A call for urgent action to support doctors and nurses on the frontlines of the Coronavirus pandemic. Sign on to the letter
The Teamsters are calling on Bill Gates to use his power to protect sanitation workers and their families with clear policies, adequate PPE and guaranteed quarantine pay. Watch their video and sign the petition.
PSI has joined Civil Society and activists from around the world, signing on to this call to action to promote progressive, domestic financing for public education in the fall-out of the Covid Pandemic. Sign on via the information below
PSI is calling on trade unions and civil society to sign on to our Manifesto and to mobilise in the demand for the recognition of Education support personnel who have long served, long fought, and have earned the right to be central to the new vision of what schooling will be in a post-pandemic world.
On International Nurses Day, millions of nurses around the world will be calling on governments to make genuine gestures of solidarity and commit to universal public health once and for all
Sixteen-year old Greta Thunberg from Sweden is inspiring a global movement for collective action on climate change. On March 15, 2019, a Global Climate Strike will see hundreds of thousands of young people in cities around the world join the movement.
PSI affiliates in the Caribbean sub-region have committed to developing both a national, sub-regional and global response on debt sustainability focusing on capacity building, advocacy and coalition-building to audit sovereign debt; propose alternative solutions to re-structure debt in combination with progressive tax reforms and economic development plans.
Among different type of private actors involved in education, commercial schools raise specific challenges. Commercial schools have been defined as schools “whose one of the main objectives (though not necessarily unique) is to develop commercial activities out of education services and to defend their own interest to the detriment of the general interest. They consider education as a tradable good, which involves in particular that they intend to extend their activities and model by entering in competition with other education establishments, to increase their turnover, and to increase their profit.” The following page is meant as a monitoring resource page to critically reflect on the development of this type of schools against human rights standards.
Public Services International, EURODAD and other CSO partners jointly urge all those concerned with justice, equality, sustainability and human rights to resist the encroachment of PPPs and to push instead for high-quality, publicly-funded, democratically-controlled, accountable public services. The well-being of our communities and societies depends on it!
Governments must ensure that they act in the best interest of their communities by providing quality public services. The provision of essential services should be their highest priority. Privatisation should only be considered if it has been demonstrated to be in the best interest of communities and the best use of taxpayer funding.