Sixty activists met for a briefing on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) at the union Unite's head office in
Speakers included Green MEP Jean Lambert, new RMT leader Mick Cash, John Hendy QC, Unite deputy leader Steve Turner and War On Want Executive Director John Hilary.
They all agreed that these proposals—secretly formulated between the EU and the
TTIP could lead to the loss of a million jobs across Europe and the
An alliance of some Social Democrats, Greens and other progressives with some opportunist help from far-right MEPs may vote it down in
Some Labour MEPs are describing TTIP as "good for business", but the TUC is right to want it scrapped. All unions need to adopt a similar stance in the coming year.