BWU Youth Arm Activities

Serena Browne (ITF Young Transport Workers Committee – Americas Representative) is the Youth Coordinator for the ITF affiliated Barbados Workers Union (BWU). She highlights some activities of BWU Youth Arms; Brightening up Thelma Vaughn Memorial Home Barbados Workers’ Union Youth Arm’s outreach programme the committee endeavoured to brighten up our adopted home, the Thelma Vaughn Memorial Home on Saturday […]

November 4, 2015

Climate Change Action Day

Indonesian Railway Workers Union (SPKA) Youth, taking part in the climate change action day. Because “Our Public Transport Reduces Emissions and ..” “Improves Air quality” “Improves Safety” “Creates millions of Jobs” “Opens up spaces” “Improves Mobility”

October 6, 2015

COIN research shows current climate engagement strategies are failing to reach young people

Today COIN releases ‘Young Voices’, a major new report looking at young people’s attitudes to climate change. Supported by the Grantham Institute at the London School of Economics, it is the first study to ask young people themselves how to engage their peers more effectively, and to propose and test new climate change narratives specifically […]

October 30, 2014

Young workers in South & South East Asia call for urgent action on climate change

27 young workers came together from across South & South East Asia to discuss climate change during a seminar in Lonavala, India held at the NUSI training centre (National Union of Seafarers of India) on 26-27 November 2013. One outcome from the seminar was a statement (see below) to the S&SE Asian young transport workers […]

November 29, 2013

Green Jobs for Youth

The Asia Pacific Green Jobs Network ( is pleased to invite you to join the e-discussion on Green Jobs for Youth. The online discussion (until 20 December 2012) is co-moderated by Mr Vincent Jugault, Senior Environment and Decent Work Specialist, ILO ROAP, Bangkok and Mr Matthieu Cognac, Youth Employment Specialist, ILO ROAP, Bangkok. The discussion series also […]

December 11, 2012

No Social Justice Without Environmental Protection

By Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary Rio de Janeiro, 22 June 2012 (ITUC OnLine):  The global trade union movement is bitterly disappointed at the Declaration of the Rio+20 Summit, a declaration that lacks the concrete measures necessary now to end senseless environmental destruction, drive investment into the green economy to create jobs and reduce  the […]

June 26, 2012

TUC Statement on the Rio Declaration

There will be no social justice without environmental protection The international trade union movement came to Rio with a set of clear demands and an agenda that integrates the three dimensions of sustainable development, supporting a social protection floor, decent and green jobs and a financial transactions tax. We recognise that the Rio Declaration that […]

June 21, 2012

Trade union statement to Rio+20 summit

An impatient Trade Union Assembly in Rio on 11-13 June adopted a statement which represents an important step forward, in which it realises “that our current profit-driven production and consumption model, identified as the source of rising social inequalities and environmental degradation, must be replaced if a truly sustainable development is to be achieved”. It […]

June 20, 2012

Trade unions on the move for Rio+20

The United Nations’ Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20 will focus on the green economy and the institutional framework for sustainability. It has broadened its agenda to cover other topics, such as social inclusion, energy, employment, etc. In order to make an impact, we will focus on three key dimensions: influencing the negotiations mobilising and […]

June 11, 2012

Youth movement calls for Jobs in Green Economy

On the 27th September, at the opening of the Tunza International Conference for Children and Youth in Bandung, Indonesia, over 1,400 participants highlighted the need for Job Opportunities in a Green Economy. They also pointed out the lack of Green Job initiatives and skill shortages as major constraints to employment growth and the transition to […]

September 28, 2011