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Climate change is not employment friendly and is therefore one of the biggest challenges for the trade union movement. We only have a small window of opportunity to act to keep the temperature rise at an acceptable level. Climate action needs to go hand in hand with fighting for decent work and we have to ensure a just transition to a low carbon economy.
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Trade Union Demands for COP 22

Tuesday 8 November 2016

The UN climate talks in Morocco open this week to discuss how to deliver the promises of the historic 2015 Paris Agreement to stay below a 2°C increase in average temperate, and ensure a just transition to a zero-carbon future for workers and their communities. The entry into force of the Paris Agreement has given…

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COP21 – Enters into force

Friday 7 October 2016

On October 4, 2016, the European Parliament approved the ratification of the COP21 Paris Agreement. With the approval the agreement can formally be adopted by the Council and in parallel ratified by the individual member states. So far, 62 parties, accounting for almost 52 % of global emissions have ratified the Paris Agreement. The Agreement…

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UNI Europa is looking for a Policy Adviser to the Regional Secretary!

Wednesday 20 July 2016

UNI Europa, the European services workers’ union, is recruiting a Policy Adviser to the Regional Secretary. The principle task of the Policy Adviser is to advise and support the Regional Secretary, thehead of the organisation, directly in terms of the political dimension of the Regional Secretary’s day-to-day work. This includes work on general cross-sectoral policies,…

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The Road to Rome

Sunday 17 January 2016

By Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary Political and technological forces are threatening workers’ rights all over Europe. The European Commission is pushing the EU in an increasingly neoliberal direction, through initiatives such as the “Better Regulation Agenda” and is increasingly effective in its anti-worker agenda. President Juncker’s team seems set on creating an EU which put…

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Paris climate agreement marks historical milestone: the trade union movement will take further action for a just transition

Saturday 12 December 2015

The COP21 French Presidency has lead an unprecedented diplomatic effort to bring all countries on board towards the adoption of a universal climate agreement.  This moment of international solidarity has triggered global cooperation between governments, union leaders, cities, companies, and campaigners in a collective effort to save the planet and humanity from climate change. The…

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