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Germany’s IG BCE and chemical employers call for just transition

27 September, 2012IndustriALL’s German affiliate IG BCE has issued a joint policy paper with employer associations regarding the effects of the energy transition in Germany on the chemicals industry.

Trade unions examine global energy issues

18 October, 2012The Cornell Global Labor Institute and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation hosted a conference entitled "Energy Emergency - Energy Transition: Developing Trade Union Strategies for a Global Transition" from 10 to 12 October, 2012.

Climate change requires Just Transition

24 November, 2015IndustriALL Global Union supports a strong worldwide agreement in the COP21 talks in Paris in order to manage climate change. But we need to take care of our workers. That means industrial transformation and just transition into a low-carbon society.

IndustriALL's initial reaction to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change decision CP.21 and Paris Agreement

14 December, 2015The Paris Agreement, released on Saturday 12 December, has already been hailed by some as an historic achievement, and by others as a historic failure. These reactions do not help us to understand what it is, and what it is not.

Winning a Just Transition to a sustainable economy

29 March, 2016IndustriALL Global Union, the ITUC and the US trade union congress, AFL-CIO, met in Washington DC from 23-24 March to discuss how the global labour movement will tackle policy pressures resulting from the Paris Agreement reached at the COP21 climate summit last December. 

Unions in Sri Lanka march for sustainable industrial policy

14 December, 2017IndustriALL affiliates in Sri Lanka gathered in Colombo on 6-7 December to discuss the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability challenges. They committed to build capacity, evolve consensus and intensify engagement with government towards sustainable industrial policy.

Electrical sector in Latin America builds unity and strength

24 July, 2017Union representatives from Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala and El Salvador shared two days of intensive discussions on the situation in the electrical sector in the region, and agreed to work to achieve unity and strength.

Standing up for workers’ rights at ILC 2018

14 June, 2018During the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference, held in Geneva on 28 May to 8 June, issues important for the labour movement, like a convention for gender based violence in the world of work and violations of ILO conventions, were discussed. 

What is Just Transition?

12 May, 2017Sustainability is defined as the ability to meet the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. A Just Transition is, quite simply, a pathway – the only pathway – to that sustainable future.

Indian mine unions to launch joint campaign for adoption of ILO convention 176

11 August, 2016At the national mining conference on 2 – 3 August, Indian mining unions decided to intensify efforts to improve safe working conditions, protect the rights of precarious workers and called for a Just Transition when combatting climate change.