Category Archives: New Generation Of Trade Agreements

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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Tollpuddle Rallies For Union Rights

The annual Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival kicked off in a militant mood with a packed rally on trade union rights jointly organised by the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom and the Institute of Employment Rights. First to speak was CTUF Assistant … Continue reading

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Trade Agreements: TPP, TTIP, TiSA Disected – Fulll Conference Video

If you have a spare eight hours to spare here is a full video of a conference held on June 28th by the AFL-CIO called “Trading Up: Jobs, Governance & Security in US Trade Policy” In the USA Global trade … Continue reading

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EU To Sidestep EU Parliaments On CETA

The EU Commission is reportedly planning to push through a free trade agreement between Canada and the EU, known as CETA, without giving the bloc’s national parliaments a say in it. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told EU leaders that … Continue reading

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EU – Mexico Trade Deal Already Drafted

Jude Webber in the Financial Times, June 24th (who is based in Mexico City) reports that Mexico already has the draft of a trade agreement with the UK, which it drew up as part of a trio of measures designed … Continue reading

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Trade Agreements: UN Rights Expert Warns Against Bypassing National Parliaments

United Nations human rights expert Alfred de Zayas has warned that any plan by the European Union to bypass national parliaments to push through controversial trade deals would violate international human rights norms and standards. ‚ÄúTrade deals prepared and negotiated … Continue reading

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IndustriALL Europe Warns On EU – Mexico Trade Deal

As delegations of the European Union and Mexico met in Brussels on 13th – 14th June for the first round of negotiations to update the Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement (Global Agreement), which entered into force in 2000, … Continue reading

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CTUF On The Road – Tollpuddle Festival

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