TTIP and workers' rights
International issues In March, LO met with the European Commission Chief Negotiator to discuss the on-going negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
As a follow-up to our meeting, LO has together with TCO and Saco written to the European Commission Chief Negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero regarding the protection of fundamental workers' rights in TTIP. We have sent text proposals on how to safeguard national measures regarding labour protection and how to ensure effective compliance with and enforcement of ILO Conventions and domestic labour law through national industrial relations systems.
LO, TCO and Saco believe that these issues are key in creating a sustainable agreement and thereby mobilising support for TTIP from trade unions in Europe and US.
Read the letter and the text proposals here.