Tax Justice! Ireland's Role in the International Context
A seminar about Ireland's place in the international tax system was held in Dublin to round off EPSU and War on Want's three year tax justice training project.
This seminar in Dublin hosted by EPSU affiliate CPSU in December 2015 closes the three year training project on tax justice in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa in cooperation with War on Want, PCS, and ST.
The work does not stop here. The project has not only helped raise awareness on the scale of corporate tax avoidance and the impact on public services both in Europe and sub-Saharan countries such as Zambia or Ghana, it has also strengthened the need for long term policy solutions including public country-by-country reporting by all multinationals so that governments and civil society can know the true extent of company profits.
It is hoped that the on-going engagement of trade unionists in tax policy debates will continue and the training material that has been provided for trainers in particular will continue to educate union members and others.
This will enable trade union members to put pressure on policy makers to ensure the right measures are put in place to avoid tax avoidance and evasion.
You can dowload a full report of this event, with a selection of speeches from the seminar and articles about the Irish and international tax systems, above.