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Quality Public Services

In co-operation with other global federations of unions, PSI has launched the Quality Public Services – Action Now! campaign. This campaign unites public and private sector trade unions, municipal governments and civil society groups in advancing quality public services as the best means of building equitable, sustainable, peaceful and democratic societies. We believe investment in quality public services backed by fair taxation policies is a key solution to the economic crisis.

Rio+20 Working for a sustainable world

16 July 2012
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Public Services International engaged in a number of activities at Rio:

Working in the people's interest

11 July 2012
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Working in the people’s interest

Advancing social justice through quality public services and trade union rights

Public Services International 29th World Congress in Durban, South Africa, 27-30 November 2012

A Financial Transactions Tax for the future we want

09 July 2012
Robin Hood Tax logo

Rio de Janeiro – 22 June 2012:

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as RIO+20, has taken place at a critical moment. The G20, meeting almost simultaneously, has not shown enough collective will by the world’s major economies to resolve the economic and financial turmoil we face. Member states of the European Union are facing a crucial test of their leadership in overcoming the financial and debt crisis. They are being called to choose whether or not to adopt a FTT for human and sustainable development. A positive answer could lead to a fairer and more sustainable future for the EU and contribute to sustainable human development worldwide.

Impact of the economic crisis and austerity measures on women

04 July 2012

Women are losing jobs in both the private and public sectors, which has an immediate effect on household income but a much longer term effect on the role of women in the labour force.

California: 3,500 nurses on strike

03 July 2012

Nurses in seven Californian hospitals will be on strike on July 3rd, protesting against concession demands that they say will undermine patient care protections as well as health and living standards for the nurses. The strike will affect 3,500 nurses and also several hundred respiratory, X-ray, and other technicians.

Interview with Peter Waldorff on the European finance crisis' influence on trade unions and on the public sector

03 July 2012
Peter Waldorff

PSI General Secretary Peter Waldorff gives an interview on the European finance crisis' influence on trade unions and on the public sector.

Public services urgently need an alternative to austerity

02 July 2012
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The impact of austerity on public services has been monitored in a series of research reports. - Our members across Europe are facing a major struggle to defend their jobs and maintain the vital services that they provide, says EPSU general secretary.