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Ground-breaking initiative to promote responsible public procurement

Since the end of 2016, local government officers and members of the CFDT Interco 33 trade union branch at the Bordeaux Metropolitan Region Local Authority [1] have been working on a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the social and environmental impact of public procurement with the aim of promoting sustainability and contributing directly to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Source: PSI

Notre meilleur moyen de défense : S'opposer à la privatisation à la table de négociations

Le présent guide donne un aperçu des questions liées à la privatisation, à la sous-traitance et au rapatriement des services à l’interne auxquelles les membres du SCFP sont confrontés. Il contient aussi des exemples de libellé provenant de diverses conventions collectives qui seront utiles pour les comités de négociation, les conseils de négociation et les conseillers syndicaux. La privatisation des emplois et des services a des conséquences négatives sur les membres du syndicat et leur communauté. En effet, le niveau de vie des travailleurs diminue et de bons emplois disparaissent. Notre meilleur moyen de défense contre la privatisation est la convention collective que nous négocions.

Source: Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique

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Democratising Knowledge: a report on the scholarly publisher, Elsevier

Democratising Knowledge: a report on the scholarly publisher, Elsevier, aims to provide the foundations for a critical study into Elsevier’s business model and practices. The study also aims at contributing to developing policy objectives relating to open public access to research and educational materials, academic freedom, researcher autonomy, and the scholarly communication system. This research will form a key part of Education International’s Global Response campaign on the commercialisation and marketisation in and of education aimed specifically at the further and higher education and research sector.

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History RePPPeated - How public private partnerships are failing

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly being promoted as the solution to the shortfall in financing needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Economic infrastructure, such as railways, roads, airports and ports, but also key services such as health, education, water and electricity are being delivered through PPPs in both the global north and south. This report gives an in-depth, evidence-based analysis of the impact of 10 PPP projects that have taken place across four continents, in both developed and developing countries. These case studies build on research conducted by civil society experts in recent years and have been written by the people who often work with and around the communities affected by these projects.

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Victory for public healthcare

Public service unions have won the battle to keep five New South Wales hospitals from being privatized thanks to the tireless efforts of the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association, Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation of NSW, the Health Services Union NSW and local residents of Shellharbour, Maitland, Bowral, Wyong & Goulburn. The Power of the people kept NSW In A Healthy State!

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