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Meeting slams bosses' trade treaty

by Richard Buckwell
Issue No. 2431

About 130 people came to a meeting in Chilwell, near Nottingham on Tuesday of last week to hear activists explain what the proposed US/EU Transalatic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) legislation would mean for workers and services. 

John Hillary, Director of War on Want, Lucy Reynolds from Keep Our NHS Public and Simon Cox from Unite spoke.

Although there was a focus on health services, the legislation would prevent Governments deciding their own policies on areas like Nuclear Power, Fracking etc without the potential for private firms suing for loss of business.

Lucy Reynolds was particularly scathing about the Labour supported Efford Bill ostensibly introduced to roll back Tory privatisation of the NHS, but in her view would allow continued privatisation. Together with John Hillary they both said the Bill did nothing to show opposition to the TTIP proposed legisaltion in the NHS.



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Tue 25 Nov 2014, 16:14 GMT
Issue No. 2431
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