A new wave of free trade agreements is redefining labour rights in a way that allows transnational companies to impose brutal working conditions. Once agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are signed and ratified, the only legal protection that will fully stand for workers is the abolition of slavery. All other labour rights will be disposable at the companies’ discretion under a wide range of circumstances.
This new report from GRAIN focuses on the foreseeable impacts of the TPP on labour conditions and the new era of corporate privilege that will come along. Poor or inhumane working conditions are just one more reason to reject the new wave of trade agreements. Only wide and active information sharing and mobilisation campaigns will stop this menace. To read and download the full report, click here.