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Ottawa, 4 September 2002

A global campaign for quality public services was launched today.

Public Services International (PSI), the global union federation that represents 20 million members in 146 countries will develop the campaign during the next five years.

PSI World President, William Lucy, launched the campaign at the organizations 5-yearly world Congress in Ottawa today.

The struggle for Quality Public Services is a struggle for life itself, Mr Lucy said.

Only the public sector has the capacity to deliver public goods and services to everyone regardless of their income and status, he said.

The global campaign has 4 key objectives:

To ensure that public services are adequately funded and resourced

To develop the ability of public services to meet social objectives particularly the eradication of poverty and the empowerment of people

To ensure that public services meet high standards of ethical behaviour

To ensure that its workers have full rights and decent working conditions

The campaign will be developed with PSIs 600 affiliated organizations around the world.

The Director-General of the UNs International Labour Organization, Juan Somavia, gave the full support of his organization to the campaign at the Congress.

For further information contact Dain Bolwell in Ottawa -
tel 613-791-2623