Wages, social affairs and the environment under attack – Unions For Trade Justice

Wages, social affairs and the environment under attack

Reports of an envisaged free trade agreement between the EU and the USA first began to surface as far back as the early 1990s. However, it was not until February 2013 that US President Obama announced the commencement of exploratory talks.

Since then, interest has grown in the specific content of such an agreement and the potential advantages and disadvantages it could bring. The EU Commission’s website calls it “the greatest trade agreement in the world”.