More than 170 former heads of states and governments and Nobel laureates called on US president Joe Biden to fully support a temporary waiver of the WTO intellectual property rules, last week. This is part of campaigns by the People’s Vaccine Alliance (PVA) for Covid-19 vaccines to be made “available to all, everywhere, free of charge”. PSI is a member of the PVA.
Un consorcio privado propone extraer agua del Río de la Plata para abastecer Montevideo. Según el secretario general de FFOSE, afiliada a la ISP, el proyecto viola la Constitución del país en varios aspectos.
Over $266 million of Canadians’ public pension fund could be used to take water and sanitation out of public control in Brazil. If successful, Canadian workers’ public pension would be funded directly by Brazilians that already suffer from fragile and unequal access to clean water and sanitation.
Public Services International and its affiliates, together with other trade union organizations, social movements and civil society organizations call on workers from all over the world to mobilize this April 7, World Health Day, to demand that governments and agencies act to guarantee universal and immediate access to immunization against Covid-19 for all.
PSI as a voice of workers in the Peoples Vaccine Alliance, and its allies call on governments across the world to endorse the call for the waiver of Covid-19 trade-related intellectual property rights in the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
PSI has sent a message the French members of EDF's Dialogue Committee on Social Responsibility (CDRS) about the ‘Projet Hercule’, reiterating continued support to the struggle of French energy trade unions to halt the unbundling and further privatisation of EDF. PSI views energy as a vital public service and strategic resource, not a for-profit commodity.
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.