Category Archives: New Generation Of Trade Agreements

Steelworkers Statement On South Korea Trade Deal And Union Busting

The United Steelworkers released the following statement in January 4th as the United States and South Korea prepare to meet to discuss the renegotiation of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). “The United Steelworkers condemns the recent anti-worker actions by the South Korean government … Continue reading

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Mexico sees EU trade deal done by end of December

Mexico and the European Union are working to wrap up negotiations on a new version of their 17-year-old trade deal by the end of the month, the Mexican economy ministry has said. The two sides have been in talks on … Continue reading

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ISDS Court Deals Blow To Argentinian Airline Nationalisation

The Campaign For Trade Union Freedom has long warned of the Investor State Dispute Settlement clauses in the new generation of trade deals including trade deals under negotiation. Now one of the most astonishing rulings made by a secret ISDS … Continue reading

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CTUF At Tolpuddle

The CTUF Fringe Meeting held at Tolpuddle attracted a full house with speakers reporting that festival goers spilled outside of the marquee for the duration of the fringe. Speakers this year included Professor Keith Ewing who is the President of … Continue reading

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CSEU Debates Trade & ISDS Courts

Adrian Weir spoke at the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions Conference in Southport this week on the key issue of Free Trade Agreements andInvestor State Dispute Settlement The election of President Trump has meant that TTIP has gone in … Continue reading

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Greenpeace Leaks Secret EU – JEFTA Trade Deal Info

From Greenpeace media release. Thanks to Ben Davis at United Steelworkers. Greenpeace Netherlands has released 205 pages of previously undisclosed chapters from secret talks for an EU-Japan trade agreement (known as JEFTA). Greater public access to JEFTA negotiating documents is … Continue reading

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Wilbur Ross Breaths Life Into TTIP

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has told US media that the US – EU trade deal TTIP could be revived. Ross said that whilst the US withdrew from the USA – Pacific Rim deal known as TPP he is open … Continue reading

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China is repurposing TPP to build an even bigger and more secretive trade deal

By Tony Burke The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was dubbed ‘the biggest trade deal you have never heard of’ because it was being negotiated behind closed doors with little public information available. Covering twelve ‘Pacific Rim’ countries, trade unions in the … Continue reading

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JEFTA – The Trade Deal You May Not Have Not Heard Of

By Tony Burke With Donald Trump sinking the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) and with the EU – US Trade Deal (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) seemingly on ice – and the Brexit bound UK government talking trade … Continue reading

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Another Corporate Atttack Is Looming

By Adrian Weir After US President Donald Trump killed off the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and put the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on hold, can the coalition standing against the corporate power grab stand easy? Beyond Trump’s trade representative … Continue reading

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