A Sound Basis for Action:
16-19 November 2013, Warsaw
In the light of the Conference of the Parties on Climate Change – COP 19 - IndustriALL Global Union, the International Trade Union Confederation – ITUC-, and Sustainabour held a joint event, with the support of FES. This seminar aimed to advance on answers.
5,000 Dominican families earn their income from the collection and recycling of waste in ladfill dumps and their working conditions are extremely hard. We have been working to improve their occupational health.
When: 27 and 28 August 2012
Where: San Salvador, El Salvador
The National Conference on the Sound Use of Chemical Substances in the Workplace, held in El Salvador on the 27 and 28 August, took place against a backdrop of issues such as growing tension over the rise in cases of chronic renal failure in the country - a veritable epidemic; the debates on changing the pesticides law; and the impact on the country of numerous cases of hazardous substance and waste poisoning in recent years.
When: 23-24 August 2013
Where: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
The Conference was the climax of a working project that spanned 2 years and was carried out by the Trade Union Confederations of the Dominican Republic. Specifically, the project focused on training, awareness and intervention and more than 3,000 trade union activists from all sectors and regions were reached.
From 5-20 June, the ILC discussed Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs. The work was necessary, difficult and innovative. How can the struggle for sustainability be prioritised against a background of discussions on labour rights, on job creation, on collective bargaining?
The best way to remeber him will be maintaining his legacy: continue the fight against exploitation, against discrimination, against inequality.
Livelihoods are a priority need for the 2.4 million vulnerable workers affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The Philippine government, with ILO support, has put in place Emergency Employment Programmes to help disaster-stricken families to begin rebuilding their lives, and reviving the economy, through decent jobs.
21 November was a day of protest and solidarity. Trade unions walked out from COP 19 in Poland just because we have a deep respect for this process
If you are not a fan of heat waves or hurricanes, or you would still like to show your children a map with an icy Arctic, you might be interested in a major report being released in Stockholm in a few hours.
In the Energy Agreement for Sustainable Growth [Energieakkoord voor duurzame groei], more than forty organisations have laid the basis for a robust, future-proof energy and climate policy enjoying broad support.