The influences on the working lives of PCS members now extend far beyond the borders of the UK and Ireland.
Economic crises don't respect national boundaries, as we are all engaged in the struggle to protect our public services. PCS has built up good relationships with sister trade unions around the globe and through European and global trade union federations to promote and protect our members' interests and concerns.
In many countries trade unionists risk intimidation or jail for active membership of a union. Solidarity is the very basis of trade unionism, and it shouldn't stop at national borders.
PCS is proud to campaign for human rights and against inequality and injustice.
Europe and Austerity issues
Protests against CETA continue in advance of vote in European Parliament.
Solidarity and Human Rights
Colombia - Huber Ballesteros is freed from prison! The NEC member of the Colombian Congress CUT and vice president of the agricultural workers' union FENSUAGRO, was imprisoned days before he was due to attend and speak at the 2013 TUC Congress.