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CUPE lauds decisive win for public health care in BC Supreme Court decision

CUPE is applauding the BC Supreme Court’s decision to protect Canada's universal public health care system in a ruling released today on the Cambie v. British Columbia case. The case was brought by Dr. Brian Day, CEO of Cambie Surgeries Corporation, who is seeking to overturn the ban on for-profit health care and bring a US-style medical system into Canada.

Source: Canadian Union of Public Employees

Electricity trade unions oppose omnibus bill revisions over privatization concerns

Major electricity industry trade unions are considering public protests and strikes to opposite revisions to the 2009 Electrification Law in the controversial omnibus bill on job creation, mainly over concerns that the country’s electricity supply chain will be privatized.

Source: The Jakarta Post

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Re-empowering Public Services in a time of COVID-19

Extract from the civil society report Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2020. Frontline public service workers continue to receive praise and support for their vital role in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Yet these underfunded public services and brutal working conditions are not inevitable. They are the result of decades of the neo-liberal ideology choices : deliberate erosion of our public services through budget cuts, privatization and understaffing.

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Pandemia y neoliberalismo: la factura ha llegado

Este vídeo, producido por la Internacional de Servicios Públicos (ISP) en asociación con Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil, y apoyado por la Fundación Friedrich Ebert (FES), presenta los discursos e intereses que han apoyado el agotamiento de la financiación de la salud en la América Latina durante las últimas décadas y cómo las políticas neoliberales, especialmente las medidas de austeridad fiscal, perjudican la lucha contra la pandemia.

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ANEF critica presupuesto base cero por ser una iniciativa antiderechos

Este 10 de junio, la Agrupación Nacional de Empleadxs Fiscales de Chile (ANEF) inició una campaña en contra del presupuesto base cero del gobierno, por considerar que la iniciativa es neoliberal y profundiza el mercado, jibariza el Estado, y deja aún con menos derechos sociales a los chilenos y chilenas para enfrentar la inminente crisis económica, política y social.