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World Water Day 2015: Right2water and workers in the spotlights

On the occasion of World Water Day (22 March) many events took place and many statements have been made. This year World Water Day was marked by recognition and appreciation of the important work that people in the water sector do to provide all citizens with clean drinking water 24/7. In the Netherlands FNV participated in a campaign “THANK YOU for tap water!” that launched a nice video clip. The Global Water Operators Alliance made a statement that pays tribute to the workers. PSI (...)

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EU-US statement on public services

In the right direction but where is the text excluding public services from TTIP and TISA? (24 March 2015) EPSU notes the EU - US joint statement on public services agreed on 20 March as a step towards securing necessary protection for these services in trade agreements. The statement recognises that defining the balance between public and private services is up to the discretion of each government and that trade agreements should not impede governments to adopt or maintain regulations to (...)

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EPSU supports National Gallery strike against privatisation

(24 March 2015) EPSU sends solidarity greetings to the members of the PCS trade union at the National Gallery in London who are taking their third period of strike action from 24 March. EPSU has already written to Mark Getty, chair of the trustees of National Gallery to raise concerns about the plans to outsource services, affecting 400 of the 600 staff. EPSU would support the earlier assessment of the trustees that privatisation would not be in the best interests of the National Gallery (...)

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Social investment, real social dialogue and public services out of TTIP addressed at Tripartite Social Summit

(20 March 2015) With more than 24 million unemployed, with high youth unemployment , with growing poverty and wealth inequality in Europe, we are not out of the economic crisis, was the message of the ETUC delegation to the Tripartite Social Summit. Therefore more public investment is needed and including in social infrastructure and public services. This will stimulate growth. We want environmentally sustainable growth and decent jobs. The Juncker plan while a step in the right direction (...)

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EPSU condemns terrorist attack in Bardo Museum, Tunis

(Brussels, 20 March 2015) We sent a message of sympathy and solidarity to the public service unions and the confederation UGTT following the terrorist attack in Tunesia in which 23 people were killed and many more injured. Our thoughts are with the victims, their family, friends and colleagues. And also with our Tunesian brothers and sisters which have courageously stood up for democracy and social justice during the Arab Spring and after. This brutal act of killing negates all we are (...)

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