Public administration

Quality public services, at their best, are the tools used by responsible and democratic governments to serve the best interests of their citizens. Public administration of services such as health care, education, and utilities promotes equality and the common good, not greater profit for a few. Like all other workers, public employees deserve a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work, decent working conditions, and respect for their right to free collective bargaining.

New agreement on local economic and social development

07 November 2012

As local economic and social development are increasing priority in local governments' agendas, UCLG has signed an agreement with the ILO.

UK: Hundreds of thousands call for A Future that Works

22 October 2012
Green shoes

In the streets of London, Glasgow and Belfast hundreds of thousands of people took part in the march for A Future that Works on October 20.

Nigeria: Democracy in local government central to development

10 October 2012
Nigerian workers

Local government is crucial to the development of Nigeria, says president of Nigeria Union of Local Employees.

IMF promotes public spending rather than cuts to prevent new global crisis

09 October 2012
Two children holding a poster

The International Monetary Fund urges European and US leaders to promote growth instead of cuts in public spending to avoid dragging down the global economy with another financial crisis.

Actions and events against austerity all over Europe

21 September 2012

Major protests against austerity measures are taking place in many European countries.We give you the list of upcoming events:

Canada: Outlining the risks of public-private-partnerships

11 September 2012

The Canadian union CUPE has launched a new guide for municipalities, outlining the risks of public-private partnerships.

Sweden: Crisis package rescued 8,500 municipal jobs

03 September 2012
Road workers

When the financial crisis hit, the Swedish government provided temporary grants to the municipal sector. Calculations now show that the money saved 8,500 jobs.