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POP Congress Wrap-up – Newsletter No. 6

November 9, 2017 by Sonia Sanchez

The sixth PSI Congress newsletter is now available, it covers the closing ceremony, Panel 9 “Bread and roses: Hearts starve as well as bodies”, the Pledge to end violence against women, videos on the protest and the pledge and two podcasts: The RadioLabour World Report for the week and an interview in French with Charles

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POP Congress Wrap-up – Newsletter No. 5

November 8, 2017 by Sonia Sanchez

The fifth PSI Congress newsletter is now available, it covers the side event “Spotlight on Turkey”, the joint emergency resolution endorsed by PSI affiliates calling for an immediate de-escalation of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, the meeting hosted by PSI Swedish affiliate Kommunal on the Global Deal, Panel 7 “Power to the People

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RadioLabour World Report for the week October 30 to November 3

November 6, 2017 by admin

The RadioLabour World Report for the week October 30 to November 3 is now available. * PSI Congress shows how public services can be saved and bettered * US labour calls for a Global Pact for Migrants * The LabourStart Report about union events around the world The World Report is available here: www.radiolabour.net/rl-world-031117.html

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POP Congress Wrap-up – Newsletter No. 4

November 2, 2017 by Marcelo Netto

The fourth PSI Congress newsletter is now available, it covers the rally at the Place des Nations in Geneva, Panel 3 “The future of work”, Panel 4 “Sustainable urbanisation and public services, Panel 5 “Public Services in a just global economy”, Panel 6 “Public policy for sale”, One Day premiere and two podcasts: Karen Gregory

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POP pre-congress wrap-up – newsletter no. 3

November 2, 2017 by Marcelo Netto

The third PSI Congress newsletter is now available, it covers the reelections of Rosa Pavanelli and Dave Prentis for another five-year term, Panel 1 “Choosing people over profit”, Panel 2 “Our Health is Not for Sale”, the Press Lunch, the PSI Welcome Gala and two podcasts: an interview with AFL-CIO Vice-President, Tefere Gebre, and a

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PSI affiliates call for immediate de-escalation of tensions between US and North Korea at PSI Congress

November 2, 2017 by Marcelo Netto

PSI affiliates have overwhelmingly endorsed a joint emergency resolution proposed by South Korean Pilipino and American trade unions calling for an immediate de-escalation of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. The Korean Affiliates Council, PSLINK of the Philippines and the American Federation of Teachers in a display of international cooperation and solidarity worked together

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Side event: “Spotlight on Turkey” at 12:30 – Room 5/6 – 3rd floor

November 2, 2017 by Marcelo Netto

In the aftermath of the failed coup that took place on July 2016, the Turkish government has arrested and detained thousands of workers and trade unionists. By 8 February 2017, more than 100.000 public employees have been summarily suspended or dismissed, accused in most cases without any basis of proof or evidence of having been

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POP Congress Wrap-up – Newsletter No. 2

November 1, 2017 by Sonia Sanchez

The second PSI Congress newsletter is now available, it covers the opening ceremony, PSI-EI Symposium on the protection of whistleblowers, PSI-EI LGBT forum, Women’s Committee and Executive Board (EB-151). This newsletter covers the events that took place on 30 October.

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POP pre-congress wrap-up – newsletter no. 1

October 31, 2017 by Sonia Sanchez

The first PSI Congress newsletter covers the meetings that took place on 29 October including the young workers’ seminar, APREC (the Asia-Pacific Regional Executive Committee), AFREC (Africa & Arab countries Regional Executive Committee), IAMREC (Inter-American Regional Executive Committee) and the EPSU Executive Committee.

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Urban cleaning workers in Brazil

October 10, 2017 by Igor Ojeda

“Society needs to understand that trash workers are not trash. And that the trash produces wealth. The trash worker is not trash, he produces wealth”, says Carlos Davi Barros da Silva, leader unionist of the Union of Workers in Urban Cleaning of Bahia (SINDILIMP-BA). On 5 and 6 July , PSI Communications team visited Salvador,

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