What matters more? Corporations or People? Dr Ranald on TPP

3/12/2013

AFTINET's Convener, Dr Patricia Ranald writes for Working Life about upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Singapore.

"There is an agenda for change our domestic legislation which is being driven by US corporate and industry interests. This agenda would permanently limit the ability of governments to regulate in the public interest.

This extension of corporate rights contrasts with the fact that there is still no agreement about strong protections for workers’ rights and the environment."

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