Place: Durban, South Africa
Dates: December 5, 2011
Anabella Rosemberg and Sharan Burrow, International Trade Union Confederation; Laura Martin Murillo, Sustainlabour; Zwalenzima Vavi, General Secretary of COSATU, and Carmen Foro, Environmental Secretary, CUT Brazil call for renewed action and mobilization toward Rio + 20.
Side event organized by Sustainlabour and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in the World of Work Pavilion (WoW).
The world needs concrete results in the fight against climate change in Durban. Sustainlabour also wants to take advantage of the opportunity to call for renewed action toward Rio + 20. We need conferences and summits that pull us out of the lack of international cooperation and perplexity, for this, one of the events we will organize will be on the mobilization toward Rio.
In partnership with the BlueGreen Alliance (an alliance that unites the largest union and environmental organizations), the USW launched a campaign to Put Breast Cancer Out of Work. Through this initiative they aim to prevent breast cancer and other chronic diseases by promoting safer alternatives to the current use of dangerous chemicals.