labour | workers’ rights
IIED | 8-Nov-2018
Many SEZs have been associated with compressions of land, labour and human rights. Investment treaties protect investments against adverse regulatory change, including in SEZs. To date, investors have brought at least 20 arbitrations to challenge diverse aspects of SEZ regimes.
Chile Mejor sin TLC | 26-Oct-2018
Luciana Ghiotto expuso sobre los mitos de los Tratados de Libre Comercio modernos, destacando en su presentación los peligros de los capítulos sobre asuntos no arancelarios, es decir, los llamados temas regulatorios.
Financial Review | 12-Oct-2018
Crossbenchers are ramping up pressure on Labor at the 11th hour to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, drafting amendments that would force opposition senators to vote against the party’s policy.
Manila Times | 3-Aug-2018
Labor unions and workers’ rights advocates fear that the secretive RCEP agreement will further erode workers’ rights in the Asian region, while strengthening the hands of investors who may be able to sue governments for changing laws such as setting minimum wages, that would erode their profitability.
AFTINET | 4-Jun-2018
Veolia has finally lost its claim against Egypt over a waste management contract dispute in which they claimed compensation for an increase in the minimum wage under a new labour law.
EconoMex | 26-Feb-2018
El pasado 24 de enero, 11 países de la Cuenca del Pacífico alcanzaron un acuerdo para firmar un resucitado Tratado Transpacífico (TPP), pero ahora con el nombre de Acuerdo Global y Progresivo para la Asociación Transpacífico (CPTPP por sus siglas en inglés).
Focus on the Global South | 1-Jun-2017
In the recent “RCEP 18th Round of Talks,” members of civil society organizations and social movements presented their positions vis-à-vis the RCEP.
Jeune Afrique | 10-Mar-2017
L’année 2017 devrait solder l’épisode de conflit avec l’Égypte, qui confère à Veolia l’image négative d’une entreprise procédurière.
Open Canada | 3-Mar-2017
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.
Local Futures Blog | 16-Feb-2017
Local Futures’ Isabel Marlens discusses why many people know so little about trade issues, and what can be done about it.

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