PSI North American affiliates from the USA and Canada will be meeting in Washington 14-15 June. The meeting has a heavy agenda before it with a special focus on anti-privatization campaigns and trade issues.
This workshop, held in Bengaluru (India) from 17-18 April, aims at discussing the impact of trade policy as well as specific agreements on key sectors in manufacturing and services from the perspective of the workers engaged in these sectors. Through sharing of experience and knowledge we aim to understand the full impacts of trade and investment policies and identify strategies to tackle the challenges they pose. The workshop is organised by PSI, the Forum against Free Trade Agreements, Third World Network and the Transnational Institute.
A new study, co-published by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, examines the adverse impacts on public services and public interest regulation of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), quietly being negotiated in Geneva by a group of 23 governments
PSI's new publication on how unions and civil society allies pushed the Uruguayan Government to leave TiSA negotiations serves as a useful resource for activists in other countries and regions who may hope to do the same.
Two new reports released this month by Transnational Institute (TNI) highlight the significant dangers which the Trade in Services Agreement could pose to State Owned Enterprises and Public Banks as well as examining the successful campaign in Uruguay to exit the negotiations.
A new report by German lobby monitoring group Lobby Control has revealed the intense influence which corporate lobbyists are continuing to exert over the ongoing Trade and Services Agreement negotiations.
On 4 December 2016 about 1000 people marched through Geneva calling citizens to mobilize against the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). Public Services International and its affiliate SSP/VPOD together with approximately 20 organisations, including solidaritéS, Les Verts and ATTAC GE participated in the protest.
Regional Meeting of Public Services International (PSI) Interamerica's Health Sector took place on 8 and 9 November in São Paulo, Brazil. The meeting was considered as part of the reconstruction of the health policy of PSI at a global level.
As trade negotiators representing 50 countries meet behind closed doors to try and finalise the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) before the end of the year, the ITUC has released a new analysis of leaked information about the deal "All about TiSA: Everything you didn't know about the Trade in Services Agreement".