Media Advisory for Thursday 11th December 2014
TRADE UNIONS QUESTION SILENCE OF PARIS DRAFT TEXT ON JOBS AND WORKERS
WHAT: The current negotiating text ignores the realities of the world of work. Despite trade unions being increasingly mobilized around the world for climate action (as an example, more than a third of the people rallying in the 20,000 Lima demonstration yesterday where union members) and Governments having recognized their role in previous COP decisions and called for the inclusion of specific language on this regard, the current draft text ignores the need to support workers in the transformation of the world of work and secure a “Just Transition”.
WHO: A panel of trade union leaders to speak on the consequences of this absence.
AFL-CIO United States, LO Norway, RENGO Japan, CGT and CTA Argentina, SAK, STTK and Akava Finland, DGB and IG BAU Germany, CSC Belgium, CGT and CFDT France, CCOO Spain, CUT, Forca Sindical and UGT Brazil, CNUS Dominican Republic, CUS Nicaragua, CTV Venezuela, CUT-A Paraguay, GMB UK, 1199 SEIU,
WHEN: 6.00 PM Thursday, December 11th
WHERE: Press Conference Room 2