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Green networks spreading across the EU

Posted on: 2011-07-20 11:25:56

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The EUROPEAN TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (EUTC) is calling for discussions with the EU’s Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, on how the workplace and social dialogue can play a part in European energy efficiency policy.

It's a timely intervention. A new EU study shows unions in Germany, France, Belgium, Romania and the UK leading highly diverse initiatives with employers and other agencies. It says the TUC’s Green Workplaces projects are “positively perceived, with many companies and employers taking part.” Governments should “provide incentives to social partners for by making clear the benefits that can flow to both sides.” 

“ETUC was founded in 1973, it now represents 83 trade
union organisations in 36 European countries, plus 12 industry-basedfederations".

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