The current trade regime has already led to an intensification of precarious work and contractualisation of employment in the region. Permanent contracts, a key component of decent work as defined by the ILO is seen by business as a rigidity in employment regulations that needs to be done away with.
27.07.2017 As the 19th round of trade negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) take place in Hyderabad, India, from 17-28 July, trade unions
The RCEP is being negotiated in secret by 16 countries* and a leaked copy of its investment chapter includes proposals to allow foreign investors to sue governments at an international tribunal.
“Trade agreements are designed to encourage the movement of goods, labour and capital across borders. However without a seat at the negotiating table workers are