unionists.
Statement on International Public Services Day by the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU)
Public services urgently need an alternative to austerity!
(23 June 2012) The continuing focus on austerity by the European institutions and national governments has already taken a heavy toll on public services. EPSU has been monitoring the immediate impact in a series of research reports but these can only give an indication of the serious, long-term damage that is likely to be the (...)