The FTAA and the main consequences for work and worker's health

Graça Druck Tânia Franco About the authors

This article analyses the FTAA in the globalization and newliberalism hegemony context. It approachs its implications considering NAFTA example, in development since 1994, whose results evidence a labor process, environment conditions and workers's health precarization. The flexibilization and disregulation of the rights, of the labor protection, health and environment legislation are strategys being used by greats capitalists grups in defense of capital free mobility. Therein, the FTAA means a synthesis of globalization process. In the Brazilian case, the work, the health and the environment have been deeply degraded in the last 10 years, as results of the flexibilization. The possibility of FTAA represents the intensification of this process, that will implicate a social regression that has no precedence. Nevertheless, this article concludes that the anti-globalization movements, the international foruns, the continental and intercontinentals conferences, the network of against-powers, denote to be possible another America and another World.

FTAA; Work; Health; Environment; Flexibilization; Precarization


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