PSI General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli congratulates EPSU Congress on its strong messages to European institutions calling for an end to austerity measures and in looking for alternatives which will reduce inequality and create new jobs.
Rosa reminds us that quality public services are essential to re-distributing wealth and reducing the suffering of millions of people. Free trade agreements are not the tools that will create decent, sustainable new jobs. Such deals will lead to the marketization of public services and exploitation of workers, as well as reduce governments’ ability to regulate in the public interest. PSI and EPSU have worked closely together to fight free trade agreements and Rosa looks forward to an even stronger collaboration in the future on this and other trade union issues.