You may have heard about TTIP, This is the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. Global Justice Now are asking we email our MEP to oppose Investor State Dispute settlements in TTIP. Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) are a mechanism which would allow corporations to sue governments for making new laws. Similar agreements have allowed big companies to sue Egypt for raising the minimum wage and Canada for putting a moratorium on fracking. Slovenia was sued for re nationalising parts of it’s national health service.
We need to act now and ask our MEP to stop the transfer of power from the governments to big business. The European Union will be voting on the 10th June to email your MEP please follow this link: http://action.globaljustice.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1784&ea.campaign.id=38890&ea.tracking.id=bdfzn3cu&ea.url.id=406669
For more information you can access the main UNISON website: http://www.unison.org.uk/news/make-your-voice-heard-on-ttip