THE TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP (TTIP): A THREAT TO DEMOCRACY, A THREAT TO UK EDUCATION, A THREAT TO YOUR JOB?
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – A threat to democracy, a threat to UK education, a threat to your job?
Thursday 13th November 1-2.30pm
Speakers: Dr Gabriel Siles-Brügge, Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester and Nick Dearden, Director, World Development Movement
Venue: Committee Room 2, Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4AX
Hendon Central tube.
Organised by Middlesex UCU
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed trade deal between the EU and the US. It poses a profound threat to public services, including education, leaving them wide open not only to greater privatisation but will make it harder for any future government to regulate foreign private sector companies operating in our public services. TTIP is also an affront to democracy. The talks are being pursued without any transparency or democratic oversight by the EU and the US. If they succeed, they will take disputes between companies and governments away from independent courts and make them the preserve of unaccountable tribunals dominated by corporate lawyers.
Find out how it will affect YOU at this meeting. Open to all (members and non-members). See our event facebook group.
For up-to-date information, including a downloadable poster, see: http://uculondonregion.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/mdx-ttip/
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President, UCL UCU
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