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Business groups and civil society representing more than half a million people and a thousand businesses have backed the international trade union call for dialogue between workers, business, governments that will ensure a just transition to a zero carbon future. Click here to read this on the ITUC website The…
Hopes for the Paris Climate Summit in December to capture one of the three topline union demands have received a boost this week, with the UN's International Labour Organisation formally adopting criteria for realizing the 'Just Transition' principle. Click here to read this item on the ITUC website The decision…
Paris, 15 September 2015 (ITUC OnLine): Laurent Fabius, the French Foreign Minister and incoming President of the UN climate talks COP21, addressed the Trade Union Climate Summit 80 days before the start of the climate talks in Paris. Click here to read this article on the ITUC website Speaking at…
The global economic system isn't working for six billion people, warned labour leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Click here to read this on the ITUC website Working people and their families need a new business model to stop the disintegration of democracies and economies. The world needs…
As the UN Climate Change Summit, COP20, in Lima, Peru, draws to an end, Public Services International (PSI) highlights the special role of local and national government structures in developing, implementing and monitoring green policies. The ASU, a PSI affiliate and the key local government union in Australia supports this…
Ahead of the People's Climate March on 21 September in New York City, PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, and author and activist Naomi Klein talk about Climate Change, Energy Democracy and the role of trade unions. Read this item on the PSI website here The meeting was part of a…
ACTU President Ged Kearney and Father Bob Maguire today launched the first installation of a solar hot water unit in a Father Bob community house under a new not-for-profit manufacturing scheme designed to create green jobs. "The Earthworker Cooperative program creates green manufacturing jobs in Australia, promotes renewable energy, saves…
Climate change threatens everything for which the labour movement stands including fairness, social justice and decent work. This was the message UNI Chief Philip Jennings delivered in a keynote speech to the W3 International Conference in Toronto. You can read this article on the UNI website by clicking here Invited…
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) joins major environmental and development groups in protest action at COP 19 in Warsaw where Governments are not acting responsibly to tackle the threat to lives, jobs and livelihoods that climate change represents. You can read this news item on the ITUC website by…
Tony Abbott's decision to repeal the price on carbon is putting at risk Australia's ability to capitalise on the clean tech, low carbon jobs of the future, ACTU president Ged Kearney said, "Failure to invest and support a local clean energy industry through comprehensive climate change policy will cost future…