Public meeting to launch the Scotland against TTIP Campaign
Renfield St Stephen’s Church, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm on Saturday, 11 April 2015
UNISON Scotland is a founding member of the Scotland against TTIP Campaign.
TTIP is a proposed trade treaty between the US and EUROPE, which is being negotiated – in secret – in Brussels at the moment.
UNISON is opposed to this treaty in its entirety as we believe that along with well publicised threats to the NHS, it will also threaten jobs, workers’ rights, other public services, environmental standards, etc.
There is a particular clause, called the Investor State Dispute Settlement which provides for global corporations, such as tobacco companies, private health companies, etc. to sue individual countries who pass any legislation which could be deemed to affect their profits.
For example, Philip Morris, a US tobacco company, is currently suing the Australian Government over laws they have introduced to restrict smoking, as obviously if large numbers of people stop smoking, their profits are affected.