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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.

Russia and the World Trade Organization

31 May 2012

On 31 May 2012, an international conference “What Will Happen to Russia in the WTO: International Experience” is to be held in Moscow at 11h00-17h00pm (Moscow time), with live internet-coverage on www.wto-inform.ru, bringing together experts from China, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Greece, Canada and other countries, as well as speakers from Russia.

Unions' view on the financial crisis

21 May 2012

The bankers got us into the financial crisis. But how do we analyze the crisis from a labour point of view? This week, RadioLabour will try to give unionists the answers.

Thousands of nurses to march at G8 summit in Chicago, 18 May

07 May 2012
Nurses demonstrating at the G20 meeting in Cannes, France

Nurses from across the U.S., joined by healthcare, labor and other community activists, as well as activists from G-8 nations, will hold a large march and rally Friday, May 18 to greet the G-8 summit of world leaders in Chicago.

Global unions hold silent protests. ADB’s inaction to pro-worker calls

04 May 2012
GUFs protest at the AGM of ADB

Members of the Global Union Federations (GUFs) led a silent protest Friday at the opening of the Governors’ Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) against the financial institution’s continued inaction to their calls to protect and promote workers’ rights in all its projects.

Public Services International and the Rio+20 Summit

12 April 2012
Logo for people's summit at rio+20

The Rio+20 Summit comes amidst the climate, food and economic crises we have been experiencing in recent years.

The crisis of capitalism is forcing corporations to seek new sources of profit, and to ensure that they don't lose the ones they already have. Their lobby has been preparing for the Rio +20 summit, defining the concept of Green Economy to serve corporate purposes. It is being used as a clever cover to justify the commodification and financialisation of natural resources, which are key ingredients for their profits.

Spain: unions call for general strike over labour laws

23 March 2012
UGT and CC.OO banners

Spain's two main unions, both PSI affiliates, have called for a general strike on 29 March to protest against changes to labour laws and in defence of public services ahead of the presentation of the 2012 budget and its accompanying austerity measures.

International delegation reclaiming workers' rights in Wisconsin

06 March 2012

An international delegation of Public Services International leaders and union journalists are visiting PSI affiliates in Wisconsin, USA from 5-11 March 2012 to mark the one year anniversary of the passage of legislation stripping public service workers’ rights.