Today the world faces an unprecedented global crisis that affects the very basis of our societies, and encompasses a number of serious and planetary crises: economic, social, food, employment, climate, environmental. The challenges are mounting up and it is obvious that it is workers worldwide, especially in developing countries, who are the ones to feel the negative effects first of these challenges.
While it is necessary to take some short-term measures, we have to think about a more long-term model which ensures that social, economic and environmental progress go hand in hand, in the hope of avoiding a future like that of today for the next generations. This manual aims to contribute to this process, adding elements and analytical tools for the African trade union movement. This initiative is promoted by ILO’s International Training Centre in Turin and Sustainlabour.
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.