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OECD Forum 2017: ‘Bridging Divides’ and the role of unions

13 Jun 2017, by in International

Over two days last week, politicians, company CEOs, trade unionists, economists, NGOs and thinkers gathered at the OECD in Paris to consider major issues affecting the global economy. Under the heading ‘Bridging Divides’, this year’s OECD Forum had three major themes: Inclusive growth Digitalisation Trust These issues are, of course, interlinked. There was no pretence…

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We need to stop the financialisation of justice

02 May 2017, by in International

The campaigns against TTIP and CETA – EU trade deals with the US and Canada – have raised public awareness of the dangers of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system. ISDS is a corporate court system contained in trade deals which allows international companies to sue governments for threats to their future profits. However, where…

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Europe’s response to Article 50: what unions want

26 Mar 2017, by in International

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 and fire the starting pistol on negotiations to leave the European Union. The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has already adopted a statement setting out what unions here and in the rest of Europe want the EU to do once that happens. Theresa May’s letter may be…

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