On 5 October, a group of trade ministers announced they reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Despite the triumphant announcement, for PSI and its affiliates this agreement is bad news as long as the content remains secret.
The publication on 5 October of the final report of the G20/ OECD project on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) shows just how much work remains to be done to fix a crippled global tax system.
On 2 October, after a strike of more than 100 days, PCS members at the National Gallery voted unanimously to return to work after the union and management agreed to end the dispute. The gallery has also reinstated PCS senior representative Candy Udwin.