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Public Funding/Tax Justice

The gap between the rich and the rest of us is growing rapidly. In many countries, the richest 1% pay less tax than everyone else. Profitable multinational corporations use loopholes and tax havens to avoid paying their share. Around the world, inequality is growing. A taxation system based on fairness and ability to pay is the first step in reversing this attack on the middle class.

G20: Public Health Systems more efficient than private, PSI study reveals

12 November 2014
Nurses and midwives lobby for public funding of health care

Public healthcare is more efficient than private healthcare, reveals a new study by Public Services International (PSI), which was released during an international trade union forum on public health, ahead of the G20 in Australia.

G20: Australian nurses join Liberian Ebola workers on frontline

12 November 2014
Ebola health workers - by European Commission DG ECHO

At the international G20 Nursing Conference in Brisbane, officials from nurses' and midwives' unions joined Ebola health workers on the front line in Liberia.

Unions Push for Tax Responsibility in Pension Funds

09 November 2014

Trade unions have unveiled a new initiative to tackle global tax evasion by integrating tax risks into responsible investment policies in pension funds worth over $20trillion where unions and their trustees are involved in fund governance. 

Chile: Struggle for social justice

07 October 2014

A debate will be held on 7-8 October in Santiago de Chile about corruption and tax justice. Approximately 70 PSI representatives will be attending.

Trade unions discuss tax justice in Ghana

24 September 2014

By Jerry Detse Mensah-Pah

On 9-11 September 2014, Public Services International, through its Africa and Arab Regional Office and with support from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, organized a workshop for 50 Trade Union Staff and Activists in Tema, Ghana to empower them with skills and tools for trade union work on the issue of tax justice.

Video: The fightback against austerity

07 July 2014

Public Services International (PSI), the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), together with our affiliate unions, ADEDY, and allies in Greece brought together a team of expert union journalists and communicators. This solidarity exchange enabled PSI communicators from other countries to learn more about the issues facing Greek trade unionists and share this understanding with their union members and communities around the world.

Video: Trade agreements and the threat to quality public services

24 June 2014

Sanya Reid Smith - Third World Network, Guest speaker at PSI's Executive Board meeting in Nyon, Switzerland 24-25 June 2014.