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Trade Unions In The Green Economy

Author : Nora Räthzel
ISBN : 9781849714648
Genre : Business & Economics
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Combating climate change will increasingly impact on production industries and the workers they employ as production changes and consumption is targeted. Yet research has largely ignored labour and its responses. This book brings together sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, historians, economists, and representatives from international and local unions based in Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Taiwan, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA. Together they open up a new area of research: Environmental Labour Studies. The authors ask what kind of environmental policies are unions in different countries and sectors developing. How do they aim to reconcile the protection of jobs with the protection of the environment? What are the forms of cooperation developing between trade unions and environmental movements, especially the so-called Red-Green alliances? Under what conditions are unions striving to create climate change policies that transcend the economic system? Where are they trying to find solutions that they see as possible within the present socio-economic conditions? What are the theoretical and practical implications of trade unions' "Just Transition", and the problems and perspectives of "Green Jobs"? The authors also explore how food workers' rights would contribute to low carbon agriculture, the role workers' identities play in union climate change policies, and the difficulties of creating solidarity between unions across the global North and South. Trade Unions in the Green Economy opens the climate change debate to academics and trade unionists from a range of disciplines in the fields of labour studies, environmental politics, environmental management, and climate change policy. It will also be useful for environmental organisations, trade unions, business, and politicians.

Workers And Trade Unions For Climate Solidarity

Author : Paul Hampton
ISBN : 9781317554349
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book is a theoretically rich and empirically grounded account of UK trade union engagement with climate change over the last three decades. It offers a rigorous critique of the mainstream neoliberal and ecological modernisation approaches, extending the concepts of Marxist social and employment relations theory to the climate realm. The book applies insights from employment relations to the political economy of climate change, developing a model for understanding trade union behaviour over climate matters. The strong interdisciplinary approach draws together lessons from both physical and social science, providing an original empirical investigation into the climate politics of the UK trade union movement from high level officials down to workplace climate representatives, from issues of climate jobs to workers’ climate action. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers in environmental politics, climate change and environmental sociology.

Health At Work Ageing And Environmental Effects On Future Social Security And Labour Law Systems

Author : Nuno Cerejeira Namora
ISBN : 9781527525702
Genre : Law
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This volume analyses the most important problems and challenges that health, age and the environment introduce in the labour market, and how these factors affect both the way people work and their rights. The contributions here focus on the main challenges for social security systems, lawmakers and trade unions, and provide important solutions to improve workers’ rights and guarantee the viability of public social security systems. Other topics analysed here include dress-codes and whistleblowing in companies. From the labour point of view, workers’ representatives and trade unions must take action in collective bargaining to deal with these topics and adequately protect the workforce. The authors here are drawn from countries such as Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Poland, Brazil and Colombia, providing a global perspective. The book will appeal to lawyers, legal and human resources experts, economists, judges, academics and staff from trade unions and employers’ representation. The volume features insights and contributions in different languages, with chapters in Spanish (13), English (7) and Portuguese (2).

Political Science

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ISBN : OSU:32435085414183
Genre : Electronic journals
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Greening Auto Jobs

Author : Caleb Goods
ISBN : 9780739189818
Genre : Business & Economics
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Greening Auto Jobs: A Critical Analysis of the Green Job Solution provides a major contribution to the growing and important field of environmental sociology and labor studies by providing a theoretical and practical understanding of how the broader political-economic relations of society affect the relationship between labor and the environment.

Sustainable Economy And Sustainable Employment

Author : Christa Larsen
ISBN : 9783957101167
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 29. 94 MB
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In the past years, sustainability has again become a theme in both academic and political discourses. Even though they often focus on green(ing) jobs and skills as recently emerged policy fields, also the different aspects of sustainable employment are increasingly receiving attention. As the labour market observatories face the challenge of capturing the developments on the regional and local labour markets in regard to green jobs/skills and sustainable employment, the EN RLMM anthology seeks to clarify different conceptual and methodological issues with the aim to advance regional and local labour market monitoring efforts in this field. The publication focuses on monitoring approaches concerned with jobs and skills in the green(ing) sectors and sustainable employment on the level of European regions and localities. It is explored, how the above mentioned issues can be integrated in the continuously conducted regional and local labour market monitoring and how different stakeholders on the regional and local level can use the generated labour market data for their steering and strategy development activities.

International Journal Of Labour Research

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ISBN : MINN:31951P01184469G
Genre : Globalization
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Our Planet

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ISBN : UCLA:L0107744203
Genre : Environmental policy
File Size : 78. 16 MB
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Report Of Annual Trades Union Congress

Author : Trades Union Congress
ISBN : 1850062129
Genre : Labor unions
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Green Careers In Energy Union Training Programs For Green Jobs

Author : Peterson's
ISBN : 9780768930290
Genre : Business & Economics
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Looking for information on great green programs provided by labor unions? As part of Peterson's Green Careers in Energy, this eBook offers profiles of ten labor unions that offer apprenticeship and training programs to upgrade members' skills for the green energy economy, including the National Labor College, which grants undergraduate degrees and certificates to AFL-CIO members. Union information includes contact information, details about the union, and info on the programs and training.

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