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CUPE National President Paul Moist raised the roof at the Public Services International World Congress today. “This congress will make decisions that will guide us for the next five years. We are experiencing a massive attack on public services and public sector workers.”

“We need unity with public sector workers worldwide and unity with private sector workers and importantly, unity with those workers who do not have a union so we can extend workers’ rights around the world.”

“We must state from Durban what we stand for. We stand for food, shelter and jobs for all. We stand for the right to public water and public education. We will fight for a citizens’ agenda. We are public sector workers and we are proud of the work we do. We will build a better world.”

Public Services International (PSI) brings together more than 20 million workers, represented by 650 unions in 148 countries and territories.

The PSI Congress is held every five years, and offers an opportunity for trade unionist to discuss global plans to address issues of human rights, social justice and universal access to quality public services.

Follow CUPE at the congress on Twitter: @CUPEsolidarity

Hashtag: #PSICongress2012

Follow Paul Moist on Twitter: @CUPENatPres