The PSI online inaugural meeting of PSI Long Term Care Network will be held on 25 January 2024 at 14:00 to 15:30 CET, 08:00-09:30 EST, 10:00- 11:30 CLST. Interpretation will be provided in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Arabic.
PSI is establishing an international network of affiliate unions which represent workers within the Long-Term Care sector. The network will be a collective voice committed to addressing issues such as fair wages, safe working conditions, safe staffing levels, and social protection for all Long-Term Care workers. It will be an opportunity for unions to share their experiences of successful collective bargaining, organising efforts, campaigns pushing back against privatisation and collectively advocating for policies to promote quality care for all service users.
At the meeting, we will launch a report examining a series of potential reforms to systems of Long-Term Care and how unions can use these reforms to campaign for public systems of care and organise for decent work. We will hear directly from the researchers- all leading academics in the field of Long-Term Care and workers’ rights - who will set out their proposals for reforms to systems of Long-Term Care which benefit workers, service users and the wider public.
Collectively we will discuss how we can take these proposed reforms and incorporate them into the work of PSI and our affiliates.
This meeting is a unique opportunity for affiliates of PSI to network and strengthen collaborations with fellow affiliates and actively engage in shaping PSI’s work on Long-Term Care particularly as we prepare for the upcoming ILO’s International Labour Conference General Discussion on Decent Work in Care. Your valuable input and expertise are essential to ensure that the policies we pursue align with the needs and aspirations of your members, service users, and the broader public.