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Workers Can’t Wait: Just Transition Now – Building Global Labour Power For Climate Justice

By Sam Mason, - COP26 Coalition, February 3, 2022

We are facing multiple crisis of climate, health, economic, social and political. Pre-existing global and national inequalities have been acutely highlighted as has the precariousness of work, particularly for migrant and informal workers. A Just Transition means that workers do not have to choose between job security and protecting nature and the environment. Guaranteeing social justice and providing decent jobs provides the foundation for trust for workers and their families in the future. Any response to the climate crisis must address a global climate justice new deal for workers and communities.


  • Welcome by Mr. Paul Nowak, deputy general secretary TUC
  • Panel discussion with union leaders from the global south and north moderated by Ms. Sam Mason, National Policy Officer, UK.
  • Mr. Dave Moxham, Deputy General Secretary STUC, Scotland
  • Ms. Rhoda Boateng, ITUC Africa
  • Tamara Muñoz, CUT Chile
  • Mr. Enos Mbodi, NUMSA, South Africa
  • Closing words by Ms. Suzanne Jeffery, coordinator Campaign CC and Mr. Bert De Wel, climate policy officer ITUC.

Organised in collaboration with:

  • Campaign against Climate Change, International Trade Union Confederation

Part of From the Ground Up: Global Gathering for Climate Justice – a space for our movements to come together, strategise, and build power for systemic change.

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