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The Greener Jobs Alliance promotes skills training and job creation to grow low carbon sectors and green the whole economy.

Transition to a zero-carbon and resource-efficient economy drives sustainable economic recovery and job creation and makes existing jobs more secure. This requires a strategic national and local approach to deliver the skills needed and 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 because:

  • Employers will not ‘green’ their operations without a clear national policy and incentives,
  • Workers need job security which current policies don’t ensure
  • Education providers will not support the development of new training programmes unless they can see a local demand for the courses offered
  • Households and businesses will not be able to introduce low carbon options if there is a lack of skilled staff capable of doing the work
  • The Greener Jobs Alliance works 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 zero-carbon economy.

Supporting organisations include: UNITE, PCS, NEU, UCU, SOSUK, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Haldane Society of Socialist lawyers…

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Farnborough air show: for the industry, not for the workers

Farnborough air show: for the industry, not for the workers

Tahir Latif Secretary, Greener Jobs Alliance The GJA Secretary went to Farnborough to join campaigners and activists from the anti-aviation/pro-worker organisation Stay Grounded in a protest against the Corporate love-in that is the Farnborough air show.  A photo...

All Climate Politics is Global

All Climate Politics is Global

Photo by Markus Spiske on UnsplashBy Paul Atkin As revealed in this Oxfam Report, the poorest 50% and middle 40% of the global population have a minimal or declining carbon footprint. The top 10%, and even more the top 1%, already have carbon footprints that are...

Why Climate campaigners should support the rail unions 

Why Climate campaigners should support the rail unions 

Photo: Glastonbury Left Field on FlickrPaul Atkin/Tahir Latif What is the link between climate action and stopping the decline of public transport? From the RMT: "We want a transport system that operates for the interests of the people, for the needs of society, and...

No Climate Justice without workplace justice!

No Climate Justice without workplace justice!

Tahir Latif Secretary, Greener Jobs Alliance The industrial action currently being taken by the RMT is a source of hope and inspiration for workers across the country.  But it is also action aimed at a more sustainable transport system that works for people and...

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A Trade Union Guide to Just Transition
Climate Change Awareness
Air Quality – a trade union issue

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