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Friday, 10 January 2014

The Transatlantic trade deal which threatens our public services

UCU, the University and College Union, has produced an important briefing on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - a proposed free trade deal between the EU and the US. UCU warns that the TTIP not only poses a 'profound threat to public services in general' by exposing the still mainly public health care and higher education sectors to greater privatisation but will make it harder for any future (non neo-liberal) government to regulate foreign private sector companies operating in public services: