Greener Jobs Alliance (GJA) Newsletter No. 32 – May – June 2021
The Greener Jobs Alliance 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 transition to a low carbon and resource efficient economy can drive sustainable economic recovery and job creation in every part of the country as well as making existing jobs more secure. But this requires a more strategic national and local approach to deliver the workforce skills needed and to stimulate demand for clean energy and energy efficiency services.
The Greener Jobs Alliance liaises at a national and local level to build the broadest possible support for the policies, investment, partnerships and commitments needed to drive the transition to a low carbon economy.
The Greener Jobs Alliance liaises with training bodies, colleges, universities, employers, local and national government, trade unions, housing associations, campaign and community groups – to build the policies, investment and partnerships needed to drive the transition to a low carbon economy.
The GJA runs a number of ‘free’ courses on the environment for Trade Union Reps in different parts of the UK which have been attended by a number of CWU Reps.
The GJA came into existence as a result of funding from Battersea and Wandsworth TUC.
The founder GJA Secretary and Newsletter editor was Graham Petersen who is well known to the CWU and has a long standing working relationship with the Union. He is a former TUC Tutor and Course Designer who created Safety Reps training courses and the successful TUC Occupational Health & Safety Diploma Course. He was the head of the Trade Union Studies Centre at South Thames College before retirement from the post and has been a visitor and guest speaker at CWU events and meetings. After 30 Editions, Graham stood down at the GJA AGM on 2 February and has handed over to Paul Atkin as newsletter editor and Tahir Latif as GJA Secretary. Graham remains a GJA Steering Group member and is now working part time for the Wales TUC having recently written a publication for them “Greener workplaces for a just transition – a Wales TUC toolkit for trade unionists”.
The CWU Health, Safety & Environment Department have thanked Graham for his excellent and dedicated work and input over the years on health, safety & environmental issues and campaigning.
See attached copy of the GJA Newsletter No.32 for May-June 2021.
Contents of GJA Newsletter No 32:
- Editorial – From G7 to COP
- Global union movement prepared for COP263
- Just transition – The scores are in for the UK
- Aviation and climate change – busting the myths
- Will Government let Eurostar go bust while bailing out airlines?
- Union Conference roundup – National Education Union
- From the Ground Up
- Fairer Greener Future
- Support for Tertiary Education from SOS UK
- Debate: Climate Jobs and Net-Zero
- Net-Zero. ITUC draft position
- The stats of the month
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer