In a statement published on 5 September, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) called on its 90 affiliated national trade union organisations to commit to achieving a “just transition”, by actively participating in their respective countries during the week of demonstrations due to take place around the world between September 20 and 27. The statement refers to the Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) movement, which has listed how unions from around the world are acting in the face of climate change. The ETUC wants to encourage trade unions from all European countries to take part in this movement. The message conveyed by Ludovic Voet, ETUC Confederal Secretary, responsible for climate change, is very clear. He says: “Trade unions need to be at the forefront of the climate movement to ensure that we achieve a green economy and society through a socially-fair transition that leaves no worker or part of Europe behind.”
In its statement, the ETUC also announced that it will take part in the demonstration scheduled to take place in Brussels on 20 September.