Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)

How TiSA could be used to entrench corporate rule in the Trump era

05 July 2017

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

New Publication: Uruguay’s exit from TISA: alliances, campaigns and assessments

14 Jun 2017

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.

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New reports warn of TiSA threat to Public Banks and SOEs

25 April 2017

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.

Report shows corporate lobbyists dominate TiSA talks

19 December 2016

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.

Stop TiSA demonstration in Geneva

06 December 2016

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.

Affiliates of PSI Interamerica strengthen the struggle for public health and against precarious employment in the sector

18 November 2016

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.

TiSA: Trade in Services Agreement is Bad News for Workers and Communities

14 November 2016

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".

Leaked EU TiSA demands reveal “do as we say, not as we do” doctrine

14 October 2016

Today’s release of the EU’s demands of developing countries in the TISA negotiations highlights the double standards within the EU, says Public Services International. While the European Commission tries to convince the European public that its approach to trade agreements safeguards European public services it simultaneously demands that developing countries public services are undermined.

PSI and allies warn WTO forum on TiSA threats

28 September 2016

PSI and other global union federations held a side event at the WTO forum today to explain the implications of the leaked TiSA text.

After TTIP deal upended, leaks call TiSA into question

19 September 2016

Greenpeace has joined trade unions and civil society in condemning the Trade in Services Agreement after new leaks released by Greenpeace Netherlands office showed the deal would restrict governments’ ability to implement climate change action.