Book DC-HO-1 [*] DEEEP-BOOK-2014-339

Trading away our jobs. How free trade threatens employment around the world; 39873

G. Hobbs ; D. Tucker

War or want Development House, EU

Abstract: This new report brings together, for the first time, both historical and projected data on the employment impacts of trade liberalisation. It analyses studies of past trade liberalisations in Africa and Latin America, as well as impact assessments for the current round of world trade talks and the new wave of bilateral EU trade deals. The report finds that trade agreements and policies which are designed to open up import markets have led to the collapse of entire industries and the loss of millions of jobs across the world. This report forms part of War on Want’s campaign for trade justice. The aim of the campaign is to expose the devastating impact of free trade agreements on jobs and workers’ rights in order to challenge an international trading system which has failed the majority of the world’s people. War on Want believes the time has come for a radically different system based on justice, equity and respect for workers’ rights.

Keyword(s): Africa ; Data ; Economy ; Employment ; Equity ; EU ; Globalization ; Import ; Jobs ; Justice ; Labour ; Latin America ; Liberalisation ; Markets ; Respect ; Rights ; System ; Trade ; Workers

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