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The future of Industry 4.0 and green technology in the Middle East and North Africa

17 December, 2021On 9 December, IndustriALL and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) jointly hosted the first regional meeting on Industry 4.0 and green technology for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The meeting had around 50 participants from across the region.

Building union power in the renewables supply chain

10 December, 2021Millions of new jobs are being created in the renewable energy supply chain, in sectors represented by IndustriALL. How do unions make sure that these new jobs are good jobs?

Discussing a Just Transition in India

9 December, 2021In the past two weeks, IndustriALL in South Asia organized a webinar for the region, as well as a workshop for Indian affiliates, to discuss the future of work and Just Transition.

Georgian unions prepare to negotiate a Just Transition

9 December, 2021On 4 December, unions in Georgia discussed their response to climate change and future reforms in the global energy balance, within the context of a Just Transition. Due to travel restrictions, foreign experts and guests participated online, while Georgian unionists met in person.

WEBINAR: building union power in renewables

24 November, 2021Less than a month after COP26, IndustriALL Global Union is hosting a webinar on 9 December on the renewable energy supply chain and the key objective of increasing union power to ensure a Just Transition for workers. 

Trade unions at COP26: what we did, what we achieved, and what we need to focus on now

17 November, 2021Trade union delegates, including representatives from IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll Europe, spent two intense weeks lobbying and organizing at COP26 in Glasgow to make sure that workers’ issues were on the agenda at the climate conference.

COP26 concludes with half-hearted Glasgow Climate Pact

16 November, 2021The 26th Conference of the Parties concluded on Saturday, 13 November. Union representatives who attended the conference believe that the final agreement struck on Saturday evening, the so-called Glasgow Climate Pact, lacks the ambition needed to limit global warming to 1.5° C compared to pre-industrial levels as defined in the Paris Agreement.

Just Transition declaration adopted at COP26

5 November, 2021Fourteen governments and the European Commission have adopted an ambitious Just Transition pledge which will provide the framework for an equitable transition to a climate resilient future.

Unions uneasy over South African Just Transition finance deal announced at COP26

4 November, 2021South African trade unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) are supportive of a Just Transition partnership that is inclusive of the workers and poor communities through social dialogue, protects jobs and livelihoods, and promotes a socially owned renewable energy sector.

Coal unions in Colombia, Spain and South Africa meet to exchange ideas

29 October, 2021In mid-October, the Colombian coal workers' union Sintracarbón held a meeting with unions in Spain and South Africa to explore concrete ways to ensure a just energy transition.