On occasion of Public Service Day on 23 June, EFFAT joins the European Public Service Union (EPSU) and a coalition of European trade unions, including the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), urging the European Commission to object to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) negotiated between the EU and Canada.
With the text of CETA now finalised and formal signature of the agreement expected to take place as early as September 2016, the coalition expresses its concerns over the far-reaching consequences of the agreement for workers’ rights, public services and democracy as a whole.
EFFAT fears the negative consequences of CETA in its sectors as well: legislation on labeling, packaging, pesticide use, food additives, ergonomic standards and worker protection are at high risk.
A series of actions will start from 23 June (Public Service Day 2016) and develop in a week of coordinated online action, from 27 June to 1 July leading up to the 5 July meeting of the College of Commissioners, which is expected to present its decision on the legal nature of the EU-Canada free trade deal.
If you share our concerns and are worried for the safeguard of workers and democracy, please join the campaign by spreading the message across your members.
Download the campaign materials on the EPSU website and spread it on your website and social media.
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