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New Zealand unions protest new TPP trade pact, now known as CPTPP

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The recently revived Trans-Pacific Partnership hasn’t won over everyone as Wellington union members and activists get set to protest the trade agreement.

The Wellington branches of TPP Free, It’s Our Future and Unions Wellington will oppose the agreement at an event on Thursday at Rutherford House where Minister of Trade David Parker is meeting with Export NZ and MFAT to discuss the agreement.

“There is nothing ‘progressive’ about the revised agreement. In fact, not much has changed except the spin,” a TPP Free spokesman said.

New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Japan are among 11 nations signed up to the revised pact, now known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Protesters say they continue to oppose clauses that give foreign companies the power to sue the government.

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