Maritime Union Links To Building “Trans–Pacific Opposition”

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand The Maritime Union says the TPPA (Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement) is attracting massive “Trans Pacific” opposition, not just in New Zealand.Maritime Union Links To Building “Trans–Pacific Opposition” To TPPA Free Trade Deal Maritime Union of New Zealand media release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday 5 December 2012 The Maritime Union says the TPPA (Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement) is attracting massive “Trans Pacific” opposition, not just in New Zealand. Maritime Union General Secretary Joe Fleetwood says the Union is playing an active role in the campaign against the TPPA and has linked up to North American maritime workers fighting against the free trade deal. Mr Fleetwood says the Union is supporting protest actions in Auckland this week, attended yesterdays rally in Wellington, and has already taken part in a rally on the US/Canadian border http://tppxborder.org/ Mr Fleetwood spoke via audio link to 1 December 2012 “Action and People’s Summit” at the Peace Arch on the US/Canadian border that brought together labor and trade advocates from the US, Canada and Mexico. “Our good friends in the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) on the west coast of North America were part of this event and invited us to show some working class globalisation in action.” Mr Fleetwood said these actions showed Prime Minister John Key’s statement this...

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