Canadian unions affiliated to Public Services International, the global union that represents 20 million public sector workers world-wide, say their strong objection to the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) stands despite recent backroom changes to the investment provisions in the trade deal. CETA was a key agenda item at the recent meeting of the North American PSI affiliates, hosted by the PSAC March 3- 4 in Ottawa.
The Conservative government has just signed a free trade that will give corporations, not elected governments, more power to decide what’s good for Canada.
In Bangladesh, 35 unionists and garment workers were arrested for participating in protests in December 2016. After a union campaign, the majority have since been released, and the remaining should be released soon.