Greener Jobs Alliance (GJA) – On Line Training Courses For Trade Union Reps (‘Just Transition’, Climate Change Awareness & Air Quality):
The Greener Jobs Alliance, campaigns around greening the workplace, climate change and environmental issues and was launched to promote skills training and job creation to meet the needs of Britain’s rapidly growing low carbon sectors and to green the whole economy. The GJA has worked closely with the CWU Health, Safety & Environment Department since its creation by GJA Secretary and former TUC Tutor Graham Petersen.
The GJA launched its new and updated training materials and courses for unions and their supporters at this year’s TUC last month.
Here is an outline of the three GJA on-line short courses:-
A Trade Union Guide to Just Transition (New)
The GLA hopes this new course will act as a new resource going forward. There is a crucial need for a course that explores the meaning of the term ‘Just Transition’ and why it should be a priority for unions. Importantly, the course contains plenty of examples of positive case studies as well as guidance on how to implement it in the workplace. As always, the GJA is interested in feedback on how the course was used and how it can be improved. Social justice must be at the heart of the development of a net-zero carbon economy.
The course covers:
- The meaning and history of the term “Just Transition”
- Why it should be a priority issue
- UK and international policies and case studies
- Ideas for developing an action plan
It is aimed at trade unionists and anyone wishing to improve their understanding of why “Just Transition” should be central to climate change policy.
[Just Transition is a framework developed by the trade union movement to encompass a range of social interventions needed to secure workers’ rights and livelihoods when economies are shifting to sustainable production, primarily avoiding waste, pollution and climate change and protecting biodiversity and the Environment.]
Climate Change Awareness (updated)
This short introductory course is aimed at trade unionists and anyone wishing to develop their understanding of the issues around climate change. The course is divided into 4 modules. The modules contain background information, short videos, graphs and illustrations.
Module 1: Climate Change Explained
Module 2: International Responses
Module 3: Trade Union Responses
Module 4: Getting Involved
At the end of each section, there are references and links to additional materials if you want to go further. There are no formal tests and you can work through the materials at your own pace but there are optional quizzes to check your understanding at the end of modules 1, 2 and 3.
Air Quality – a trade union issue (Updated)
The following issues will be explored in this free online course. It is made up of 3 modules.
Module 1: The Causes and Health Impacts of Air Pollution
Module 2: The Law and Government Policy
Module 3: Trade Union Responses and Campaigns
To Access the Courses go to:- http://www.greenerjobsalliance.co.uk/courses/
Further Information From:-
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer