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European citizens Right2Cure campaign: please sign the petition!

Published: Tuesday, 13 April 2021

All people across the world need the chance to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if we are to leave the pandemic behind us. However, the current distribution of vaccines is contributing to big differences between countries and reinforcing health inequalities. Developing nations are only getting a handful of vaccines as most are bought up by rich countries. Meanwhile, the same rich countries are blocking the waiver of intellectual property rights that would allow vaccines to be produced across the world for a very low price.

Meeting on 7-8 April, the European Public Service Union (EPSU) Executive Committee agreed to increase its efforts to secure the waiver and to join the European Citizens’ Initiative – Right2Cure. The campaign’s aims very much reflect EPSU policies including the important role of public services, public money and public control.  It calls on the European Commission and Member States to agree to the waiver and allow vaccines to be produced more widely. This will ensure that access for all and that was also EPSU’s message on Global Health Day (7 April).

Please sign the petition at:

And please spread the message.

In solidarity!