The decision was adopted in response to EU Commission consultation on unconventional fossil fuels in Europe
UCRUS has been working to promote recovery of wealth and quality of life through re-using materials, along with the beneficial burying of organic waste and the containment of potentially hazardous elements
The Tunisian union UGTT is coordinating a national campaign against fracking, as the government is about to sign a deal with Shell and there is a deep concern for the state of serious water stress affecting the country
The European Trade Union Confederation hosted trade unionists and shop stewards from across Europe active in ‘greening their workplaces’ in a dialogue with European Commissioners and representatives of business
In this video 20 trade unions organizations show what they are doing for a sustainable development. Check it out.
Worldwide, hundreds of thousands die in workplace “accidents”. Millions die of occupational diseases. Every year. Union organisation is the remedy. Prevention is the only cure.
For five years, the Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference has attracted thousands of people from across the United States to share ideas and strategies on how to build a cleaner, greener, stronger and more prosperous economy that creates good jobs and preserves environmental security.
With the aim of presenting the main themes of Rio+20, discussing strategies for trade union action, and the role of social movements, the Workers´ Centre of Argentina (CTA) is organizing an event with national and international trade union centres, academia, indigenous and peasant organizations.
European trade unions gather to discuss sustainable development as a response to the crisis and the labour movement’s positions and strategies in preparation for Rio, alongside government and NGO representatives.
The Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE) has initiated a new line of work focused on the improvement of occupational safety and health and access to social protection of workers by focusing on the use of chemical pesticides in agriculture.
Promoting and ensuring the participation of unionists from countries in the global South in international negotiation spaces, such as on climate change, forms part of what is international solidarity and is fundamental to guaranteeing that workers´ voices from these countries are present within the trade union delegation and in the negotiations.
The trade unions Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) of Spain, Vlaams ABVV of Belgium, CGIL of Italy, and ACE of Germany released a comparative study on the problems related to the mobility of workers – on how they travel from their homes to their workplaces, in 4 European countries.
With the slogan « It’s time for the People », the XI Congress of the Colombia General Labour Confederation (CGT in Spanish) unanimously approved an important document on the importance of valuing natural riches and preserving the environment for the sustainable development of the country.
President Zuma urged to champion workers’ issues
On March 30, 2011 in Pretoria, President Jacob Zuma met with the General Secretary of the International Trade Unions Confederation (ITUC), Sharan Burrow, along with Anabella Rosemberg of the ITUC and Laura Martin Murillo of Sustainlabour, as part of the trade union delegation. Also present at the meeting were the President and General Secretary of COSATU – Sdumo Dlamini and Zwelinzima Vavi.
Many of the major companies file their sustainability reports without conscience. And their approach to the workers whose labour fuels their profits is criminal.Ask any CEO if they would like their sons or daughters to work in the textile factories in Pakistan, the mines in the Congo, manufacturing plants in Central America, or as beer women in Cambodia, and they shudder.