Skills for a Green Economy

Congress House raises awareness of recycling for TUC staff

Staff from the TUC and unionlearn took part in a Recycling Awareness Day last week as the organisations recycling provider, BPR Paper Round, spent the day raising awareness and offering tips. The Marble Hall in Congress House was full of stalls where staff could find out more about the TUCs green efforts and what more they could do to help. They...
Unions

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...
Unions

Green Skills Partnership wins bid to support unemployed construction workers

The Green Skills Partnership (GSP) and Carshalton College have won a bid for more than £300,000 to support the reengagement of unemployed construction workers. The bid will fund a programme that aims to drive growth within the Construction sector, supporting companies to grow and take on local, suitably qualified labour – delivering social and...

Green Skills Partnership praised in European Commission report

Unionlearn's Green Skills Partnership has been recognized by the European Commission (EC) as a significant practice for greening economies. The report of EC findings on how to meet " Skills needs in greening economies " has extensive coverage of the Green Skills Partnership, including a case study. The Green Skills Partnership is praised for...