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.
Solidarity and Human Rights
Solidarity for Venezuela
Earlier this year, Young Members Network Midland convenior Nikki Johnson participated in an international study trip to Venezuela, organised by the General Federation of Trade Unions. Read the feature on her trip in the latest edition of Young Members' Newsletter on page 3.
Delegates carried the motion to support and campaign for the release of the Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi, arrested by the Israeli military.
- Read the PSC factsheet ‘Palestinian Children in Israeli Detention’.
- Sign the PSC petition calling to end the mistreatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention
Conference agreed to affiliate to the Tamil Solidarity Campaign, a campaign taking up the rights of workers and all oppressed people in Sri Lanka.
Palestinians are preparing to mark the 70th anniversary of the Nakba. Palestine Solidarity Campaign invites you to join the many local and national events organised by PSC in solidarity with Palestine.
International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR) Campaign to stop the deportations to Iraq.
Europe and Austerity issues
Public service workers in action for better pay: France, Greece, Netherlands, UK
Denmark: Unions secure new agreements across public sector.
A major conflict across the public sector was avoided as trade unions negotiated new agreements covering state, local and regional government workers. Included are elements directed specifically at low paid workers and jobs predominantly done by women.