date: 31 March 2010
embargo: For immediate release
Commenting on the Government's consultation on its low carbon skills strategy, announced today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
'This consultation sets in motion an important debate about how the UK can build its skills base to adapt to a new economic and social environment, with a greater role for low carbon industries and different ways of living and working to reflect the effects of climate change.
'We particularly welcome the 2,500 new apprenticeships in the wind energy sector and the recognition that trade unions have an important role to play through the Forum for Just Transition and our green workplaces initiative.'
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Issued: 31 March, 2010