European Action Day Against the Commercialisation, Marketisation and Privatisation of Health Care

Articles, photos or other information received by EPSU affiliates or compiled by EPSU Secretariat content-wise related to the European Action Day

I) EPSU Constituency Meetings Spring 2016
- EPSU Constituency North Eastern Europe: Meeting in Minsk, Belarus, 2 and 3 March 2016: See also gallery with photos

- EPSU Constituency Central Eastern Europe: Meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 9 and 10 March 2016: Our message spreads: No to commercialization of health and other care say unions in Central Europe

- EPSU Constituency Russia & Central Asia: Meeting in Moscow, Russia, 16 and 17 March 2016: Concerns about commercialisation of care in Russia

- EPSU Constituency South Eastern Europe: Meeting in Sinaia, Romania, 23 and 24 March 2016: Supporting slogan "Our health is not for sale" and identifying consequences of the commercialisation of health care

- Meeting of Nordic Public Service Unions in Copenhague, Denmark, 7 April 2016: Solidarity greetings Nordic unions for striking workers on World Health Day

II) European Countries
- Greece: Commité pour l'Annulation de la Dette du Tiers Monde (CADTM): Article "L’austérité excessive a tué les infirmières et les médecins avant de s’occuper des patients" - in FR

- United Nations: Human Rights Council: "Report of the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights on his mission to Greece" (29 February 2016) - in EN

- Latvia: Latvian health workers protest austerity, demanding investment
- Latvia: LVSADA campaign for EP elections "On the right to health care!" and successful appeal to Latvian MEP candidates
- Slovakia, Czech Republic and Austria: Statement on the Free Trade Agreements (CETA; TTIP; TiSA) by Slovak, Czech and Austrian EPSU Affiliates (04.03.16, Topoľčianky, Slovakia)

- Spain: Health care in Spain after the crisis - FSS-CC.OO reports cuts and denounces deteriorating pay and working conditions
- United Kingdom: Junior doctors strike against imposition of contracts - EPSU sent a letter of solidarity
- United Kingdom: Tax avoiders buying up the NHS and how TTIP could ‘lock in’ tax avoidance
- United Kingdom: Consequences of failure of Public Finance Initiatives (PFI) in the National Health Sector (NHS) for tax-payers, patients and health workers (N.B.: Info to be find towards bottom of this page)
- United Kingdom: Crisis in care homes could cost the NHS £3 billion
- United Kingdom: Southern Cross Case and Social Care Market in the UK (N.B.: Info to be find towards bottom of this page)

III) Europe
- Europe: ETUI HesaMag 11 with a special report on "The nursing world at tipping point"
- Europe: EPSU warns against going for PPP contractual arrangements for social services, also with the Social Investment Package
- Europe: Financial & Economic Crisis and Austerity Measures - Impacts on Health Care Systems, the Health Workforce and Patients
- Europe: Action Day against the commercialisation and privatisation of health services: "Our health is not for sale!", 7 February 2014

  • 16-03-03 Minsk health not for sale 430pix
  • 16-03-03 Minsk junior doctors 430pix
  • Dubrovnik, 9-10 March 2016, EPSU Central Europe and Western Balkans Constituency Meeting
  • EPSU Russia and Central Asia Constituency Meeting 16-17 March 2016, Russia, Moscow
  • No to commercialisation of Health care, SEE unions support EPSU Action 7 April 2016