labour | workers’ rights
EU Observer | 25-Jun-2019
Behind the smiles and handshakes, the signature of the EU-Vietnam trade and investment deals - being agreed on Tuesday (25 June) and to be signed at the end of this week - have dire consequences for human well-being and our ability to prevent climate and ecological breakdown.
The American Prospect | 5-Apr-2019
USMCA bears many resemblances to NAFTA, which has been cited as a driver of low-wage corporate outsourcing.
Jeune Afrique | 16-Jan-2019
En mai, le Cirdi a débouté Veolia mais le groupe français assure vouloir poursuivre son action au Caire afin que sa filiale puisse être dûment indemnisée.
Washington Post | 3-Jan-2019
Investment treaties with ISDS provisions make it hard to tax foreign firms and worsen human rights and labor practices.
Radio Canada | 17-Dec-2018
Le 16 décembre 2008, la province de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador exproprie la papetière AbitibiBowater qui vient de fermer son usine dans sa zone de compétence.
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.

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