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Inter-American public service workers united to stop unfair trade

(27 April 2015) Without struggle there is no victory said one of unionists referring to fights of the unions to prevent privatisation of water services in Latin America. Others talked about the large sums of money that the rich in their countries did not pay in taxes or hide away in tax havens. One colleague said that tax justice and linking the various networks to demand new rules to ensure that the corporations, rich and wealthy pay their fair share was urgent. The money would allow for (...)

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European Trade Unions mobilize for occupational cancer prevention on 28 April

(Brussels, 24 April 2015) International Workers’ Memorial Day is held on 28 April. This year we commemorate the thousands of workers that have died from accidents and occupational diseases at work. Toxic exposure at the workplace is the spotlight this year. EPSU is particularly concerned that the European Commission has failed to promote occupational cancer prevention measures. The carcinogens agents Directive, the main instrument for protection of workers from the risks related to exposure (...)

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EPSU and PSI in action on global trade day 18 April 2015

(24 April 2015) EPSU and PSI organised many activities (see below) on 18 April, joining civil society and trade union organisations taking part in a global day of action against free trade and investment agreements on 18 April. The common dominator was to draw attention to the new wave of trade and investment agreements such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) and many others that go far beyond (...)

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Ver.di members supporting global day of action against unfair trade - people and the planet before profits

(22 April 2015) The trade deals currently on the table like CETA, TTIP and TISA do undermine democracy. They are a threat to public services and there is nothing that improves workers’ rights in these agreements said EPSU General Secretary in his contribution to the Ver.di Conferences for health and social services as well as energy,water waste. He continued: The contribution of these agreements to just and sustainable growth and to the creation of quality jobs with decent pay are highly (...)

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EPSU brings McDonald’s tax avoidance scheme in European parliament

(Press Release - Brussels 17 April 2015) Yesterday 16-04 at EP Special TAXE Committee, EPSU presented McDonald’s tax avoidance scheme and trade union demands for tax justice. The presentation was based on the recent report “UnHappyMeal”, co-published by an international coalition of European and US trade unions and War on Want, on Mac Donald’s tax avoidance strategy that involves profit-shifting through artificial subsidiaries in Luxembourg and Switzerland and, possibly, a tax ruling, one of (...)

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