Where: Dominican Republic and El Salvador
Exposure to pesticides is one of the main occupational risks in all the world. According to PAHO, in Latin America about 30% of occupational deaths are in the agricultural sector, most of them due to the exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Where: the Dominican Repubic
When: May 2013
In the Dominican Republic, the CASC has undertaken awareness raising actions with trade union representatives to sensitize workers and promote trade union action for prevention of chemical risks in the workplace.
On Friday October 19 2012, Sustainlabour organizes an event at COP 11 of CBD to present the new report published together with the ITUC entitled Ecosystems, Economy and Employment. Representatives of Ecoropa and governments of India, Spain and Brazil will participate in the event.
Place: Jorlunde, Denmark
Dates: March 12 -13, 2012
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) propose a sustainable new deal for Europe on the way to Rio+20 and beyond, and discuss along with union and NGO representatives workers´ views and the European labour movement’s priorities.
Place: Brussels, Belgium
Dates: February 27, 2012
Sustainlabour along with experts from ILO and other organizations has been invited to participate in a public hearing organized by the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) of the European Parliament on the role of women in the green economy.
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.
Place: Durban, South Africa
Dates: December 2, 2011
Bheki Nsthalintshali, Deputy General Secretary of COSATU; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); Jim Leape, Director General of WWF; Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director of Friends of the Earth International; Ilana Solomon, Policy Analyst, ActionAid, and Laura Martin Murillo, Director, Sustainlabour discuss climate change financing.
Date: October - November 2011
Trade Union campaig to promote the sound management of waste.
Date: September - November 2011
Place: Room Pitaia, Cancun Messe, Cancun, Mexico.
Date: 9 December 2010, 18:30 - 20:00hs.
Showing of Sustainlabour / ITUC video on climate change.
In Spain, the transformation of the production system towards a green economy has entailed an important source of jobs during the last years. However, as Carlos Martínez Camarero points out in a recent article in the journal Ecologista, the potential for green job creation has been hindered by different political decisions.
The new IPCC report released this Monday confirms that Climate Change is a reality today, a serious global threat that requires urgent and stronger action if it is to be tackled. This report, from the IPCC Working Group II, assesses the climate changes impacts to date, the future risks and the ways to reduce these risks through adaptation.
Next Saturday, March 29, you will have the opportunity to join in a campaign that has become a very interesting global initiative in defense of the environment: Earth Hour. From Sustainlabour we call for your participation.
The Belgian platform Climate Coalition, a network of about 70 trade unions, environmental organization, North-South movements and youth movements, launched last March 27 a media campaign entitled “Jobs4Climate”.