Moderna Inc. announced its Covid-19 vaccine barely a week after Pfizer and BioNTech’s announcement. In a manner reminiscent of the Cold War rivalry, Russia also announced its Sputnik V vaccine on the same day. These are welcome developments which provide a light in the tunnel of the pandemic, but everybody across the world must have access to the Covid-19 vaccines.
Pfizer and BioNTech announced the success of their vaccine candidate against Covid-19 in a first interim analysis from their phase 3 study in the second week of November. PSI calls for the waiver of intellectual property rights as put forward to the WTO by the governments of South Africa and India.
Over 100 organizations stand behind UN Special Rapporteur denouncing private water industry interference
Corporate lobby group Aquafed’s attempt to undermine Léo Heller’s analysis of the human rights risks of water privatisation is just another example of the need for concerted action against the corporate takeover of our public institutions
Ahead of the webinar on privatisation and public services, present and former UN Special Rapporteurs publish an op-ed in The Guardian saying that "global markets have failed to provide people with basic needs like housing and water'
PSI has produced a new paper on the fundamental role strong public and housing services have in halting global pandemics and protecting public health. These services must be fully reclaimed and restored as a critical part of the toolkit governments at all levels have to secure social security and public health for all.
More than 500 organisations and academics from 87 countries, including PSI, have issued a statement today calling on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to stop promoting austerity and instead support policies that advance gender justice, reduce inequality, and put people and planet first.
La ANEF, CONFUSAM y FENPRUSS emitieron comunicados de repudio a la violencia ejercida por Fuerzas Especiales de Carabineros que arrojaron un joven manifestante de 16 años al río Mapocho, en la capital Santiago, el último viernes 2 de octubre.
The health workers union in Liberia, NAHWUL, has called for a 2-week strike further to the government’s refusal to honour the agreement it had signed with union and its call for hazard pay and protective equipment. The government has responded with threats of arrests and dismissals of the striking workers. PSI fully supports its affiliate's strike actions.
Global Day of Climate Action: PSI calls for publicly-owned renewable energy across the Asia- Pacific
On September 25, 2020, Public Services International stands in solidarity with young people across the Asia Pacific going on strike to demand climate action. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the consequences of four decades of neoliberalism where the growth of profits has been prioritised ahead of public health, decent work, human rights or a healthy environment.
The article "The Other Virus: Tax Fraud - Strengthening Social Protection in Latin America" analyzes how the tax structures in Latin America privilege the rich and big companies, thus forcing the working class to pay more taxes than the richest 1% of the population. it is the fourth and last of a series of articles by Public Services International (PSI) in association with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.