ITF Attacks Secret “TISA” Trade Deal

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The International Transport Workers Federations ITF has warned that classified documents published yesterday by Wikileaks on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) foresee consolidated power for big transport industry players and threaten the public interest, jobs and a voice for workers.

“Yet again, trade deals being done behind closed doors are setting up working people to lose out and aiming to concentrate yet more power and wealth in the hands of multinational corporations, at the expense of the common good. With big majorities of people in ITUC Global Poll results showing deep concern over the influence of major corporations, governments need to turn their attention to building a trading system that works for the common good,” said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow.

To read the ITF statement