Who Negotiated The Nafta Agreement

A “secondary agreement” concluded in August 1993 to enforce existing national labour law, the North American Agreement on Labour Cooperation (NAALC)[39], was severely restricted. He focused on health and safety standards and child labour law, and excluded collective bargaining issues, and his “so-called [enforcement] teeth” were only accessible at the end of a “long and convoluted” litigation process. [40] Obligations to apply existing labour law also raise questions of democratic practice. [37] Canada`s pro-CANADA, anti-NAFTA coalition, suggested that minimum standards guarantees would be “meaningless” without “comprehensive democratic reforms in [Mexican] courts, unions and government.”