January 9, 2022
From Socialist Project

Discussion of the Draft Interim Report and the Program for a Public Low-Carbon Energy Future.

Focusing mainly on the power sector, the Program is an attempt to rally the international trade union movement behind an ambitious political effort to bring about a fundamental shift in climate and energy policy. This shift is needed both to correct the failures of the market model and to ensure that the energy transition is socially just, economically viable, and effective in terms of reaching climate goals.

Introduction by Irene HongPing Shen (TUED).

  • Roz Foyer – General Secretary of Scottish Trade Union Congress.
  • Karine Granger – Conseil Supérieur de l’Energie, CGT (France).
  • Muriel Marcelo – Conseil Supérieur de l’Energie, CGT (France).
  • Sam Mason – Public and Commercial Services Union (UK).
  • David Boys – Deputy General Secretary, Public Services International (PSI).
  • Sean Sweeney – Coordinator, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED).
  • Zwelinzima Vavi – General Secretary, South African Federation of Trade Unions.
  • Rodolfo Kempf – Energy Transition Coordinator, Central de Trabajadores de la Argentina Autónoma (CTA Autónoma).
  • Jan Winde – Vice President Government Sector Administration, FNV (Netherlands).
  • Bárbara Figueroa – Secretary of Sustainable Development, Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA).
  • Ozzi Warwick – Chief Education and Research Officer, Oilfield Workers Trade Union, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Stephen Smellie – Deputy Convener, UNISON, Scotland and Just Transition Partnership.

See full text “Trade Union Program for a Public, Low-Carbon, Energy Future.” Also see “Trade Unions and Climate Change.”

Source: Socialistproject.ca