Trade Issues

Canada needs to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

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.
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.