Large scale privatizations of once-public (services) are the first steps in a global scheme to outsource and/or offshore them internationally at low wages.

turning many professions into precarious low paid labor- The inclusion in the WTO of billions of jobs in the category of potentially "tradable" services, is turning them into bargaining chips in a vast international trade - while lowering quality and professionalism to least common denominator levels. Turning people and their lives, hopes and dreams, into "inputs" - and "markets" basically commodities.

...and putting policy of every kind including in critical areas like healthcare and education, as well as every conceivable kind of law, onto a bargaining table, all regulations affecting them under international trade rules that embed a corporatist agenda that ignores the wishes of people everywhere.  One that says that anything that gets in the way must be changed. Dishonestly, if possible. They wouldnt want to disturb the animals!

This is the core elitist and antidemocratic concept and core goal of the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services, GATS (One of the key parts of the WTO that all countries joining it must agree to.) It, as well as later US style "negative list" trade agreements like TISA, which are more like NAFTA with its Chapter 11 (ISDS) - cover "services". A fact that it seems virtually nobody knows or is ready to accept the implications of.

In particular, its easy to see why FTAs are popular to those looking to make more money off of others labor. But they are also a fraud machine that basically requires bad, dishonest government to succeed. And a mother load of politician dishonesty.

They massively transform more and more work into a very bad situation for all but the owners of mega-corporations who can take advantage of the race to the bottom. Its either that or allowing a race to the top, the future that most people wish we had won.

GATS' "movement of natural persons" provisions. (GATS' 'Mode Four') "temporary" high skill jobs can pay workers as little as US minimum wage.

(Even that is a subject of dispute by developing countries who claim that under trade agreements - specifically under GATS and visas like the L-1B visa, that are the creation of GATS and smaller regional trade agreements) , that they have a right to pay their temporary non-immigrant visa holding workers, whatever they want. This right is claimed under the original Uruguay Round and is the subject of WTO dispute DS-503, filed in March 2016 by India, and still to my knowledge unresolved.)

Newer FTAs in the pipeline, like TISA, are 'opt out" instead of opt in.  So by stealth, without any opportunity for national debate, they hope to vastly expand the scope of Mode Four.

Developed countries labor markets, therefore, are being put forward as the cure for chronic unemployment of the well-educated children of the privileged in a wide belt of countries in the Third World. This is profoundly unwise, particularly as its happening in a context where non-affluent young people in developed countries are simultaneously being discouraged from seeking the skills they would need to get these often difficult but potentially rewarding jobs.