A REJECTION of the treaty would bring forward the prospect of a better deal on workers’ rights, trade unionists campaigning on the No side said yesterday.
They said a No vote would increase the prospect of a “social progress” clause being agreed to protect the rights of workers.
Watch RTE News Report on press conference here
Women Say NO to the Lisbon Treaty
The Lisbon Treaty would accelerate the privatisation of health and social services, making access to these more difficult for women and children, a press conference heard.
The treaty would lead to a Europe that sees women as economic producers first and foremost, said Ailbhe Smith, academic and member of the People Before Profit organisation.
One of 10 women who spoke at a press conference of women against the treaty, she said the “much vaunted” Charter of Fundamental Rights failed to give new protections to women “and nowhere is the key issue of childcare addressed”.
Watch RTE NEWS REPORT here, press conference at end of report on Lisbon Treaty.
The Irish Anti-War Movement is holding a major national “No to War, No to Lisbon” conference this weekend in Dublin. The event will take place on Saturday May 24th from 11am to 5.30pm in the Royal Dublin Hotel, O Connell St and will include a number of international speakers opposed to the Lisbon Treaty on the grounds that it promotes a more militarised EU. The conference is open to the public.
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