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Unions Welcome Greens’ Call For More Action To Reduce Emissions

The Council of Trade Unions is agreeing with Greens
co-leader James Shaw who gave a speech this afternoon
outlining what is needed in the Emissions Reduction

“Working people couldn’t agree more that we
need a Just Transition. A Just Transition which is fair and
well planned, which includes systemic change to ensure that
our move to a sustainable existence improves peoples lives
and livelihoods. Changes which herald a more equal society
valuing the contributions that we each make,” CTU National
Secretary Melissa Ansell-Bridges said.

“I could not
agree with James more when he says that we need to ensure
‘everyone has a secure income that pays [at least] enough
for them to put a warm roof over their heads and food on the
table’. We really have an opportunity to reimagine better,
to build back better from where we are now.”

that low carbon work is valued is part of the solution as
well. All too often low carbon roles like teaching, caring,
nursing have been negatively impacted by the gender pay
imbalance. So, ensuring that we fix the gender pay imbalance
is another part of the solution to create a fairer

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