The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has joined the European Public Service Union (EPSU) and a coalition of European trade unions, including the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), in its campaign calling on the European Commission to object to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) – the controversial free trade deal that has been negotiated between the European Union and Canada.
The coalition warned that the CETA will have far-reaching consequences for workers’ rights, public services and democracy as a whole. The agreement includes only weak provisions for human rights and doesn’t guarantee obligations to ensure labour standards.
EPSU will organise a series of actions starting from 23 June (Public Service Day 2016) and in a week of coordinated online action, from 27 June to 1 July. The European Council is expected to agree to the final text of CETA on 5 July. You can join the campaign by spreading the message across your members. Download the campaign materials on the EPSU website and spread it on your website and social media.