PSI denounces Trade in Services agreement

September 16, 2013
white envelope with Top Secret stamp in black
Governments meeting this week (16 September 2013) in Geneva, Switzerland are negotiating in secret a proposed Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). The 48 countries participating in the TISA negotiation seem intent on imposing the corporate agenda of using trade agreements to bind countries to extreme liberalisation and deregulation in order to ensure greater corporate profits at the expense of workers, farmers, service users and the environment. In few words: at the expense of people.

Public Services International General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli says, “We call on our affiliates to urge their national governments to withdraw from talks on this proposed Trade in Services Agreement and to mobilize workers and communities against this deal which is an assault on the public interest.

Read and download PSI's full press release here

What is TISA?

Why trade agreements are a new global threat to public services

Letter from over 340 groups opposing TISA

Our World is not For Sale media release

 

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