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TTIP must work for the people, or it won't work at all

We strongly encourage the United States and the European Union to approach the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in a manner that puts shared prosperity and sustainable social and economic development at the centre of the agreement...Increasing trade between the United States and the European Union only can help create quality job growth with shared prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic if the project  is approached and concluded in an open, democratic and participatory fashion, and with these goals in mind...Rules on the protection of workers should not in any way be regarded as trade barriers.  The TTIP should not undermine provisions for the protection of workers set down in laws, regulations or collective agreements, nor such collective trade union rights as freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining and the right to take industrial action...An agreement that replicates the corporate-privilege policies of the past will again fail to help workers and communities and surely face much greater opposition.

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