The ITF priority project OUR public transport was launched at the ITF road and rail conference in Brussels this week. Share and watch the new short film, This is our public...
Over 150 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change at the UN in New York today. It is the first time the USA and China will sign a global climate agreement. With the signing of the… Continue Reading →
The trade union climate summit in New York brought together unions and close allies to find ways to help better connect the rising climate movement with the growing global struggle against austerity and inequality. Unions have been playing an important role in both movements, but in most instances fighting for climate protection and building opposition to austerity, low pay and precarious work remain separate struggles. But the potential for building a new and transformational climate and class movement appears to be growing.
Writing in the Equal Times, Sharan Burrow (ITUC) and Kumi Naidoo (Greenpeace) argue that only by building broad alliances can we tackle climate change.
Asbjørn Wahl puts forward ten points on a trade union strategy against climate change. 1. Climate change is not a threat of the future, it is already happening. 2. The climate threat will have widespread implications for social development. 3. Because measures to combat climate change will require great changes in society, we face a major social struggle.