Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fight Threat .to the Unions 42 108 Sun 27 81 Thunder 26 79 Sun 19 66 Sun 29 84 Showers 24 75 Showers 36 97 Sun Nairobi New Delhi New York Nice Oslo Palma Paris ; VIEWPOINTS

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fight Threat .to the Unions 42 108 Sun 27 81 Thunder 26 79 Sun 19 66 Sun 29 84 Showers 24 75 Showers 36 97 Sun Nairobi New Delhi New York Nice Oslo Palma Paris ; VIEWPOINTS

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J BARKER (Viewpoints, Monday) may be right in pointing to the Town 21 70 Sun 17 63 Fair 26 79 Thunder Brava 25 77 Sun 37 99 Sun 21 70 Thunder Rhodes Rio de Janeiro Seoul Seychelles Singapore Sydney government's Trade Union Bill as being a preemptive hamstringing of unions before the 'Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership' is steered through the EU by multinationals.

Unions protect jobs, wages and working conditions of their members, and often challenge wider injustices as collective voices against vested interests.

As your correspondent realises, weaker or virtually nonexistent unions are prime targets for big businesses in their TTIP power- grab.

C F TOURIST RATES Australia 2.05 Bangladesh Brazil Canada 1.95 China Czech Republic 34.44 Denmark Egypt 10.75 European Union Hong Kong 11.40 India 89.61 Israel 5.49 Japan Korea Malaysia 6.23 Mexico New Zealand 2.28 Norway Pakistan 152.19 Philippines But it's even worse. Dodgy 'health' and 'beauty' products and treatments will be unstoppable as crafty corporate lawyers make a packet by loopholing legislation and threatening governments with prohibitive suits for lost potential profits. …

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