about the seminar
Climate change is most definitely a union issue. Workplaces burn energy, consume resources and generate waste. Industry alone is responsible for over half of carbon dioxide emissions increasing the greenhouse effect every year.
Among trade unionists, the strength of support for unions and government to take action on environmental issues in the workplace is “overwhelming”, according to a national online trade union survey. And unions are now pressing for environmental audits in the workplace including a central role for unions.
At national level the Trade Union Sustainable Development Advisory Committee (TUSDAC) was set up in 1998 to bring unions and government together in a forum for consultation on sustainable development and environmental issues. TUSDAC has advised the government that “the issue of climate change must not only involve energy and industrial policy initiatives, but employee involvement, at the workplace, regionally and nationally”
So what role can union reps play in greening the workplace? How do we convince workers that promoting a green agenda does not conflict with promoting full employment? What might a sustainable workplace framework agenda consist of? Speakers at this seminar are all experts in environmental issues and involved in trade union campaigning.
- 1:50 welcome from chair
- 2:00 Reviewing the Situation: An LRD Report
Paul Hampton, LRD
- 2.20 The environment at work
Nigel Morter London Metropolitan University
- 2:40 The trade union response to environmental issues
Caroline Molloy, TUC
- 3:15 The role of unions and TUSDAC in greening the workplace
Penny Morley T&G and Chair of TUSDAC
- 3:45 questions and discussion
- Paul Hampton is a Research Writer at the labour Research Department
- Carolyn Jones has been Director of the Institute since 1989
- Nigel Morter is a lecturer in Environmental Issues at London Metropolitan University
- Caroline Molloy is the Green Workplaces Project Leader at the TUC
- Penny Morley is a researcher at TGWU and Chair of TUSDAC
Who should attend
The seminar will be of great interest to trade unionists, employment lawyers, personnel specialists, academics and students and those concerned with the development of public policy.
How to book
To reserve your place, download the booking form, complete the details and send your cheque, made payable to IER, to Institute of Employment Rights, The People’s Centre, 50-54 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5SD.
Tel 0151 702 6925; fax 0151 702 6935; firstname.lastname@example.org
CPD, NPP and EPP accreditation
This seminar counts for 2 hours under the Law Society’s Continuing Development Scheme and the General Council of the Bar’s New Practitioners’ Programme and Established Practitioners’ Programme
How to get there
Nearest stations are: Kings Cross and St Pancras (tube and British Rail)
- IER subscribers and members £45.00
- Trade unions £60.00
- Commercial £120.00
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