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  • In Honduras, mayor privatises waste sector and sacks 700 municipal workers


    17 July 2018

    Multinational company demands exclusive rights over street cleaning, waste collection, transport and disposal at the landfill site in San Pedro Sula, the country’s second biggest city. Many trade union representatives among those dismissed.

  • Cities are for people. Let’s put people first on the urban agenda.


    12 July 2018

    PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, took the floor at the UN High Level Political Forum during the review of SDG 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable calling for strong public policies and governance for housing and the protection of public spaces and commons from privatization and gentrification.

  • 30 000 nurses on strike in New Zealand


    12 July 2018

    The 24-hour strike began on Thursday, and comes after months of negotiations between the government and nurses broke down on Wednesday. Nurses said they were overworked and underpaid, with unsafe working conditions leading to burnout and exhaustion.

  • PSI General Secretary meets with Louise Arbour, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on International Migration


    12 July 2018

    Rosa Pavanelli, PSI General Secretary, meets with Louise Arbour, UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on International Migration, in New York on the sides of the final round of negotiations this week towards a UN Global Compact on Migration.

  • A Just Transition based on social justice, and labour rights


    12 July 2018

    PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, took the floor at the UN High Level Political Forum during the review of SDG 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

  • PSI holds two seminars on tax and trade in São Paulo


    11 July 2018

    With support from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), the seminars discussed free trade agreements, the new methods employed by transnational companies (TNCs) to “capture” international organisations, corporate tax evasion and prospects for progressive tax reform.

  • Big Four accounting for influence


    11 July 2018

    We pay our taxes, so why don’t corporations? This new report shows how the four main accountant firms are embedded in EU policy-making on tax avoidance, and concludes that it is time to kick this industry out of EU anti-tax avoidance policy.