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Occupational exposures: Experiences on advancing a more sustainable management of chemicals

A side event at the ICCM4 presented the Trade Unions campaign, their experiences around SAICM implementation and workers priorities towards 2020. It also linked to the stories shared in the Special Rapporteur Report.

Argentine Unions committed to the fight against climate change

Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 20th 2015.

Trade unions in Argentina discussed and arrived at 14 joint commitments regarding the fight against climate change. Argentine unions are deeply committed to a sustainable future which includes reducing emissions, improving efficiency and guaranteeing the protection of workers. Sustainlabour was in attendance to contribute and participate in the discussion.

Peruvian trade unions for Climate Action

On August 27 in Lima Peru the three major unions CATP, CUT and CGTP met to agree on a message for climate action and reducing emissions.  On emissions reductions, efficiency improvements and protection of workers, Peruvian trade union organizations show their strong commitment towards a sustainable future.

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October 19, 2015

Civil society publishes review of national climate targets

Step-change needed to get a Paris Agreement that’s ambitious and fair

(Bonn, Germany, 19 October, 2015) – A review of country climate targets reflecting the twin pillars of science and equity has been released by civil society ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris.

September 25, 2015

Fighting toxic work

At the ICCM4 unions will launch a video and a publication on problems and solutions for occupational exposures to chemical hazards. 

September 17, 2015

Trade unions deliver demands for Paris Climate Agreement to French Foreign Minister/COP21 President

Laurent Fabius, the French Foreign Minister and incoming President of the UN climate talks COP21, addressed the Trade Union Climate Summit 80 days before the start of the climate talks in Paris.

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Sharan Burrow. ITUC SG

If you expose us, we'll expose you. A excellent article on chemical risks for workers on the occasion of International Workers Memorial Day, 28 of April. 

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United Steelworkers (USW) putting breast cancer out of work

In partnership with the BlueGreen Alliance (an alliance that unites the largest union and environmental organizations), the USW launched a campaign to Put Breast Cancer Out of Work. Through this initiative they aim to prevent breast cancer and other chronic diseases by promoting safer alternatives to the current use of dangerous chemicals.

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