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.
On the 7th and 8th of July, 2015 trade union representatives met -to evaluate and reflect on the progress and needs for further action in sound management of chemicals. The meeting had the support of the Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Where: Rosario, Argentina
When: 16 June 2015
As part of the activities organized by the National University of Rosario in the framework of the "Week for Dignity in Science", Sutainlabour presented its work on chemical risk in Latin America.
At the ICCM4 unions will launch a video and a publication on problems and solutions for occupational exposures to chemical hazards.
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.
With 2015 tipped to be the hottest year on record “by a mile”, negotiators gathering in Bonn this week had a timely reminder of what’s at stake as unprecedented hurricanes and record-breaking heat cast their shadow over the talks.
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.