Public Funding/Tax Justice

The gap between the rich and the rest of us is growing rapidly. In many countries, the richest 1% pay less tax than everyone else. Profitable multinational corporations use loopholes and tax havens to avoid paying their share. Around the world, inequality is growing. A taxation system based on fairness and ability to pay is the first step in reversing this attack on the middle class.

PSI welcomes corporate tax rethink

11 March 2015
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PSI welcomes the establishment in New York today of a commission of international tax experts to examine reform to corporate taxation from the perspective of the public interest.

Expert Global Commission Responds to One-Sided Tax Debate

11 March 2015
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(New York, 11 March 2015) Responding to widespread anger about corporate tax avoidance and concerns that current tax reform processes are inadequate, a new nonpartisan body—the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT)—has been established to propose reforms from the perspective of the public interest.

Unhappy Meal: Unions expose McDonald's tax practices

27 February 2015

Fast food and public sector unions from across the Atlantic came together to expose the extent of the tax avoidance practices of fast food giant McDonald's.

Wealth: Having It All and Wanting More

25 February 2015

This research paper published by Oxfam International shows that the richest 1 percent have seen their share of global wealth increase from 44 percent in 2009 to 48 percent in 2014 and at this rate will be more than 50 percent in 2016.

Public services are essential for economic growth

12 February 2015
GUF meeting with IMF

Economic models that promote labour flexibility and privatisation are destined to fail. This was PSI’s main message to the high-level meetings between the Global Union Federations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, on 11 February in Washington.

"Greece has given Europe a lesson of democracy, and the right answer to austerity, " says Rosa Pavanelli

27 January 2015
Syriza demonstrators in front of the Acropolis, Athens

“A strong message to the Troika and to the European Institutions, after six years of austerity that have destroyed the social fabric of Greek society.”

Trade unions and civil society make a critical assessment of the EU Neighborhood Policy

15 December 2014
Rachid Malaoui, SNAPAP, Algeria

On International Human Rights Day, PSI affiliate leader Rachid Malaoui (SNAPAP/CGATA, Algeria) participated in a dialogue on cooperation between the EU and the MENA region at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.