Stop the GATS power play against citizens of the world ! joint statement

The trade unions and many NGOs worked on a joint statement to demand that negotiators on GATS get serious on taking workers and citizens interests into account, and to prevent that countries get pressured into accepting unfair deals. EPSU supports the statement. The statement is sent on behalf of 148 organisations and several have endorsed it since. It is sent to all WTO delegations in Geneva and to the Chairs of the General Council and the Council on Trade in Services in Special Session (the GATS negotiating body) and to Dr Supachai, boss of the WTO. The next special services cluster of meetings will take place in Geneva from 20 June to 1 July. And the next General Council meeting where ministers attend on July 27-29. PSI participated in the group that discussed and drafted the statement (