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The Transition towards Sustainability in Peru: trade unions proposals

Authors: Laura Maffei, Laura Martin and Julio Rivera

Published: September 2014 (DRAFT)

The Study “Towards a greener and fair economy in Peru: trade unions´ proposals” provides an in-depth description of Peruvian trade unions proposals on the transiton towards a sustainable economy for three key sectors: mining, water management and fisheries. It contains a background section identifying a summary description of main social and environmental challenges faced by Peru.

Reducing emissions from the workplace

Authors: Laura Martín, Julio Rivera

Published: September 2014 (DRAFT)

The report “Reducing emissions from the workplace” provides an in-depth description of a selection of trade union initiatives to reduce GHG emissions at national, sectoral, and workplace level from Belgium, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. It contains as well, a general compilation of different initiatives undertaken by different trade unions around the developed and developing world.

Waste management transitions: environmental aims and labour outputs

Authors: Laura Martín

Published: September 2014 (DRAFT)

The Waste management transitions in 4 cities: environmental aims and labour outputs” report analyses environmental and socio-labour outputs of current waste management initiatives in 4 cities: Montevideo (Uruguay), Ahmedabad and Pune (India), and San Francisco (USA). The study focuses on recycling policies and on how formal and informal workers associations assess and get involved with these processes.

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October 20, 2014

ISO is failing the standard test

Standards underpinning safety management at work should be a good thing, right? Right – but only if they are good ones. And the draft standard cooked up by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), warns ITUC general secretary Sharan Burrow, is far from good.


October 7, 2014

October 7 – World Day for Decent Work 2014: Justice for Workers - Climate Justice

The world is on an unsustainable path. Vast numbers of working people face insecurity in their jobs and the highest levels of inequality in living memory. One half of working families have experienced unemployment or reduced working hours in the past two years, while 1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty

October 6, 2014

Slaves to fish shrimps

Slavery, murder & suicide in Thailand's fishing industry. Modern day slavery in the Thai fishing industry was exposed by a six-month Guardian investigation. See their video here


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Valerie Denney. IPEN


Global Lead Paint Elimination Picks Up Steam

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