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  Public services - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Public services is a term usually used to mean services provided by government to its citizens, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing private provision of services.
Public services tend to be those considered so essential to modern life that for moral reasons their universal provision should be guaranteed, and they may be associated with fundamental human rights (such as the right to water).
A public service may sometimes have the characteristics of a public good (being non-rivalrous and non-excludable), but most are merit goods, that is, services which may (according to prevailing social norms) be under-provided by the market.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_services   (543 words)

  
 AFT - AFT Public Employees - Public Services International
Public service unions like the AFT Public Employees frequently play an active role in the political process concerning public services – seeking to improve their members’ working conditions by influencing their employers and seeking to improve public services by giving voice to their members’ knowledge and experience.
Public services are becoming an increasingly important part of the world economy.
The AFT is affiliated with Public Services International (PSI), a global federation of unions representing 20 million workers involved in the delivery of public services in 150 countries around the world.
www.aft.org /pubemps/psi.htm   (207 words)

  
 Public Services International (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Public Services International (PSI) is a global union federation of public sector trade union s.
PSI is an officially recognized non-government organization for the public sector within the International Labour Organization, and has consultative status with the United Nations ' ECOSOC and observer status with other UN bodies such as the UNCTAD and UNESCO.
As part of its ''Quality Public Services'' campaign, PSI is developing proposals for a General Agreement on Public Services, intended as a balance for the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which it sees as endangering public services.
www.seattleluxury.com.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/entry/public_services_international   (267 words)

  
 Consumers International - Bridging the GAPS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Consumers International is a partner in a coalition working to develop a new international Agreement on Public Services (GAPS), to improve public services worldwide, especially for the poorest and most marginalised people.
Above all, GAPS will promote universal service provision and the minimum level of service to which all people are entitled, so that they can enjoy their basic rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international statues.
Consumers International is a partner in coalition of civil society organisations, aiming to promote quality public services based on rights, and to underpin national and local democratic accountability with international standards.
www.consumersinternational.org /Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=94123&int1stParentNodeID=89648&int2ndParentNodeID=89663   (857 words)

  
 Water in Public Hands - Global Policy Forum - Social and Economic Policy
Public sector water undertakings are more likely to respect their employees and their trade unions, and to develop policies on the basis of partnership rather than conflict.
Unlike private companies, public authorities are not obliged to maximise profits or distribute them, so they can decide as a matter of policy that their water undertakings should pay no dividends, so that surpluses can only be reinvested into the water system itself, and not used for example to reduce taxes for other services.
The IDSB is an international financial institution established in pursuance of the Declaration of Intent issued by the Conference of Finance Ministers of Muslim Countries held in Jeddah in Dhul Q'adah 1393H, corresponding to December 1973.
www.globalpolicy.org /socecon/tncs/2002/WaterPriv06.htm   (11214 words)

  
 Public Citizen | Energy Program | Energy Program - Resources and Links
Municipal Services Project is a multi-year research, policy and educational initiative examining the restructuring of municipal services in Southern Africa.
Public Services International is the international trade union federation for Public Services emplyees.
Public Services International Research Unit researches privatization and restructuring of public services around the world, with special focus on water, energy, waste management, and healthcare.
www.citizen.org /cmep/Water/general/articles.cfm?ID=8608   (391 words)

  
 South Bulletin 15 - Trading Health Care Away? - GATS, Public Services & Privatisation
Several developing countries are arguing that they should not liberalise their service sectors further, but that the developed countries should reduce their subsidies and open up areas such as textiles and agriculture in which developing countries often have a comparative advantage.
Public sector unions are calling for public services to be modernised and improved, but based on principles of democratic account-ability, effective delivery, adequate funding, equality of access and fairness and partnership at work.
Public institutions and public funding often carry out and support much of the basic research and product development needed before pharmaceutical drugs are brought to market, but this input is rarely recognised in the awarding of patents.
www.southcentre.org /info/southbulletin/bulletin15/southbulletin15-03.htm   (2977 words)

  
 International public relations - Chelgate Limited public relations - specialists in internation markets, worldwide ...
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www.chelgate.com /romania/services/internationalpr_en.htm   (282 words)

  
 WTO, CAFTA and the Assault on Public Services
A service is anything you can't drop on your foot: the work of lawyers, accountants, doctors, nurses, teachers, child care and elder care employees, librarians, architects, and other professionals are services.
This vital service must be expanded and administered solely by the public sector in our country in the interests of the people...and not as a commodity to be sold for profit.
Major multinational service corporations are eager to expand their opportunities for profit, and in fact companies such as American Express and Enron have aggressively lobbied trade negotiators to speed up the "liberalization" of services.
www.globalexchange.org /campaigns/wto/Services.html   (3086 words)

