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EB noted the organised attack on the right to strike by employers at the recent ILC that threatens to undermine the very basis of trade union action, both public and private; endorsed action to fight this attack and called upon all affiliates to participate, including with their national centres.
EB endorsed and commended PSI work opposing the new cycle of ‘free trade’ deals, TISA, TPP and TTIP that represent a direct attack on national and local government ability to deliver quality public services.
EB noted PSI’s leadership role in the global struggle for tax justice by fighting tax evasion, avoidance and corruption. The fight to ensure that corporations and the wealthiest pay their fair share is essential to financing universal access to quality public services.
EB noted the increased visibility of PSI actions across the globe including:
Building on this work, the Executive Board mandated PSI to:
The Executive Board adopted the 2014 budget and noted the ongoing work for financial stability that will enable us to resource our activity.
Finally, EB approved the proposal to move the 2017 PSI Congress from Singapore to Geneva, to contribute to the financial stability of the organization and commended the support given by Asia Pacific members.
Minutes will be made available to all PSI affiliates on the PSI website in the near future.