ITUC and UNI Global Union building collective action for a just transition at COP21
UNI Global Union and ITUC are working hand in hand at the COP21 in Le Bourget, France near Paris to build and develop collective action with the unions being represented at the climate summit.
For now, the language that the unions are asking for regarding "a just transition towards a low carbon economy" including the creation of green jobs and decent jobs for all through collective bargaining is still included in the second paragraph of the Paris agreement. The global trade union movement and the union leaders present on site will do everything they can to ensure that this paragraph remains in the operational part of the agreement which should be adopted by all Parties at the end of the COP21 negotiations, on the 11th of 12th of December.
UNI is also working with ITUC to give a voice to the union movement on climate change and amplify the messages from the union leaders from both the North and the South, who are fighting together for climate justice.
You can check the videos on-line following these links:
Sharan Burrow - ITUC
Lester Jay Catamin- Philippines
Ben Davison- Australia
Thierry Dedieu- France