Public Services International marks International Women’s Day

Public Services International (PSI) joins its members around the world in celebrating women and their achievements on March 8. PSI promotes the work of women trade unionists and stands united with all of our sisters who deliver vital public services. On the eve of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which will […]

Support for the Phillippines

Millions of people in the Phillippines have been disastrously affected by typhoon Haiyan, one of the worst storms on the planet on record. Almost half a million people are in evacuation centres, in dire need of food, water, medicines and other necessities. The Alliance of Health Workers in the Philippines, in conjunction with Global Nurses […]

Thought Fiji was paradise? Think again.

Ahead of the launch of regular flights to Australia of the rebranded Fiji Airways next month, unions are urging potential Australian tourists to find out more about the attacks on human and workers’ rights in Fiji and think twice before visiting the island. Unions have today launched a new global online campaign aimed at raising […]

Bahraini nurse unable to get visa for Australian speaking tour

Rula Al’Saffar, president of the Bahrain Nursing Society, was to have presented a seminar at the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association in February but has been unable to get a visa in time. In 2011, Rula was incarcerated and tortured by the Bahrain government after treating protestors injured during anti-government uprisings (part of the Arab […]

Irish nurses boycott scheme offering new grads 80% of usual pay rate

The NSWNMA has written to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) offering wholehearted support for their boycott of a scheme offering new graduate nurses only 80 percent of the agreed pay rate. Ireland’s Health Service Executive has extended the deadline for the scheme by two weeks and also opened it to graduates from 2010 […]

New setback for workers’ rights in Fiji

The abandonment of a pledge by the Bainimarama government to allow an independent constitution to be drawn up is a major setback for workers’ rights in Fiji, say Australian unions. Unions call on the Australian Government to demand an explanation by the Fiji military regime for its decision to ignore the independent Constitution Commission, which […]

Rosa Pavanelli elected Public Services International (PSI) General Secretary

Italian trade unionist Rosa Pavanelli has been elected the new leader of the global union federation Public Services International (PSI), representing 20 million public service workers in 150 countries. Pavanelli says her vision is founded on “giving PSI new energy and standing up for justice, solidarity, equality, a fairer and more sustainable world”. The leadership […]

ILO prevented from hearing about abuse of worker rights in Fiji

The action of the peak global employer group in preventing the International Labor Organisation’s annual conference from discussing violations against Fijian and other workers is an outrage, say Australian unions. ACTU President Ged Kearney said the conference in Geneva was this week set to hear from Fiji union leaders about the military regime’s restrictions on […]

24/7 Care to People – Health and Social Services

  This session at the recent PSI APRECON held in Sydney, brought together speakers from across the Asia Pacific – Japan, Korea, Fiji & Australia – to discuss from the perspective of each delegate the situation in their own countries in relation to Violence in the Workplace. Each presentation was delivered with passion anad commitment […]

Join over 75,000 nurses and midwives in NSW by becoming a valued member today.

You’ll automatically become a member of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation