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SUSTAINABLE JOBS IN A GREEN ECONOMY

INSTITUTE OF EMPLOYMMENT RIGHTS (IER)

A Think Tank for the Labour Movement
 
Dear Colleague

Reminder from the Institute of Employment Rights:

Sustainable jobs in a green economy: The role of trade unions and collective bargaining

Tuesday 18th May 2010, London

I would be grateful if you could distribute this message to colleagues, activists, networks and members. The weblink where you can find out more and book places is here: http://www.ier.org.uk/node/461
 
If you have any queries concerning the seminar, please contact me at the details below.

Best wishes
Phelim

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Sustainable jobs in a green economy: The role of trade unions and collective bargaining

A seminar
Tuesday 18th May 2010, London
1:30m – 4:15pm
At NUT Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD

Map here: http://www.hamilton-house.org.uk/contacts.htm

Organised by The Institute of Employment Rights

The Institute is honoured to have Victoria Lambropoulos, an academic at Deakin University, Australia present for this seminar. Victoria will bring expertise in the debates which have happened in Australia around what constructive role trade unions can take in collectively bargaining for a green economy. Victoria will be joined by Sian Jones from the CWU, and Sarah Pearce from the TUC’s Greenworkplaces project.

Climate change is an issue which affects all workers and one which trade unions have been strong in engaging their membership – this includes the increase in environmental audits and green workplace reps. So what role can unions play in creating and maintaining sustainable jobs? What way can unions engage in greening the economy?

Speakers: Sian Jones, CWU; Victoria Lambropoulos, Deakin University, Australia; Sarah Pearce, TUC.

Full programme here: http://www.ier.org.uk/node/461

Phelim MacCafferty
Projects and Events Officer
Institute of Employment Rights
179 Preston Road
Brighton East Sussex
BN1 6AG
t: 01273 330819
e: phelim@ier.org.uk
http://www.ier.org.uk

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Youth Unemployment

Youth Unemployment

YOUTH FIGHT FOR JOBS

 

 

Youth Fight for Jobs is to have a national demonstration against youth unemployment. Youth Fight for Jobs is supported by the RMT, the PCS and the CWU, and will be calling a national demonstration on 28 November around the slogans “for real jobs – for free education”.

Ben Robinson, Youth Fight for Jobs chair, said “There is absolutely no evidence of this recession ending for young people. Job losses continue to rise, vacancies are still falling, and the unemployment figures continue to rise.”

“What does the government offer? For college students hoping for university places next week, tens of thousands of them will be unable to get in because of Browns penny pinching. For all those in education, there will be over £65 million worth of cuts enforced. Against a background of lowered living standards for the majority, the Westminster consensus is university fees will rise. For young people on the dole, the Future Jobs Fund will be wholly inadequate and is open to exploitation of young people.”

“That is why we are getting organised and fighting back. We are calling a national demonstration on 28 November to bring together young people and trade unionists to call for a real program of job creation, for a decent education system open to all. We are also calling a lobby of Parliament in September to coincide with the next set of unemployment figures.”

“Our members have been down to picket lines supporting the CWU postal workers on strike today, building unity amongst workers and young people to say that we won’t pay for the bosses’ crisis.”

Youth Fight for Jobs was launched through a ‘March for Jobs’ to the G20 meeting in London on 2nd April. Over 600 unemployed youth, young workers, graduates and school leavers marched through four of the poorest boroughs in London before rallying at the G20 meeting. Youth Fight for Jobs is supported by three major trade unions, the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT), the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) and the Communications Workers Union (CWU).

For more information on Youth Fight for Jobs see: http://www.youthfightforjobs.com/

Video of the Youth Fight for Jobs march, Thursday 2nd April, at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJP72UXdBeY

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