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TUC: ‘Just transition’ needed to decarbonise the economy

Commenting on the government’s announcement yesterday of plans for a legal target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“We now need a fair and robust plan to get there that everyone can get behind. That means government, business and trade unions working together on a ‘just transition’.

“Working people must have a say through transition agreements in their workplaces. And there must be a guaranteed path to high-quality work in a green economy for anyone whose job may be at risk.”

Editors note

  • The Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change included a commitment to a ‘just transition of the workforce and the creation of decent work and quality jobs’. As of May 2019, the agreement has been signed by 194 states including the UK.

 

Original article link: https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/%E2%80%98just-transition%E2%80%99-needed-decarbonise-economy-says-tuc

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