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TUC: Unions call for cross-party commission to agree climate emergency plans
The TUC yesterday (Monday) published A just transition to a greener, fairer economy – a roadmap to meeting the needs of working people in the transition to a low-carbon economy.
It was launched at an event yesterday, with speakers including Shadow Environment Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey and Deputy Chair of the Committee on Climate Change Baroness Brown.
The roadmap sets out proposals for:
- A Just Transition Commission: a cross-party national commission including business, consumers and unions to plan a clear and funded path to a low-carbon economy.
- Workplace Transition Agreements: to put workers’ voices at the heart of transition plans in every workplace where change is required.
- Transition skills funding: so that every worker has access to training in the new skills needed for a low carbon economy, and guaranteed pathways to new work.
- Employment standard protections: to ensure new jobs in the low carbon economy are not of lower quality than jobs that are changed or superseded.
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady yesterday said:
“Trade unions are committed to addressing the climate emergency. A greener economy can be a fairer economy too, with new work and better jobs right across Britain.
“It’s vital to avoid the mistakes of the 1980s, when industrial change devastated communities because workers had no say. This time we need a plan that everyone can get behind, with workers’ voices at the heart of it.
“That’s why we’re calling for a politicians, businesses, consumers and unions to make those plans together, through a Just Transition Commission.”
- Just Transition roadmap: The full document A just transition to a greener, fairer economy can be found herehttps://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/A_Just_Transition_To_A_Greener_Fairer_Economy.pdf
- Launch event: The event takes place at 2.30pm in Congress House. A small number of places are available to journalists. Please contact email@example.com if you wish to attend.
- International commitment to Just Transition: 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.
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