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For all the government’s talk of a green industrial revolution, it is off to a slow start

Commenting on the government's ten point climate plan, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“For all the government's talk of a 'green industrial revolution', it is off to a slow start with this plan. Ministers must do more to build a fairer, greener economy with decent work at its heart and deliver a just transition for workers.

"The prime minister should step up his ambition on jobs. TUC research shows that fast-tracked spending on green infrastructure could create 1.24 million good jobs by 2022.

“A proper green jobs drive can stop mass unemployment, power our economic recovery and help tackle the climate crisis. No more excuses – it’s time the prime minister put his money where his mouth is.”

Notes to Editors:

  • The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.

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020 7467 1248 

 

Original article link: https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/all-governments-talk-green-industrial-revolution-it-slow-start

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