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New report: Unions must 'steward' the green skills agenda (25 June 2012)
Key recommendations for the role of unions in stewarding a low-carbon economy include increasing environmental literacy for all; championing fair wages through the transition; standing up for decent and quality jobs and acting as a catalyst in terms of public procurement reform.
The report focuses both on what can be done immediately to ensure unions continue to play this role and lays out a blueprint for the ways in which unions can increase their participation and leadership in the next five years.
Tom Wilson, Director of unionlearn said of the report
We are delighted with the work Capacity Global have done in providing a practical blueprint for union involvement in the biggest change to industrial life for well over a century and outlining the key role unions will continue to play in the economies of the future. “
Maria Adebowale, Director of Capacity Global and author of the report said:
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