TISA: new leaked document reveals US corporations’ threat to privacy and data protection

PSI, 17 December 2014 – Consumers’ protections and privacy are at risk, along with national governments’ sovereignty, at the sole benefit of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) corporations. This is what emerges from the latest leaked document of the Trade In Service Agreement (TISA) negotiations, that PSI has opposed since the beginning, in March 2013, for lack of transparency. The document – leaked by Associated Whistle-Blowing Press - refers to a proposal by the US Trade (...)

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On Migrants Day, PSI reiterates its commitment to decent work for all

(17 December 2014) Public Services International (PSI) marks December 18th – International Migrants Day, with continued vigour and commitment to fight for decent work and social protection for migrant workers. Many workers involved in the delivery of public services such as health and social care, municipal services and public administration, among others, are facing hardship and loss of jobs as a result of austerity cuts, unfair trade, repressive regimes and attacks on labour rights. (...)

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Juncker’s plan promotes PPPs which socialise risks and privatise profits - new briefings show

(Press Communication – 16 December 2014) The Juncker investment plan will be under scrutiny at this week’s European Council with many questions still to be clarified about how it will work in practice. The European Federation of Public Service Unions is concerned about the continuing restrictions on public finances, and the extent to which the private sector will be relied on to cover for the shortfall in public investment. A briefing from the PSIRU international research organisation looks (...)

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Belgian General Strike 15 December 2014 - EPSU expresses solidarity

(11 December 2014) All EPSU affiliates will engage in a general strike against the austerity policies announced by the Federal government, 15 December. The country will come to a halt as workers protest wage freeze, attacks on pension entitlements and the right to strike, cuts in public services and many more. The national general strike follows the large national demonstration 6 November in which also EPSU staff participated. Three regional strikes took place 24 November, 1 and on 8 (...)

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General strike in Italy on 12 December

(11 December 2014) EPSU supports Italian strikes to defend workers and public services EPSU sends its solidarity greeting to the CGIL and UIL confederations that have called a general strike tomorrow (12 December). The strike is in protest at a range of government policies whose affects will be to weaken employment protection and undermine public services. Reflecting the kinds of policies advocated by the European Commission, the Italian government is pushing for structural reforms and (...)

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