“Trudeau needs unions to achieve his ambitious climate agenda”, by Carla Lipsig-Mummé

Originally published in The Hill Times, No. 1319, February 1, 2016, and also published in the University of Toronto’s (CIRHR) Perry Work Report, February 12, 2016.

“Trudeau needs unions to achieve his ambitious climate agenda”, written by Carla Lipsig-Mummé.

“In recent research, the International Labour Organization found that the world of work in industrialized countries like Canada produces 80 per cent of human-created greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why the transition to a green economy will require the transition of work: adapt work to mitigate the greenhouse gases produced by work itself.

Prime Minister Trudeau has invited Canada’s unions to bring their expertise to one of his new government’s top priorities: climate change.

His request has a lot of people talking. He made the appeal at an historic meeting of last fall, the first time in more than 50 years that a sitting Prime Minister has attended the Canadian Labour Congress’ gathering of union leaders…”

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