With TTIP talks floundering, unions and activists mobilize against CETA and TiSA

07 September 2016
The TTIP talks appear to have floundered, giving new hope to activists and unionists engaged in the fight against other regressive trade deals such as CETA and TiSA. PSI calls on all our affiliates and members to support the upcoming protest actions in order to seal the fate of TTIP, CETA and TiSA for good.

The European movement against TTIP and CETA is organizing a day of action in Brussels on Tuesday 20th September to specifically challenge the ongoing CETA agreement which many claim is being rapidly pushed through while the discussion on TTIP continues. Other rallies are planned across Europe on the 17th of September, including in all major German cities, with unions expected to play a key role in mobilization. (For more information see here)

The successful efforts of TTIP campaigners have encouraged TiSA campaigners who will meet in Geneva for a series of lobbying and technical workshops in the coming weeks. The Trade in Services Agreement negotiatons are continuing in secret in the backrooms of Geneva, with most of the content of the deal only known through leaks. The deal could prevent governments from reversing privatization and open up sensitive public service sectors such as health and education to warped market incentives.

A recent PSI report details in depth the range of threats that a TiSA deal could pose. Meanwhile allies at Global Justice now and Attac released their own report giving a concise overview of the need to oppose the TiSA deal.

In light of the successes of the Stop TTIP campaign, PSI calls on our affiliates across the world to join with civil society in supporting the following demonstrations against CETA and TiSA. 


Stop TTIP and CETA European actions, September 2016:

FOR FULL LIST SEE HERE - http://stopceta.net/

SEPTEMBER 17th

Ireland

https://www.facebook.com/events/1773903632823995/


Germany

All protest actions in all cities:

https://www.campact.de/ceta/gross-demos-september/infos/


SEPTEMBER 20th

Belgium

Brussels

https://www.facebook.com/events/126666001074568/

Liege

https://www.facebook.com/events/612615342238904/

Namur

https://www.facebook.com/events/271884843168973/


Holland

Amsterdam

https://www.facebook.com/events/294666264232194/



September 24th

Denmark

https://www.facebook.com/events/107585713014473/


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