Commenting on today’s (Thursday) report by the Committee on Climate Change, which calls for a just transition for workers as ‘a crucial element of a low-carbon transition’, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“The Committee on Climate Change is clear that the change we need can be achieved. The government must now make sure there is a clear and funded path. And it must be a just transition for working people.
“Trade unions stand ready to do our part. Workers who are at the forefront of dealing with the challenges of climate change must have a central voice in plans. A quick and successful transition will need agreements with unions to retrain people with jobs at risk for new work in low carbon industry with good pay and conditions.”