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Can trade and investment agreements promote decent work?

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Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017 13:00 - 14:30

Venue: EESC room VM3  |  City: Bruxelles, Belgium

 

How to assess the impact of trade and investment agreements on decent work,Martin Myant, Senior Researcher and Head of Unit European Economic, Employment and Social Policy, ETUI

Do labour provisions in trade agreements reach workers and improve working conditions around the world?Adrian Smith, Professor of Human Geography, Queen Mary University of London

Labour clauses in trade agreements: worker protection or protectionism?Damian Raess, Assistant Professor University of Bern and University of Reading andDora Sari, research fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard University

Roundtable discussion on future of trade agreements and trade union approaches to them, withLiina Carr, ETUC Confederal Secretary

Moderator:Philippe Pochet, General Director ETUI

Briefing:Trade and investment agreements have been taking over as a driving force for liberalisation of trade and protection of business in its international operations. Over 250 trade agreements were signed between 1995 and 2016, some between pairs of countries and others involving regional groupings. Despite some apparent opposition to past and future trade agreements, there is every likelihood of pressure for more in the future.

Trade unions and others need to understand what lies behind these developments and to assess past efforts to ensure that labour rights are respected and strengthened as a basis for influencing future forms and supporting a fair globalisation that brings benefits to all. This event enables the authors of three research projects to present the implications of their work and to debate with trade union representatives the results and prospects of trade and investment agreements.

Please register before 8 September here. The event will take place in Room VM3 of the EESC (Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels).For security reasons you will be requested to present

 

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Rue Van Maerlant
1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

 

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