Denuncias por incumplimientos laborales en Tratados de Libre Comercio presentadas por sindicatos | Complaints for labor violations in Free Trade Agreements filed by unions

En varios países de Latinoamérica se  han utilizado mecanismos de quejas o reclamaciones, en el marco de Tratados de Libre Comercio con Estados Unidos, Canadá y la Unión Europea que …

US-Africa trade relations: Why is AGOA better than a bilateral free trade agreement?

“In recent months, the U.S. began negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement with Kenya. These negotiations are aligned with the current administration’s vision for trade reciprocity rather than unilateral …

Workers’ rights must not be compromised by any trade deal

As the next round of trade talks between the UK and Australia recommence this week, the three trade union bodies representing almost 8 million workers across over 110 unions have …

“Free trade” agreements and the pandemic

“Especially since they started proliferating in the 1990s, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have met with strong opposition from social movements, labor, and civil society organizations because of the threat they …

U.S. pulls back on Thailand’s trade privileges

Thailand is set to lose duty-free access for $1.3 billion in exports to the U.S. market today, six months after Washington warned it would pull back on trade privileges unless …

Belgium: Pierre Jassogne, Minimum service: workers “hostage”?, Alter Echos

In its government agreement, the last government mentioned the establishment of a guaranteed service in three sectors: rail transport, prisons and air traffic control. This is as a means of …

Belgium: ITUC, “2019 ITUC Global Rights Index – The World’s Worst Countries for Workers”, 2019

The 2019 index shows that Belgium has fallen in the ranking and is now a country in which rights violations are repeated (rather than sporadic as previously). In addition, 18 …

Belgium: Arbeidshof Antwerp, 17 Sept. 2018, Case Nr. 2017/RK/31

The right to strike guaranteed by Article 6.4 of the European Social Charter was exercised peacefully, without violence or threats against non-strikers or management. No damage was caused by the …

Belgium: FGTB, “Criminal prosecution for union trade action? What are we talking about?”, 24 July 2018

On 29 June 2018, the president of the regional branch of a socialist trade union has been found guilty of “malicious obstruction of traffic”, following the national trade union action …

Belgium: CGSLB, State of Strikes, 2016

This brochure takes place in a context where the right to strike and its exercise are more than ever called into question. It examines the origins and evolution of the …

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