Billed as the biggest global conversation ever, the ‘global day of action to climate and employment-proof our work’ took place took place last week (22nd September). Organised by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the initiative saw workers around the world invite their employers to discuss future business plans with a commitment to a sustainable and greener future.
Fórsa joined workers and other unions from Bangladesh to Wales to voice concerns over the deteriorating capacity of our planet to sustain life.
Greenpeace International executive director Jennifer Morgan spoke about why workers need to voice our climate change concerns to employers. "Jobs and livelihoods are serious concerns for people, and so is the health of our precious planet. That's why we need to talk about climate and employment together.
"The world cannot afford to go back to the polluting, profiteering ways it was before the pandemic. Let's work together and create a future with secure jobs, sustainable economies, and a safe and healthy living planet," she said.
The ITUC also launched a guide on how unions and their members can engage employers on workplace climate action.
More recently, the United Workers Union in Australia launched a report that found more than 50% of people thought climate change was impacting people's working conditions.
To read the full report you can click here.
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