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The health service in England is in huge financial difficulties

Concern mounts that northeast Wales patients will suffer if Chester hospital shuts under a planned reorganisation of health services. “Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru's North Wales AM, said: ‘The health service in England is in huge financial difficulties, with the Mersey and Cheshire NHS facing a £1bn deficit amid growing privatisation and cuts. Partly because of that, a super-hospital at Ellesmere Port has been mooted that would lead to the closure of hospitals such as the Countess of Chester and Arrowe Park. My constituents use both and I am deeply concerned by any plans that would take services further away from our communities.”

Cleaners in public buildings in Geneva want to return to the public sector

Several years ago, the Geneva office in charge of public buildings in the Canton took the decision to contract out the cleaning work in the buildings to private companies. This has resulted in a huge loss for the workers, and they are campaigning for the cleaning to return to the public sector. PSI affiliate in Switzerland, SSP, has sent a petition with more than 2,500 signatures to the Grand Council of Geneva, asking them to reintegrate the cleaning staff into the public service. They have published a video comparing the working conditions faced by cleaning staff in the public and private sectors.

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Sounding the alarm on dangerous public-private partnerships (PPP’s).

Public Services International, EURODAD and other CSO partners jointly urge all those concerned with justice, equality, sustainability and human rights to resist the encroachment of PPPs and to push instead for high-quality, publicly-funded, democratically-controlled, accountable public services. The well-being of our communities and societies depends on it!

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