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Japan Enacts a Revised Water Supply Act to all for-profit PPPs

Despite the mounting evidence of the problems of public-private partnerships (PPPs), private concessions, or other forms of turning public water utilities into profit machines for private corporations, the pro-market national government of Japan snuck in a legislative provision to do just that. PSI supports Jichiro, Zensuido and allies opposing water privatisation bill in Japan.

JICHIRO supports Myanmar public sector unions sharing its experience of the privatization of municipal public services

As a result of the still ongoing transition in Myanmar, the Government of National League for Democracy (NLD) is planning to liberalize services and privatize state-owned enterprises and public transport. The ALL-Japan Prefectural and Municipal Workers Union (JICHIRO), affiliated to PSI, has been supporting the democratic transition process in Myanmar by carrying out capacity building activities and sharing experience and impact analysis of the privatization of municipal public services in Japan with Burmese trade unions especially in the public service sector.

Source: www.world-psi.org