Skills for a Green Economy

TSSA General Secretary calls for focus on rail skills ahead of conference

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes , has called for technological advances in the railways to have humans at the centre of transition as the union prepares for the Future of Rail conference in London.

Union effect builds greener workplaces

With today being World Environment Day it is a good opportunity to look at the ways that trade unions have been working to reduce the carbon footprint of the workplaces that they organise. A good place to start is by looking at the TUC report - The Union Effect: Greening the workplace This report presents the experiences of six organisations which...

Greener Jobs Alliance offers free online courses

Today is World Environment Day, the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Unions have a strong voice protecting the environment in...

Green Skills to be highlighted at report launch

This October the TUC, in conjunction with Greenpeace will launch in October a new report, Green Collar Nation. Green Collar Nation looks at the skills and training needed to provide jobs that will ensure a joint transition to a low carbon economy. To mark the publication of the report a seminar is being held in Congress House on Monday October 19th...