Behind closed doors, a secret trade deal is being hatched that is not just bad for Australian workers, but working people all around the world.
The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement — or ”TPP” — would be the largest trade deal in history, accounting for 40% of the world’s economy. But the TPP agenda is being driven by big business – including big pharmaceuticals and big tobacco – not by ordinary working people.
In a nutshell, the TPP could allow corporations to sue the Australian Government over laws that protect working people — or environmental regulations that get in the way of their profits.
The result: a global race to the bottom with lower labour standards and more toxic emissions.
But Tony Abbott doesn’t want you to know what’s in this deal. In fact, lobbyists and politicians are working very hard to keep the text under wraps until the deal is done.
Together, thousands of union members and working people around the world are calling for transparency now. Will you join in?
Click here to send a message to the Trade Minister tasked with negotiating TPP to immediately halt negotiations and release the text for the world to see.
Concerned citizens from around the world are making progress – workers of the world are uniting to stop this dirty deal!
Will you take a moment to join in?
The petition is being organised by the International Trade Union Confederation – we’re proud to join unions worldwide in asking Victorian workers to get involved!