The Private Sector and its role in Development - A trade union perspective

Trade unions have developed a position paper on the Private Sector in Development.

Trade unions are concerned that businesses might use the avenue of development cooperation to push for privatisation of basic services. Trade unions believe in the pivotal role of quality public services for development.

Talks of Public Private Partnerships for Development could hide another reality: Using public money for private benefits, regardless of political, social and environmental consequences...

In his paper, Pierre Habbard (TUAC) also stresses the need to fight tax evasion and tax avoidance as they hinder the state’s potential to raise people’s living standards.