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ETUC resolution for an EU progressive trade and investment policy
The European Trade Union Confederation calls for a progressive European trade and investment policy with at its core the creation of decent jobs, the protection of fundamental rights and the interests of workers.
Ten principles for trade
The current global trade and investment regime imposes high social and environmental costs on people and planet.
Civil society interventions on the RCEP
In the recent “RCEP 18th Round of Talks,” members of civil society organizations and social movements presented their positions vis-à-vis the RCEP.
Campaign reveals TiSA threat to jobs and rights
A new campaign to be launched by the International Transport Workers’ Federation reveals the threat to jobs and workers’ rights posed by the Trade in Services Agreement.
Labor groups raise grave concerns over RCEP
Representatives from major trade unions in both the public and private sectors have raised serious concerns on the possible impacts of the Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership Agreement (RCEP) which is currently being negotiated in Manila.
USW, Unite march in solidarity with Mexican steelworkers
After three decades of NAFTA, Mexican workers are still denied basic rights.
Australia’s 457 visa decision likely to hit free-trade talks with India, officials hint
The Australian government’s decision to scrap a working visa used primarily by Indians is likely to set back efforts to secure a free-trade agreement between the two countries.
Lessons from India on migration’s role in trade policy
India-Australia FTA talks stall over agriculture and migration.
Mexico lagged the rest of Latin America in the NAFTA era, report finds
Over 20 million more Mexicans have fallen below the poverty line since NAFTA took effect.
China FTA review should ditch controversial clause
China FTA review should ditch controversial temporary worker clause, says AFTINET.
A new NAFTA, but not necessarily a better one
NAFTA has its fair share of critics who want to see it updated. But if Trump has his way, a re-negotiated agreement may prove disappointing.
Why are my highly educated friends so ignorant about trade?
Local Futures’ Isabel Marlens discusses why many people know so little about trade issues, and what can be done about it.
Amidst political uncertainty, new updated secret documents on the “Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)” are leaked
The documents include the core text and annexes
TiSA - draft annex on movement of natural persons (8 Nov 2016)
from November 2016 negotiating round
6 ways we could improve NAFTA for working people
It is important that everyday working people’s perspectives lead the debate, starting with how to rewrite NAFTA.
Let us not sacrifice human rights for commercial interests
Opinion on international trade and investment agreements : « Let us not sacrifice human rights for commercial interests - The example of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada (CETA) »
Parliament committee gives CETA thumbs down
The European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee recommended to reject the EU-Canada trade agreement
TiSA - draft annex on professional services (September 2016)
As leaked by Greenpeace
TiSA: Trade in Services Agreement is bad news for workers and communities
In November 2016, the International Trade union Confederation published analysis of the expected impact of TiSA on workers and service providers
RCEP agrees to work on modalities for movement of skilled workers
Negotiations at the Cebu ministerial a key demand made by India to find jobs for its burgeoning skilled workforce