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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

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Strong public and social housing services: a key asset in halting global pandemics

As public authorities seek to provide lockdown and safety measures to beat Covid-19, and are forced to rethink and adapt their policies, public and social housing clearly emerge as an essential part of the solution to beating pandemics and protecting public health. Read here PSI’s new paper “Strong public and social housing services: a key asset in halting global pandemics.”

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Poster - Safe Workers Save Lives

Coronavirus is a deadly threat to frontline public service workers - in particular, our members in the health sector. We rely on them to save countless lives - but for them to be able to do their job, governments across the world must take stronger action now. At this moment, health workers represent about 12% of the infected population globally, and the death toll is unbearable. Illustration by Zoran Svilar

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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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"I am not a hero"

Antonio Capodieci, an Italian emergency room nurse who works at the hospital Maggiore di Bologna, has just released a video in which he shows the raw reality of his nurse colleagues who have been fighting the coronavirus in the hospital aisles for the last few months