Joint Statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) – Unions For Trade Justice

Joint Statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

Today we wish to extend fraternal greetings from the Asia-Pacific Regional Offices of four global union federations the Building and Woodworkers’ International, Industriall, the International Transport Workers Federation, and the International Union of Foodworkers to our brothers and sisters in New Zealand, who act in resistance to the signing of the TPPA.

We also wish to commend our affiliate, FIRST Union, who for over six years now has been at the forefront of the campaign to stop the TPPA.

Together, unions affiliated to our organisations represent 7.74 million workers in the Asia-Pacific region alone, and each organisation has a strong mandate from those unions to support your actions here today.