Global: Green jobs – Our challenge, our future

August 12 is the UN’s International Youth Day and young people all over the planet are mobilising around the theme: “Sustainability: Our Challenge, Our Future”. To mark the event,  global union confederation ITUC and its youth committee have decided to focus specifically on climate change and green jobs, as young trade unionists are fighting today for the right to have sustainable, decent, green jobs.

Young trade unionists want to be part of the solution for a fairer, environmentally responsible society that respects human and labour rights. They share the double ambition to achieve solidarity today while also protecting future needs.

They stress the need to support and assist those who are the most vulnerable during the transition process and the need to build a sustainable green economy that simultaneously creates new jobs while addressing environmental, economic and social inequalities.

ITUC news release • 12 August 2009

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