March 8 is International Women´s Day. Our fight for rights, for social justice and more sustainable egalitarian societies continues - a fight that regretfully remains difficult.
We are not resigned to women being “frozen in time”. Unfortunately the gender pay gap has remained at the same level over the past 10 years. On average women are paid 18% less than their male counterparts. A new report published by the ITUC examines this, read it here.
The important role that women could play in the emerging green economy should not be ignored nor should the importance of ensuring women’s access to green jobs. Have a look at our interesting report on Women Workers and Green Jobs here.
A world without fatal or serious occupational accidents is possible, the organizers of the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014 have appealed, as the largest global occupational safety event opened in Frankfurt, Germany today.l
ILO Press Release
Investment in climate change adaptation can help ensure that the impacts of climate do not reverse decades of development progress in Africa.
A summary report clarifies the implications of climate change for the transportation sector derived from the last IPCC’s report.
The British trade union UNISON, as part of the group The Climate Coalition, is actively engaged in climate action and supports the campaign Push for European climate action that calls on the UK Government for ambitious action on climate change at the European level.