Labour groups wary of TPP deal

Unifor says 20,000 auto jobs will disappear under watershed trade deal
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/20/2015

The trans-pacific partnership (TPP) deal signed this month will have major implications for organized labour, and especially the automotive industry, according to the country’s biggest private sector union.

Signed by 12 countries, including Canada, the United States and Japan, the agreement will affect nearly one-half of the global economy.

Whereas business groups such as the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) have warmed to details of the deal as they emerged in recent weeks, labour groups caution that certain industries — namely automotive — could experience backlash.