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December 2011

Low-carbon transport gets trade union airing in South Africa (news online)

Cheap transport oils the wheels of the global economy, yet it has a devastating impact, not just on the climate, but also on employees’ working conditions. That was the verdict of the ITF’s first African seminar on climate change recently.

Global union brands COP17 ‘a wasted opportunity’ (press release)

Global union federation the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today reacted with disappointment to the failure of the UN COP17 climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, to deliver any progress on climate change so far. Speaking from the conference,… Continue Reading →

ITF climate change and transport seminar in Durban during COP17 (report of day one)

Running in parallel with the UN climate change negotiations at COP17 in Durban, the ITF’s first African seminar on transport and climate change sought to discuss and advance the trade union perspective on climate change. Over 60 delegates from 11 countries in Africa plus affiliates from around the world attended the seminar as part of the ITUC’s World of Work (WoW) programme.

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