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TISA: another leaked document reveals secret talks to promote health “tourism”, privatisation and to raise health costs

03 February 2015

PSI, 4 February 2015 – A new trade proposal is aiming to commodify health care services globally, with higher costs for governments and poorer performance for patients, to the benefit of large health corporations and insurance companies in a USD 6-trillion business.

Ebola: Safe workers save lives

23 December 2014
In an exclusive video produced by PSI, hosted and shared by The Guardian, Liberian healthcare workers share their difficulties and frustrations with the working conditions in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.

TISA: new leaked document reveals US corporations’ threat to privacy and data protection

17 December 2014
Photo: Koeb

Consumers’ protections and privacy are at risk, along with national governments’ sovereignty, at the sole benefit of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) corporations.

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.

Ebola: PSI urges G20 to act on public healthcare

10 November 2014
Health workers fighting Ebola in Guinea (Photo: European Commission)

On the eve of G20 in Brisbane, PSI is briefing Australia's public sector unions and urging the G20 to implement promised measures to make large multinational corporations pay fair tax.

Public services unions open new trade agreements to public debate

16 September 2014

#psiglobaltradesummit 2014 Washington, D.C., Tuesday 16 September 2014 - Public services unions worldwide are determined to open to public scrutiny a new wave of global trade agreements, which are now being discussed behind closed doors.