EU Sources - Social impact of TTIP - May 31, 2016

In a trade union blog, the European Commission’s consultation on the EU-US trade deal known as TTIP is explained. The EU has commissioned independent researchers to produce assessments of the impact trade deals might have on workers, the environment and society. The European Commission has committed to acting on the recommendations of these impact assessments saying they will ‘feed into and steer the negotiations.’ This creates the opportunity for trade unions to ally across the EU in a special civil society dialogue event. According to the author of the blog, very large risks to public services, health and safety and workers’ rights are to be expected, apart from slight wage gains for high skilled workers.

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