Category Archives: International Employment Rights

Labour demands answers on Truss human & workers rights ‘simplifications’

Labour’s Shadow International Trade Secretary, Emily Thornberry MP, responding to the Government’s consultation paper on a new system of trade preferences for developing countries, said: “A maximum of 19 countries will see a reduction in tariffs as a result of … Continue reading

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UK – Australia Trade Deal: ACTU – TUC Statement

The UK and Australian Government are set to announce an in-principle agreement at the G7 summit this weekend on the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement that has been negotiated in secret for almost a year. Workers have been kept in the … Continue reading

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Katherine Tai Outlines US “Worker-Centered Trade Policy”

On June 10th The United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai participated in an AFL-CIO ‘town hall’ to lay out her vision for a worker-centered trade policy that supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s Build Back Better agenda.  In her remarks, Ambassador Tai … Continue reading

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US & Mexican unions launch first company complaint under trade deal

Trade unions in the US and Mexico filed the first complaint under the ‘rapid response mechanism’ in the US, Mexico, Canada trade deal which allows companies abusing labour rights in those countries to face penalties. The complaint is against Tridonex … Continue reading

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