World Congress: public service workers gather

2012-11-28 00:00

MORE than a thousand public service workers from around the world have gathered at the Durban ICC for the 29th Public Services International (PSI) World Congress.

PSI members come from the ranks of public service unions and the global federation has over 20 million members from 150 countries.

PSI President Dave Prentis in his opening address said they were meeting at a critical time because in many countries government workers were losing their jobs and the services they provide were being destroyed.

“They are losing their jobs — in Britain, across Europe, Asia … because of the thirst for profit, greed of bankers and failure of governments.”

Premier Zweli Mkhize welcomed the delegates and told them that pre-1994 there was job reservation and many people were excluded from certain categories of government jobs.

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