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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

UNISON & PSI step up campaign against TTIP

#psiglobaltradesummit The most significant decision of the 2014 Trades Union Congress was the unanimous vote in opposition to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The hard hitting composite called on the TUC to oppose Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms and demanded the exclusion of all public services, including education and health, public procurement, public utilities and public transport (whether in public or private ownership) from the negotiations which are largely being conducted in secret between the EU and US Government.
Following on from the TUC, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis is this week in Washington DC joining forces with other public sector trade unions from Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Latin America to lobby against from international trade agreements’ as part of Public Services International’s Global Trade Summit 2014