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October 19, 2015

Civil society publishes review of national climate targets

Step-change needed to get a Paris Agreement that’s ambitious and fair

(Bonn, Germany, 19 October, 2015) – A review of country climate targets reflecting the twin pillars of science and equity has been released by civil society ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris.

September 25, 2015

Fighting toxic work

At the ICCM4 unions will launch a video and a publication on problems and solutions for occupational exposures to chemical hazards. 

September 17, 2015

Trade unions deliver demands for Paris Climate Agreement to French Foreign Minister/COP21 President

Laurent Fabius, the French Foreign Minister and incoming President of the UN climate talks COP21, addressed the Trade Union Climate Summit 80 days before the start of the climate talks in Paris.

September 7, 2015

UN Climate talks in Bonn

With 2015 tipped to be the hottest year on record “by a mile”, negotiators gathering in Bonn this week had a timely reminder of what’s at stake as unprecedented hurricanes and record-breaking heat cast their shadow over the talks.

August 21, 2015

Following Tianjin explosion, UN expert calls on China to ensure transparent investigation

El Gobierno de China y las empresas relevantes del país deben garantizar una total transparencia en la investigación del desastre químico en Tianjin, incluyendo tanto las causas y los efectos de la explosión, ha pedido un experto independiente de derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas.

August 3, 2015

U.N. states agree post-2015 sustainable development agenda

The United Nations 193-member states agreed on Sunday on an agenda for the world's sustainable development and is now due to be formally adopted by world leaders at a summit in September.

June 25, 2015

A just transition for all: Can the past inform the future?

A new issue of the International Journal of Labour Research revisits some sectoral transitions occurred in the past in the light of  the International Labour Conference Conclusions 2013.

June 11, 2015

World’s citizens ahead of leaders on climate change

From the International Union Confederation

Governments around the world are lagging behind urgent demands to address climate change, with people voicing overwhelming support – particularly in developing countries – for immediate action, the latest ITUC poll revealed.

May 6, 2015

Paraquat too big a risk to life and health

The IUF has produced with Pesticides Action Network (PAN) and the Swiss-based NGO, Berne Declaration, a report on the use of paraquat in India.  

May 1, 2015

ITUC May Day Statement Tame corporate power – reduce inequality

Building Workers’ Power is vital to drive economic, industrial and social transformation. The international system today is heavily stacked against workers and their families, and governments are increasingly cowered by big finance and big business.

 

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Sharan Burrow. ITUC SG

If you expose us, we'll expose you. A excellent article on chemical risks for workers on the occasion of International Workers Memorial Day, 28 of April. 

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United Steelworkers (USW) putting breast cancer out of work

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.

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