Core Labour Standards Plus – #CLSPlus

CLS+ is about fighting for the rights of working poor in Asia. International trade through global value chains have put downward pressure on wages and working conditions in the region. To reverse this development, CLS+ is advocating for strong social clauses in trade agreements to protect the rights of workers together with other measures to push for decent work.

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Singapore 199591

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  • News
    15.05.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

    Trade rules threaten workers’ rights and public services

    Trade unions are developing strategies to address the harm a new generation of trade agreements may have on workers and access to public services in...

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    14.03.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

    EU refuses to apply trade sanctions for enforcing labour standards

    The EU and ASEAN are strengthening their cooperation by working towards a regional free trade agreement. The Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD)...

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    02.02.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

    Labour standards in trade agreements must be taken more seriously

    Singapore – The sustainable development chapters the European Union has in place in trade agreements and the way they are used are not leading to a...

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  • Publications
    Peter-Tobias Stoll, Henner Gött and Patrick Abel | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | Publication

    Model Labour Chapter for EU Trade Agreements

    A draft version of the model chapter to serve as a basis for discussions with decisionmakers, policymakers and other stakeholders.

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    Petra Dünhaupt | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | Publication

    Estimated Tariff Savings from the Trade Agreement between the EU and Vietnam − EVFTA

    This publication estimates the potential tariff savings for EU importing companies upon entry into force of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.

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    Madelaine Moore and Christoph Scherrer | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | Publication

    Conditional or promotional trade agreements – Is enforcement possible?

    This publication examines social or labour chapters in trade agreements, explores the reasons for their ineffectiveness and provides policy...

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