Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)

PSI North America SUBRAC (Washington)

Date: 
14 June, 2018 to 15 June, 2018
PSI North American affiliates from the USA and Canada will be meeting in Washington 14-15 June. The meeting has a heavy agenda before it with a special focus on anti-privatization campaigns and trade issues.

Trade rules threaten workers’ rights and public services

16 May 2018

Trade unions are developing strategies to address the harm a new generation of trade agreements may have on workers and access to public services in the Asia-Pacific region.

Trade and Investment Liberalisation: Impact on Indian Workers (Bengaluru)

Date: 
17 April, 2018 to 18 April, 2018

This workshop, held in Bengaluru (India) from 17-18 April, aims at discussing the impact of trade policy as well as specific agreements on key sectors in manufacturing and services from the perspective of the workers engaged in these sectors. Through sharing of experience and knowledge we aim to understand the full impacts of trade and investment policies and identify strategies to tackle the challenges they pose. The workshop is organised by PSI, the Forum against Free Trade Agreements, Third World Network and the Transnational Institute.

How TiSA could be used to entrench corporate rule in the Trump era

05 July 2017

A new study, co-published by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, examines the adverse impacts on public services and public interest regulation of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), quietly being negotiated in Geneva by a group of 23 governments

New Publication: Uruguay’s exit from TISA: alliances, campaigns and assessments

14 Jun 2017

PSI's new publication on how unions and civil society allies pushed the Uruguayan Government to leave TiSA negotiations serves as a useful resource for activists in other countries and regions who may hope to do the same.

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New reports warn of TiSA threat to Public Banks and SOEs

25 April 2017

Two new reports released this month by Transnational Institute (TNI) highlight the significant dangers which the Trade in Services Agreement could pose to State Owned Enterprises and Public Banks as well as examining the successful campaign in Uruguay to exit the negotiations.

Report shows corporate lobbyists dominate TiSA talks

19 December 2016

A new report by German lobby monitoring group Lobby Control has revealed the intense influence which corporate lobbyists are continuing to exert over the ongoing Trade and Services Agreement negotiations.

Stop TiSA demonstration in Geneva

06 December 2016

On 4 December 2016 about 1000 people marched through Geneva calling citizens to mobilize against the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). Public Services International and its affiliate SSP/VPOD together with approximately 20 organisations, including solidaritéS, Les Verts and ATTAC GE participated in the protest.

Affiliates of PSI Interamerica strengthen the struggle for public health and against precarious employment in the sector

18 November 2016

Regional Meeting of Public Services International (PSI) Interamerica's Health Sector took place on 8 and 9 November in São Paulo, Brazil. The meeting was considered as part of the reconstruction of the health policy of PSI at a global level.

TiSA: Trade in Services Agreement is Bad News for Workers and Communities

14 November 2016

As trade negotiators representing 50 countries meet behind closed doors to try and finalise the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) before the end of the year, the ITUC has released a new analysis of leaked information about the deal "All about TiSA: Everything you didn't know about the Trade in Services Agreement".