On April the 23rd, the 24th and the 25th, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Sustainlabour organized 3 Webinars (online seminars) to introduce the issue and the process to union delegates or union experts interested in doing advocacy work in the capitals prior to the next ILO International Labour Conference
Creating green and decent work is a common goal for both the European Union and South Africa.Trade Unions from these regions met the 12th and 13th of February in Johannesburg to share both experiences and strategies and also to discuss these themes with their respective governments and other society actors
Workers in El Salvador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic receive intensive distance training and serve in their countries as multipliers of this knowledge
Threats to workers' health and safety from hazardous chemical exposure poses a significant concern in Central America
As part of the project "Social Dialogue for Green and Decent Jobs. South Africa-European Dialogue on Just Transition", Sustainlabour organizes an on-line course for South African workers and trade unionists. Participants will learn about opportunities and challenges for the creation of decent work that the transition towards a sustainable economy offers to workers in South Africa
The labour movement presented in Doha a proposal on how to raise de 100 billion $ agreed to fight against climate change from public contributions and how to get even further through direct pension funds’ investments towards sustainable choices
The creation of green and decent jobs is a key answer to main challenges South Africa is currently facing: an unemployment rate of about 25% of the total workforce, which increases up to 70% for young workers, and intensive economy in emissions of greenhouse gases, globally, the largest emissions per GDP.
Now available the new version of our training guide on Climate Change. The previous version made that may trade unionists started to understand the problem. This version offers up dated information, data and graphics.
Workers and union and government representatives of Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Nicaragua have converged in combating chemical risk
Where: Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Nicaragua
When: September 2012
September has been a month of intense work with our colleagues from the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Nicaragua with whom we are implementing a project to promote the sound management of chemicals and to strengthen trade unions´ capacities to reduce chemical risks.
The world’s leading retail labels commit to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh before the midnight deadline. The Accord now covers more than 1000 Bangladeshi garment factories. Implementation starts now!
Civil society groups attending the Rotterdam Convention conference in Geneva are expressing grave alarm that the Convention has been hijacked by the asbestos industry, which is determined to prevent the environmental and health protections of the Convention from being implemented.
Today in Geneva the inclusion of the substance in the list of hazardous substances that needed to be monitored for export is discussed. 7 countries are blocking: Kazakhstan, Krgyzstan, Ukraine, Russia, India, Zimbabwe and Vietnam.
The decision was adopted in response to EU Commission consultation on unconventional fossil fuels in Europe