Austerity vs. the Planet:The Future of Labour Environmentalism

Kahle, Trish
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Publisher:  The Bullet
Date Written:  26/04/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19298

Last December members of the International Trade Union Confederation joined other civil society activists in a mass sit-in at the COP21 talks in Paris. Unionists and their allies, some 400 strong, filled the social space adjacent to the negotiating rooms for several hours, in defiance of a French ban on protests that remained in effect in the wake of the November 13 terrorist attacks. The ITUC delegation demanded the negotiators go back to the table and make a serious effort to incorporate labour's demands for a just transition – which, at its heart, is concerned with making sure workers in environmentally unsustainable industries are retrained and put to work building a new, sustainable economy.

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