Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP): time to mobilize public opinion and legislators to stop the race to the bottom

12 November 2015 -- elise.buckle

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was signed by 12 countries on the 5th of October 2015 after a final 5 day long marathon of negotiations in Atlanta (US) (see UNI Global Union reactive statement on that day). The deal is between 12 countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, the US, Vietnam, Chile, Brunei, Singapore and New Zealand.  If ratified, it would cover 40% of the world’s economy and set the foundation for trade in e-commerce, financial services, property rights, medicine and much more, impacting the lives of millions of workers. 

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Paris climate agreement taking shape after a week of heated debate in Bonn

26 October 2015 -- elise.buckle

While Mexico was being hit by the strongest hurricane in history, negotiators finally managed to put the draft climate agreement back on track after a week of heated debate at the UNFCCC session in Bonn.

 

The draft agreement which was published on Friday October 26th late at night will be the basis for negotiation at the COP21 in Paris. It is being complemented by the workstream document on action before 2020.

 

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UNFCCC talks in Bonn: the climate deal needs to be done with workers not without them

23 October 2015 -- elise.buckle

Bonn, 23 October 2015 – the last week of negotiations before COP21 in Paris has seen a heated debate between rich and poor countries and the weakening of the text for workers.

The language on “a just transition for workers and decent jobs” which was part of the second operational paragraph of the draft Paris agreement may now only figure in the preambule.

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Teleperformance recognises labour union in Dominican Republic

19 April 2018 -- BenParton

Agreement shows that workers’ rights can be respected in offshore locations

NYON, 19 April 2018— Customer care outsourcing giant Teleperformance has reached a landmark agreement with the union representing its contact centre employees in the Dominican Republic—one of the company’s fastest growing regions, which services the US market. The agreement with SITRATEL (Sindicato de Trabajadores de Teleperformance) comes after nearly one year of negotiation between the parties.

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