Friday, March 18, 2011

Transport Workers and Climate Change

International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)

Climate change conference Mexico City
The ITF is committed to playing an active role in supporting and coordinating trade union initiatives on climate change. As transport is a significant and growing source of carbon emissions it is key that transport unions are able to put forward their views on transport emissions and climate change.

ITF General Secretary David Cockroft has called for unions to discuss and coordinate a collective trade union response to climate change as an integral part of wider campaigns against neoliberal globalisation. The ITF’s work on climate change has been growing through research, development of policy papers,  education material, conferences and meetings.

The ITF’s first special conference on climate change was held immediately prior to congress in Mexico City in August 2010. The conference was highly successful and allowed for wide-ranging debate on climate change issues. It provided the opportunity for affiliates to discuss and agree ITF policy and future strategies on climate change and to ensure that the interests and needs of all categories of transport workers are represented. A discussion document on climate change was prepared for this conference and is available to download in six languages.

Read Document HERE.

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