ICTU briefing document: No Deal: Why Unions Oppose TTIP and CETA.


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Trade Union Friends of Palestine (TUFP) was formed in 2006 in response to the policy commitment of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions to ‘campaign in solidarity with the Palestinian people’. In 2007 ICTU adopted a policy of full support for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel to help bring about an end to the occupation, colonisation and repression of Palestine, and to help achieve full equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel and to support the right of return of Palestinian refugees.

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The global Refugee Crisis, responding to Climate Change, and eyewitness accounts from Palestine were among the key issues to feature and be debated in Letterkenny on September 2-3, as delegates gathered for the Eight Annual Global Solidarity Summer School, organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

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Channel 4 News recently ‘revealed’ that HMRC had so far paid Mapeley £2.7 billion for rent and maintenance of its properties, but that the company has yet to pay any Corporation Tax in the UK, because it has not yet declared a profit.

Corporation Tax is an important issue to Northern Ireland, because it is part of the UK Government’s General Revenue, which it sets against its Expenditure. When this is not in perfect equilibrium, the Government calls this situation a “Deficit”. The “deficit” to George Osborne, the current Chancellor of the Exchequer, is a thing of terror. But it is a terror he doesn’t understand. And so he has committed to reducing it by means of further public expenditure cuts, so severe, that even the OECD has cautioned that he is in danger of running the productive economy into the ground. For Northern Ireland this will have a negative impact on the future allocation of the Block Grant to the Assembly under the Barnett Formula, which crudely balances out public expenditure allocation across the UK.