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Nurses and healthcare workers speak out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)


30 June 2015
Photo: Nurses - Creative Commons - Australian DFAT

PSI, Geneva, 30 June - Nurses, midwives and healthcare workers from the across the Pacific, Latin America and North America condemn the controversial TPP trade deal.

Mission impossible: Development without Public Services


18 June 2015
Unemployed person talks to advisors at a job fair

Seven years after the 2008 financial crisis, it is clear that austerity does not work. On the contrary, cutting public spending has only produced more unemployment, poverty and inequality.

Massive leak of TISA trade documents “highlights madness of secrecy”


02 June 2015
Photo: Alberto Ortiz - Creative Commons

The largest ever leak of negotiating documents from the controversial Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) highlights the madness of secrecy and provides no comfort for users of public services.

Public anger will grow if G20 leaders fail on tax


01 June 2015
ICRICT inaugural meeting

Global public sector union leader responds to Independent Commission for Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) findings.

Golden Dodges: McDonald’s $1.8 billion global tax avoidance strategy revealed


19 May 2015
Golden Dodges

McDonald’s appears to have taken advantage of corporate tax loopholes to avoid paying up to US $1.8 Billion in tax between 2009 and 2013 including 1 billion Euros in Europe and AU $497 million in Australia.

Public services unions of the Americas are on the offensive against new international trade agreements


23 April 2015

Public services unions across the Americas are determined to oppose the new wave of trade agreements driven by corporate interests and negotiated in secret. On 23 April, in Mexico City, the first regional demonstration to oppose TPP, TTIP, CETA and TISA.

Why are so many cities choosing to end privatisation and return to public water services?


08 April 2015
Our public water future

In the run-up to the 2015 World Water Forum in South Korea on April 12, Transnational Institute with four organisations[1] have released new research on the growing wave of cities worldwide that are taking previously privatised water supply and sanitation services back under public control, in a process called remunicipalisation.