COVID reminds us that we are all connected. And that the great challenges of our time can only be met with collective action. That the strength of our resilience to cope with crises and create a better world depends on having access to life’s essentials.
Public services and trade unions are two core pillars of the required collective response. But what is to be done?
How do unionists reimagine public services and build the power needed to make them a reality?
What are the principles on which we must base these services in a modern economy to ensure everyone has access to life’s essentials - as a human right and not a concession or a privilege? How do we provide the secure foundations that enable each one of us to survive, participate in society and flourish?
And most importantly how do we build the power and commitment needed to make them a reality?
Join Public Services International (PSI) to discuss these questions at the launch of its latest publication, Universal Quality Public Services, a union policy briefing that offers a vision and road map for UQPS, produced thanks to the partnership of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
Tuesday 15th June
15:00 – 16:15 CET Time (PARIS)
Anna Coote, New Economics Foundation, Author of UQPS: A policy Brief for Trade Unions
Followed by a panel discussion:
Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Carolina Espinoza, Health Worker and Union leader CONFUSAM, Chile
Joseph Ajaero, General Secretary, Nigeria Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and Deputy President, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC)
Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, Executive Director of the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and former UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
Interpretation available in Spanish and French
This event and the UQPS report we are launching are made possible through our partnership with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.