MEDIA RELEASE, 31 August 2016: Sixty diverse community organisations representing more than two million Australians have endorsed a letter to parliamentarians asking for a Senate Inquiry before Parliament votes on the TPP implementing legislation. Read more.
August 29, 2016
PACER-Plus negotiators claimed progress in talks last week, despite the withdrawal of PNG, and claims that Australia and New Zealand have "strong armed" others to agree on the text, according to a Fiji Sun article. Market access negotiations will continue in October.
24 August 2016
Australian Unions are calling on Australia and New Zealand to "back off, release the text and conduct a proper assessment so we can see if this will actually help working people across the Pacific – or if it's just another corporate con." See more here.
23 August 2016
We join the South Pacific Council of Trade Unions (SPOCTU) and APHEDA in our concerns about the lack of worker representation at the inaugural Pacific Labour Mobility Annual Meeting, being held alongside the PACER-plus Ministerial meeting in Christchurch this week. Read their media release here.