Public Services International

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  • … In 1997, the PSI Congress further regionalised the organisation of PSI. Regional Committees were given executive powers and in each of the regions (Africa and Arab countries, Asia and the Pacific, Inter-America and Europe), regional offices and sub-regional constituencies have been established.
  • Together, the PSI staff in the regions and sub-regions work to facilitate organisation and closer communication with PSI affiliates. There are four regional groupings, as represented in the map to the right. (full text about).

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Join: … Who can join PSI? PSI membership is open to unions and other organisations for people employed in national, regional and local government:  

health, environmental and social services; gas, electricity and water; waste removal, processing and recycling services; educational, cultural and recreational services; construction and maintenance of roads and buildings; and other bodies whose function is to provide services to the public. Membership (also known as affiliation) is also open to organisations representing employees in international agencies established by associations of states or government authorities.

Why should we join PSI?

The trade union movement is by far the largest democratic movement in the world. PSI is the acknowledged representative of public sector workers within this movement. We want to join our voice with yours at local level, and to join yours with ours at the international level. In doing so we are building a strong and united network for:

  • Imagequality public services
  • Imagetrade union rights
  • Imagegender equality and employment equity
  • Imagepublic alternatives to privatisation
  • Imagesocial justice in the workplace
  • Imagepoverty reduction and debt relief
  • How much will it cost us?

The formula for calculating PSI’s annual affiliation fees is 0.895€ multiplied by the number of members eligible for PSI coverage multiplied by the “country index” (see below).

The indexation is based on Gross National Product figures produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Those affiliates whose Gross National Product figure is below the world average have their fees reduced to the percentage figure resulting from dividing their national figure by the world average, to the nearest of five index bands (10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%).  … (full text Join).

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