Category Archives: New Generation Of Trade Agreements

AFL-CIO Releases Blueprint On Rewriting NAFTA To Benefit Working People

Following Donald Trump’s election in the USA the AFL-CIO has released a blueprint for how to rewrite NAFTA to benefit working families. This is in response to Trump’s many campaign speeches in which he said that the North American Free … Continue reading

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Workers Uniting Statement: CETA Is Not A Model For A Progressive Trade System

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‘Incomplete And Outdated’ : EU- Ghana Trade Agreement

by Jude Kirton Darling The EU’s trade deal with Ghana may not have made headlines, but it threatens to undermine the Sustainable Development Goals and West African economic integration, writes Jude Kirton-Darling. While all trade campaigners, officials and policy-makers have … Continue reading

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CETA: ISDS Clauses Still Being Written

According to reports from the Office of Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland Canada and the European Union have still not nailed downthe investor-state court system (ISDS Clauses) in the recently signed CETA-EU trade deal. The investment court, which would allow … Continue reading

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ETUC & CLC Statement On CETA

The following statement has been issued by the European TUC and the Canadian Labour Congress on Thursday, October 27, 2016 The failure of the signature of CETA and the consequent postponement of the EU-Canada Summit show that our concerns were … Continue reading

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CETA trade talks collapse as Canada’s Freeland walks

Negotiations to save the Canada – EU trade deal known as CETA collapsed today when Canadian International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland walked from talks with the regional government of Wallonia in Belgium after discussion with Canada’s PM Justin Tredeau. Wallonia … Continue reading

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Leaked TiSA Documents Show Corporate Power Grab

14 October 2016  Newly published leaked documents from the top secret Trade in Services (TISA) negotiations reveal the wide scope of the deregulatory agenda and attack on democratic governance at the heart of the negotiations. The TISA negotiations currently involve … Continue reading

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Germany’s Vice Chancellor Gabriel: US-EU trade talks ‘have failed’ – but beware!

This weekend UK media has been widely reporting comments by Germany’s Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel that the free trade negotiations between the European Union and the United States have ‘failed, after three years of talks – an agreement has yet … Continue reading

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Korean Union Leaders Jailed

Harsh prison sentences for two Korean trade union leaders are the latest installment in the South Korean government’s ongoing war on trade unions, freedom of association, democratic protest and basic rights and civil liberties. Han Sang-gyun, president of the Korean … Continue reading

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Watch out! Brexit Won’t Save Us From Anti-Worker International Trade Deals

By Adrian Weir, Assistant National Secretary of the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom. One of the central themes of the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom (CTUF) has been its opposition to the new generation of trade agreements – TTIP, CETA, … Continue reading

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