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  • World Refugee Day: Rich countries must take their share of responsibility


    20 June 2018

    Imagine if, practically overnight, your country had to absorb an extra 40% of its own population in refugees. How would you provide accommodation, water, electricity, health, jobs or schools to all these people? What would you do to minimize rising tensions between the local population and the newcomers, considering that many of the former are also struggling to obtain these basic services?

  • Privatization Watch - 03/2018


    20 June 2018
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    Latest issue of #PrivatizationWatch (03/2018) - The Global newsletter on privatization of public services around the world.

  • European and Spanish migration policies must change and become people-focused


    19 June 2018

    Participants from the seminar on working conditions in the provision of services to migrants called for the authorities to provide services to migrants directly rather than outsource the work and for NGOs to complement rather than replace these services.

  • "Real denuclearisation and the establishment of a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula are up to us", says PSI affiliate KPTU


    13 June 2018

    "As we made clear during the Candlelight Rally for Peace on June 9, a real plan for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula has to include withdrawal of the U.S.’ policies of nuclear pre-emptive strike and extended deterrence against North Korea. [...] In addition, a reduction of conventional weapons by all sides and withdrawal of the U.S. troops station in South Korea are needed to remove the material conditions of war and overcome the roots causes of the nuclear conflict. All of these tasks remain before us", reads the statement issued by the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union.

  • “No Longer!” - Trade unions in Tanzania take a stand to end tax injustice


    12 June 2018

    At a two-day meeting in Dar es Salaam (June 7-8), participants agreed on a set of demands to the Tanzanian government, including reviewing all tax incentives and tax treaties, and ensuring better transparency of corporate affairs, including through public registers on beneficial ownership of companies and trusts. The meeting also called on the government to provide more resources to the Tanzanian Revenue Authority in order for them to collect more taxes to better fund public infrastructure and public services.

  • Power employees in India to hold nationwide strike against privatisation bill


    12 June 2018

    In its National Convention held in New Delhi, on 8 June, the Indian National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees & Engineers (NCCOEEE) decided to call for a nationwide power strike on 7 Dec this year to protest against the Electricity (Amendment) bill 2014. This bill seeks to extend privatisation to the distribution of electricity.

  • Martha was on the forefront of the fight against Ebola. Now she is worried if Liberia will be able to handle another outbreak.


    08 June 2018

    Nurse Martha Morris, 35, worked in a public hospital in her hometown when the Ebola virus raged through Liberia. She gave up a lot to fight for better working conditions for health workers. It's a cause she thinks is worth continuing to fight for.