New trade agreement could cause further climate damage

Public Services International (PSI) comments on the newly released TiSA text that limits state control over natural resources. As Heads of State prepare to negotiate an international accord in Paris against global warming, their trade negotiators are meeting in Geneva to secretly forge a new free trade agreement that could expand fossil fuels’ exploitation and […]

Forum on privatisation

Public Services International Oceania will be holding a forum for public sector unions and their allies on ‘Privatisation: Alternatives in the Public’s Interest’ at NSWNMA next Thursday 21 July from 9am-4pm, featuring national and international speakers. Download the flyer: PSI Oceania Privatisation Forum flyer Download the program: Privatisation Forum Program For more info call Michael Whaites on […]

Latest TISA leak signals new threat to health services

Fresh concerns have been raised by the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) over threats to the provision of health services in Australia as part of a trade deal being negotiated in secret by the Federal Government. According to a discussion paper leaked by Associated Whistle-Blowing Press, negotiators of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) […]

G20: Public health systems more efficient than private – PSI study

The research Financing healthcare: False Profits and the Public Good by Jane Lethbridge of Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), University of Greenwich, was released on Thursday 13 November at the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) forum When profits come first – The true impacts of health privatisation. “After almost 30 years of privatisation in the healthcare sector the […]

Public sector workers battling against the odds

World Public Services Day is being commemorated around the globe to highlight the invaluable contribution public sector workers make to the community.  Nurses, midwives, teachers, police officers, firefighters and thousands of other public servants are proudly standing shoulder to shoulder, recognised for their dedication in delivering quality services. Unnecessary cuts to public services in NSW […]

Fears secret trade negotiations threaten public health services

The New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has joined a global campaign opposed to a sweeping trade deal which could threaten the provision of public services and open the door to full privatisation. Rallies have been staged in number of countries today to protest against secret negotiations resuming in Geneva, Switzerland, on the […]

TISA versus public services

Download the Public Services International (PSI) report on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)  and the corporate agenda: TISA versus Public Services research paper.

Public Services International marks International Women’s Day

Public Services International (PSI) joins its members around the world in celebrating women and their achievements on March 8. PSI promotes the work of women trade unionists and stands united with all of our sisters who deliver vital public services. On the eve of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which will […]

24/7 Care to People – Health and Social Services

  This session at the recent PSI APRECON held in Sydney, brought together speakers from across the Asia Pacific – Japan, Korea, Fiji & Australia – to discuss from the perspective of each delegate the situation in their own countries in relation to Violence in the Workplace. Each presentation was delivered with passion anad commitment […]

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