Labour Side Accords: Trojan Horse for Unions
Bickerton, Geoff, Canadian Dimension
Recently the Wall Street Journal reported that Corporate America was rethinking its opposition to including labour and environmental accords as part of the myriad of new trade agreements now being negotiated on a hemispheric and global basis. Shortly afterwards, Jeffrey Simpson of the Globe and Mail echoed the same thoughts. Criticizing the NDP Members of Parliament for supporting the anti-FTAA protests in Quebec, Simpson argued that their energies would be better spent trying to build upon existing agreements and widen them to include measures governing labour standards and environmental issues.
There are many reasons why the establishment may now be ready to discuss the inclusion of "social clauses" or …
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Publication information: Article title: Labour Side Accords: Trojan Horse for Unions. Contributors: Bickerton, Geoff - Author. Magazine title: Canadian Dimension. Volume: 35. Issue: 2 Publication date: March 2001. Page number: 9. © 2009 Canadian Dimension Publication, Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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