Monthly Archives: August 2009

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 […]
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Global: Green jobs can kill you

While politicians worldwide are all waxing lyrical about the wonders of green jobs, few are actually giving any attention to the workers who will end up doing them. Recycling, for example, is one of the UK’s mostly deadly industries. And this includes high tech industries – computer and TV recycling exposes workers to lead and […]
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Global: Not glamorous, but green

Everybody is talking about green jobs.  Well, at least about the more glamorous and desirable ones: green architects, wind power engineers, solar technicians, etc.  But, reports Michael Renner of the Worldwatch Institute, by far the most numerous green jobs in the world – at least 15 million – are a little bit like a dirty […]
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