From the Guardian - Unite union set to present law expert’s advice to government, who they believe have kept Britain in the dark over deal’s potential impact on health service.
Birmingham city councillors have raised fears their ability to award £1 billion worth of contracts and business could be hit if a new US-Europe trade deal is signed.
The city council has joined other local authorities from across the UK and Europe in calling on government and EU leaders to come clean over the new Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP) deal currently being negotiated.
GERMAN MPs are finally to have access to documents relating to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
It’s a relief to know that, when the United States and European Union are negotiating an important trade deal, at least some elected representatives of the people are allowed a look in.
Except they’re not — not really.
From the Independent
The European Union has been caught trying to undermine any meaningful outcome from the UN climate talks in Paris by instructing its representatives to block discussion of two key mechanisms that could help combat the effects of global warming.
We have several articles on the websiteabout the possible effects on health and safety of the proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be a massive catastrophe for workplace health & safety standards, amongst other things, if and when it comes into law.
It represents a huge "race to the bottom "on work safety, as standards stand to be lowered to those in the US and other countries where standards are lower than they are in the UK.
We know all this from results of similar trade agreements between different countries, as well as finding out about the leaked content of the secret talks as they develop.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which is almost indestructible.
Its resistance to heat led to its use in thousands of products yet medical science has proved that breathing asbestos dust can kill.
Despite being banned in 1999 asbestos is still the biggest single cause of work related deaths in the UK.