The Protection of Workers Rights Under the USMCA: A Brand-New Deal, A Paradigm Shift or A Missed Opportunity?
Article from: TDM 3 (2020), in USMCA - NAFTA
(Added 29/05/2020) One of the most striking differences between the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the original NAFTA consists in its 'Labor Chapter' (Chapter 23). USMCA Chapter 23 set ambitious goals, from the elimination of sex-based discrimination in the workplace (23.9), to the protection of migrant workers (23.8) and including the respect of acceptable conditions of work with respect to minimum wages (23.3). For this reason, USMCA Chapter 23 assumes a particular relevance in the landscape of the increasing inclusion of labor provisions in the design of ...