  
 Public Services Peace International -development of Peace,peaceful coexistance,human rights mankind, freedom,integrity ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The emergence of "Public Services Peace International " (PSPI), an International organization particularly declares the establishment of good faith for the development of Peace, peaceful coexistance, integrity and solidarity among the International Community.
The PSPI anticipates, that the progress made towards the international growth order to be transformed to achieve the goal of peace and peaceful coexistance by welcoming the 100% membership of all Govt./Public officials to unite and devote their leisure hours to the above cause.
Hence the PSPI declares and insists on the security of individuals and cooperation efforts at the national and international level, is to be strengthened further.
www.webindia.com /pspi   (452 words)

  
 NGO views on water financing become more realistic - IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A recent paper commissioned by Public Services International (PSI) for the World Social Forum Delhi/Mumbai January 2004 by David Hall, of PSI's research unit, University of Greenwich, shows that the NGO lobby now has a more realistic view on water financing than they had during the Third World Water Forum in March 2003.
unions, community groups, public utility managers and politicians must be much more aggressive in demanding that financing of new infrastructure do not equate with privatisation and commercialisation of public services.
Public water services can be made affordable for the poor through a combination of taxation, charges, efficient collection methods, and cross-subsidy.
www.irc.nl /page/8476   (500 words)

  
 Public Services International (PSI), the global trade union federation, began its 11th Asia Pacific Regional ...
Public Services International (PSI), the global trade union federation, began its 11th Asia Pacific Regional Conference, 2006, in Chennai on Wednesday.
The impact of General Agreement on Trade in Services in these public services and how it may lead to a "non-transparent and non-accountable" regime is also being discussed at the two-day meet, Lakshmi Vaidyanathan, PSI sub regional secretary of the Asia Pacific region said.
Quality service for all, trade union rights for all public service workers, public alternatives to privatisation of services, a united trade union movement, poverty reduction and debt relief and social justice in workplace are some of PSI goals, Vaidyanathan said.
stories.indobase.com /article_11813.shtml   (651 words)

  
 AFT - Hot Topics - International Affairs Department - Affiliations
EI’s programs seek to promote professional and industrial rights of teachers and education personnel; support democracy and social justice through the development of quality public education for all; develop participatory and leadership roles for women in education and society; and safeguard the human rights of indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, migrants and children.
Public Services International (PSI) is a global union federation of more than 600 trade unions, representing more than 20 million workers in 160 countries.
PSI and its affiliates are committed to building quality public services that meet the needs of workers and communities.
www.aft.org /topics/international/affiliates.htm   (268 words)

  
 ABBOTT International Consultancy Services - Public Sector   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Successful service delivery is built upon sound market research and a clear understanding of customer needs.
The increasing demand for effective government and reductions in the burden of the public sector has lead to a fundamental re-appraisal of public service and its delivery.
The management of public finance is an area of management which causes most heartache and difficulty, not least because cashflow management is both a skill and an art form.
www.abbottinternational.net /public/index.htm   (380 words)

  
 PSI | QPS Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
History shows that quality public services are essential in building strong economies and inclusive societies.
Unions around the world are campaigning to promote government investment in quality public services through adequate financing, improved accountability, better jobs and accessible, affordable and relevant services.
General Agreement on Public Services, for without governments and international organisations making a strong commitment to quality public services there is no chance of building a better, fairer world.
www.world-psi.org /Content/NavigationMenu/English/Quality_Public_Services1/QPS_Campaign_Page.htm   (340 words)

  
 Services - LL Dir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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Public services international research organization researches the privatisation and restructuring of public services around the world.
Public Services International is the global confederation of public service trade unions.
www.lovelandia.com /dir/Services   (744 words)

  
 update 19 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
PSI is an international trade secretariat and non-governmental organization representing 20 million public sector employees.
The delegates approved a resolution stating that public services are "an essential and productive force for the achievement of broad social policy goalsÂ…quality public services, delivered by quality workers under quality conditions are critical in creating decent societies."
At the national and local levels, public service employees play a vital role as advocates for public services.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/ficsa_secretariat_geneva/upd2219.htm   (305 words)

