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October 7, 2016

"The government should be addressing the impact income inequality is having on peoples' lives," said Brown, "instead of supporting plans that will eliminate jobs, reduce our ability to regulate industries, and put the common good of our country at risk." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

March 19, 2015

“We have a World Bank, a World Health Organisation and even an international body to regulate football — but, in the face of massive corporate tax scandals, we don’t have a global tax body. In whose interest is this?” — Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary of the Public Services International

March 12, 2015

Responding to widespread anger about corporate tax avoidance, a new non-partisan body — the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) — has been established.

February 5, 2015

“Health is a human right and is not for sale or for trade. The health system exists to keep our families safe and healthy, not to ensure the profits of large corporations.” — Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary, Public Services International.

December 18, 2014

In many countries, skilled health and social care workers feel they must leave their families behind and work abroad to earn a decent income. They often face exploitation and discrimination. And their departure weakens health and social services in their home community.

December 10, 2014

Climate change solutions must place the public good over private profits. 

September 18, 2014

These corporate driven trade deals are dangerous for public services, and protect multinational companies from government control. When the public learns what they are really about, they will not accept them." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer

May 28, 2014

The Route of Shame takes place during the 103rd International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva. A major focus of the annual ILC is to determine whether countries are upholding their obligations to respect the rights of workers and their trade unions under International Labour Organization conventions.