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Sound management of chemicals: key for improving workers´ and communities´ health in Latin America

Authors: Laura Martín, Laura Maffei and Isamar Escalona

Published: September 2014

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Trade union seminar: water and mining, at the center of social-environmental conflicts in Peru

Where: Arequipa, Peru

When: 17 and 18 July 2014

From 17 to 18 July, in Arequipa, men and women workers from CATP, CUT Perú y CGTP gather in a training seminar "“The transition towards social and environmentally sustainable economies". This time, the seminar focused on mining and water, two key issues which are at the center of social conflicts in the country.

Trade union seminar: the Transition towards sustainability

Where: Huancayo, Peru

When: 11 and 12 July 2014

As it’s the case with the rest of Peru, the central area of the country has great heterogeneity between regions, among them some of the poorest: Huancavelica and Pasco, with a poverty index surpassing 45% in 2013. It is also a region with serious environmental impacts as a result of the different industrial and extractive activities that have taken place in the las century.

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September 24, 2014

Self consumption and small distributed power generation from renewables could create 136,000 jobs in Spain

Self consume and distributed power generation from renewables could create a significant number of direct (79,111) and indirect jobs (56,668), according to the findings of a study launched by the Trade Union Institute of Work, Environment and Health (ISTAS-CCOO) 

September 19, 2014

Here’s why the unions are mobilising for climate action this sunday by Sharan Burrow

From the streets of New York to the boulevards of Paris, working people, their families and their unions will turn out on Sunday 21 September for climate action.

Read the complete article in Equaltimes

September 17, 2014

The Peoples Climate March heats up the fall

Do we want results? Do we want more action? Then we must take to the streets to make our demand heard. The peoples’ climate march is calling for global action on 21st and 22nd September.

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UK Unions4climate

By Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary

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