Monthly Archives: November 2009

Australian workers could get skilled up

Australia’s unions are urging the country’s parliament to support government plans to match worker skills to jobs in new, green industries. The draft National Green Skills Agreement announced by the government on 23 October was welcomed by national union federation ACTU. The agreement sets out to equip thousands of apprentices in emerging and existing industries […]
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Simple enough – cut emissions and transform jobs

The transition to a low-carbon economy must guarantee employment and result in the development of new, decent jobs, global industrial unions have said. An October climate change meeting convened by global unions ICEM and IMF – the union federations representing most of the world’s unionised workers in the traditional metal, chemicals, mining and manufacturing jobs […]
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So, where’s the green jobs gender agenda?

There’s nothing green about inequality, unions and social justice campaigners have argued. And a new union report advances the idea, warning that gender equality, commonly an afterthought in employment and work quality policy discussions, needs to be front and centre in the green jobs debate. Women workers and green jobs: employment, equity and equality, published in draft […]
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Everyone in Europe wants green jobs, but…

Europe appears to be in the grip of a rare consensus when it comes to green jobs – unions want them, employers want them, governments want them. But we still appear to be some distance from an effective strategy to turn good intentions into good jobs. Greening the European economy: Responses and initiatives by Member […]
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