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Jakarta court cancels world's biggest water privatisation after 18-year failure


25 March 2015
KRuHA - People's Coalition for The Right To Water

25 March 2015 – The Central Jakarta District Court on 24 March annulled the water privatisation contracts of Suez (PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya – Palyja) and Aetra, finding that the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) were negligent in fulfilling the human right to water for Jakarta’s residents.

Press release: Why Public-Private Partnerships don't work


16 March 2015
Worker

The report “Why Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) don’t work” by Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) assesses the PPPs experience in countries both rich and poor.

UN WOMEN + UBER = A VISION for precarious work


12 March 2015
Taxi drivers have a discussion in the street during a protest over Uber outside City Hall in Chicago

PSI calls for UN WOMEN to cancel its partnership with UBER. During the annual UNCSW, the UN’s leading agency for women’s rights, UN WOMEN, announced a strategic partnership with UBER to “create 1,000,000 jobs for women as drivers on the Uber platform by 2020.”

Report finds Trans Pacific Partnership bad for your health


03 March 2015
Pills - Photo: Creative Commons - E-magineart

Prominent health academics show that the Trans Pacific Partnership poses a risk to health in areas such as the provision of affordable medicines, tobacco, alcohol policies and nutritional labelling, reveals a report released last night in Australia.

Media Release: Unhappy Meal - Citizens left with heartburn as McDonald’s takes the cream


27 February 2015

PSI 27 February 2014 – McDonald’s aggressive tax planning has cost European countries over 1 Billion Euros between 2009 and 2013

Public services are essential for economic growth


12 February 2015
GUF meeting with IMF

Economic models that promote labour flexibility and privatisation are destined to fail. This was PSI’s main message to the high-level meetings between the Global Union Federations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, on 11 February in Washington.