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    Rising opposition to ACTA in Europe

    ACTA protests in Dublin. Image by Sebastian Dooris via Flickr

    The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is facing a growing backlash in Europe. On 31 May, all three committees of the European Parliament advising the International Trade Committee recommended rejecting the deal.

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    New global services talks launched

    WIPO, Geneva. Image by Dominique Nicolas via Flickr

    A group of countries billing themselves as the “Really Good Friends of Services” have agreed to start negotiations on an ambitious new global free trade agreement covering all service sectors. Meeting in Geneva at the end of May, the group agreed in principle to begin talks on a new International Services Agreement (ISA) that wo...

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    Uganda: Education unionists demand fair and decent salary


    One of EI’s national affiliates, the Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) teachers has rejected a pay rise proposed by the Education Ministry in its budgetary proposal for the financial year 2012-13, as “inhuman and undermining teachers’ dignity.”The 15% salary increase promised to teachers is insignificant in the context of a...

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