Skip to comments.Union leaders: World climate meet must include green, decent jobs
Posted on 04/15/2011 10:33:09 AM PDT by wheresmyusa
International trade union leaders meeting April 12 in Madrid with the UN Panel on Sustainability and business and NGO representatives are calling for decisive and ambitious climate action in the lead-up to the Durban climate summit at the end of this year, and the "RIO+20" meeting in 2012. The union proposals are centered on a tax on financial transactions, a universal social protection floor, doubling the number of green and decent jobs and ensuring a just transition to a greener future.
"The current economic model is heading us towards more crises, unemployment and environmental degradation", said Zwelizima Vavi, General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, which is a member of South Africa's governing three-party alliance. "If we are serious about addressing the vulnerability of poor workers and communities, RIO+20 needs to shift from piecemeal commitments and deliver a universal social protection floor, which will ensure dignified livelihoods for all. The climate negotiations in Durban must support this effort through the protection of the poorest from a climate perspective: with ambition in terms of emission reductions and climate finance."
RIO+20 is the nickname for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development that will take place in Brazil, June 4-6, 2012, marking the 20th anniversary of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.
"This dialogue is a first step in the mobilization of the trade union movement towards RIO+20," said International Trade Union Confederation general secretary Sharan Burrow. "We share with the Panel the responsibility of ensuring the Rio Summit delivers on concrete actions which will reduce inequalities, create decent jobs, save the climate and protect the environment."
Burrow's organization is an international organization of national labor federations, including the AFL-CIO.
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Great, union leaders demand ‘green, decent jobs’.
Question is how many slaves do they propose to sustain even one single ‘green’ and ‘decent’ job?
“The current economic model is heading us towards more crises, unemployment and environmental degradation”, said Zwelizima Vavi, General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions”
Impress me ,invent or build something ,besides squalor!
Just wave the green wand, sprinkle government pixie dust, click your heals three times and say - there no color like green.
didn’t they find out in Spain that for every green job created, there are 2.3 regular jobs lost?
The only green jobs being created is because governments subsidize them.
In a sane world with free market solutions, green jobs would not be plentiful because the cost of both green jobs and green friendly products is going to be prohibitive.
But democrats do not live in a sane world. They live in cloud cuckooland where the only voice they hear is their own.
“[A]ll that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.” - Winston Churchill
Examples of ‘green, decent’ jobs in USA:
1) Community organizer
2) ACORN Activist who ensures your vote is for the correct green party
3) Earth Liberation Front profession tree sitter
4) The Sheryl Crow: ‘one sheet of toilet paper’ monitor who makes sure you are wiping your arse in a ecological neutral method
5) The Michelle Obama: a calorie counter who makes sure your grocery cart has not gone over the government mandate of calories
More watermelon talk. Green on the outside, red inside.
“If we are serious about addressing the vulnerability of poor workers and communities, RIO+20 needs to shift from piecemeal commitments and deliver a universal social protection floor, which will ensure dignified livelihoods for all.
If that’s not commie-speak, i don’t know what is.”
These cockroaches are trying to take over the earth.
In this topsy-turvy, black is white, night is day, bad is good, world of ours, even color has no chance of staying neutral. Now, that most harmonious, peace-inspiring of all colors, green, has become synonymous with big-brother marxist dystopianism — with the one exception of the Green Movement of Iranian anti-mullahcracy democrats, who are truly who they say they are!
“with the one exception of the Green Movement of Iranian anti-mullahcracy”
Make copies and send them to your membership.
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