  
 Global Public Goods - Social and Economic Policy - Global Policy Forum
A report from the Center for Public Integrity reveals that in the last twelve years, transnational corporations have extended their grasp on the world’s water utilities fivefold, raking in profits upwards of $5 trillion.
She argues that since different people prefer one global public good to another, it is important to ensure that the top priorities of different population groups are being considered “equitably”.
The International Task Force on Global Public Goods seeks to assess and prioritize international public goods, global and regional, and make recommendations to policy makers and other stakeholders on how to improve and expand their provision.
www.globalpolicy.org /socecon/gpg/index.htm   (3554 words)

  
 Public Services at Berkshire College of Agriculture BCA
It describes the legal framework in which the public services work, the constraints upon them and the legal powers which they are granted.
You will identify and understand the range of qualities required for successful leadership within the public services, learning to develop and practise the skills needed in the context of public service work.
International events increasingly impact upon life in this country and often directly affect how the public services conduct their operations.
www.bca.ac.uk /courses/publicservices/ndublicservices.htm   (393 words)

  
 PSI | Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On the occasion of 10 December 2006, International Human Rights Day, PSI is calling on affiliate organisations and the human rights community to strengthen cooperation on trade union rights, in particular ILO Conventions 87 and 98 on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining.
PSI is calling on its affiliates to mark the 10th December, International Human Rights Day and the 18th December, International Migrant Workers Day by joining the PSI's campaign for migrant workers’ rights.
On International Day of Disabled Persons on 3 December, PSI encourages its affiliates to join forces and lobby their Government to sign and ratify the new UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is to be formally adopted in December.
www.world-psi.org   (415 words)

  
 ASU National Net - "Quality Public Services" for all Australians
Publicise the use of "Quality Public Services" through news stories at local workplaces, in Union publications and on the ASU websites.
Opposition to Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) where they are not in the public's best interest or are seen as a means of attacking ASU members and their families' standards of living.
ASU campaigns on Quality Public Services link across a range of industries and regular news items reported in the ASU sectors and industries show that we are serious about campaigning for Quality Public Services.
www.asu.asn.au /campaigns/qualitypublicservices.html   (812 words)

  
 Water Privatisation, Corruption and Exploitation
New research from the PSI's Research Unit, based at the University of Greenwich in London reveals that the water multinationals privatising water in the developing world are dogged by corruption, close to financial collapse and have long track records of exploiting the poor.
The research found that the economic function of a bribe is to provide a financial inducement for an official/politician/public authority to act in the interests of the company rather than the public interest which he/she/it is supposed to represent.
The multinational corporations' interest in water and sanitation services is defined purely by their shareholders interest, their return on capital and the risks involved.
www.indiaresource.org /issues/water/2003/waterprivatizationpsi.html   (1463 words)

  
 Public Services International prepares for 2002 World Congress
Ottawa - The National Union is a Canadian affiliate of Public Services International, which is an international trade union federation representing public sector workers in more than 500 trade unions in over 140 countries.
Twenty million women and men in a variety of public service jobs are members of PSI.
The venue is the Ottawa Congress Centre, which is an excellent facility with the latest in technology and services required for such an event.
www.nupge.ca /news_2001/news_fe01/n21fe01c.htm   (199 words)

  
 EU GATS
The documents, being made public today by the Polaris Institute of Canada, are available at http://www.polarisinstitute.org They reveal that the EC has requested that the United States adopt favorable trade rules to help open its federal postal system and municipal water/sewer systems to competition by European corporations.
The Alliance calls on USTR to make public all its requests to other countries immediately and to make its offers public as soon as they are made." To date only unsatisfactory general summaries of the requests have been released.
GATS locks in commitments made to open up specific services to foreign competition, so once the U.S. commits to including water/sewer services or the USPS, they will not be able to back out.
www.thealliancefordemocracy.org /html/eng/2016-AA.shtml   (612 words)

  
 American Red Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
International Services initiatives focus on primary health care, emergency response and preparedness, restoring family links, and the dissemination of international humanitarian law.
Restoring family links — In collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross and 181 national societies, the American Red Cross works to locate loved ones who are missing due to war, natural disaster, or civil unrest and sends Red Cross messages between separated family members.
Dissemination of International Humanitarian Law — The American Red Cross educates the American public about the guiding principles of international humanitarian law, as set forth by the Geneva Conventions of 1949.
www.redcross.org /services/intl/0,1082,0_323_,00.html   (472 words)

  
 Public Services | SEIU.org
Vastly improving mental health services and helping people with serious mental illnesses avoid homelessness, jail, or hospitalization.
These are among five examples of successful recent partnerships between public service employees who are members of SEIU and their neighbors in local communities.
Public service employees in cities, counties, and school districts are joining together to improve their jobs and the services they provide.
seiu.org /public   (175 words)

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