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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.

Brochure: "Your Future in Public Hands"

07 June 2013

A compilation of PSI statements and background information for use by PSI delegates at the International Labour Conference ILC

Take action for tax justice. Sign the pledge!

05 June 2013

Public Services International is at the forefront of supporting the growing global movement for tax justice.

Join with the world’s foremost labour, NGO, faith, environmental and other civil society organisations in the growing global campaign for tax justice. Please sign the pledge now to support this campaign, and send a strong message to world leaders about the united strength and commitment of our organisations in working together to achieve tax justice.

Call to PSI affiliates to join the campaign for tax justice

24 May 2013
Rosa Pavanelli and demonstrators in Geneva

While PSI members and the people they serve are being forced to take cuts in jobs and public services, multinational corporations, financiers and the obscenely rich hide their piles of money in offshore tax havens. The governments we work for are handing ever more generous tax giveaways to banks, big business and the wealthy.
It’s deeply unfair. It shifts the burden away from those who already have the most and drops it on ordinary people. Unfair taxes create poverty and inequality as they relentlessly shift wealth to the elite 1%.

Urgent! Stop George Osborne from derailing the European FTT

07 May 2013
This man has mounted a legal challenge to stop other countries introducing Robin Hood Taxes - photo of George Osborne

The UK's Chancellor George Osborne has lodged an application at the European Court of Justice to challenge the decision allowing 11 members of the European Union to press ahead with a Financial Transactions Tax.

Crisis shockwaves reverberate in European public sector

03 May 2013
ILO logo

The public sector in many European countries has been hit hard by the economic crisis, leading to big cuts in spending, jobs and wages. In this article, ILO Senior Economist, Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, analyses the impact on the public sector, of policy responses to the crisis.

Rosa Pavanelli joins thousands in FTT rally in Washington

22 April 2013
Rally against FTT in Washington with Rosa Pavanelli holding banner

Nearly 2,000 people, including PSI affiliates from across the Inter-Americas, gathered in Washington on 20 April to demand President Obama and Treasury Secretary Lew stop pursuing austerity and instead support a financial transaction tax on Wall Street, commonly referred to as a “Robin Hood Tax.

Global trade strategy meeting

16 April 2013

Public Services International had the strongest global union presence at the World Social Forum 26-30 March 2013 in Tunis, Tunisia. PSI hosted and co-sponsored numerous events on trade union rights, youth, water, women’s issues, tax justice, energy and climate change. PSI attended the Our World Is Not For Sale (OWNFS) global strategy meeting in Tunis in the days leading up to the WSF and co-facilitated the workshop on the International Services Agreement (ISA).