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The trade union organizations of public sector workers affiliated to Public Services International (PSI), from Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa – BRICS- with the participation of representatives from China, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Honduras, Peru, Paraguay and Colombia, assembled at the first BRICS Cycle of Debates held in Brasilia from 8 to 10 August 2013.
They discussed the negative impact of trade agreements on public sector workers and quality public services for all. Trade unions demand a social dimension to BRICS that will lead to the globalization of rights as a common goal among the member nations. To that end, BRICS public sector trade unions will propose the creation of platform for the participation of workers similar to what already exists for the participation of business entrepreneurs.