ETUC Green Workplaces Network

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The TUC is working with the ETUC to set up a European Green Workplaces Network. We have a year's funding from the European Commission to set up the network, undertake some activities at workplace level and produce a new green reps handbook.

The TUC's Greenworkplace projects are dealing with a whole range of issues at work, from energy saving and recycling initiatives to green travel plans and in the strongest cases setting up new joint environmental committees with management. This is also true of many other trade unions across the EU.

These projects have a huge amount to offer in saving energy and resources, a top priority for the European Commission in 2012.

This first Briefing describes the key aims of the project


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