Labour - Unions

15/09/18
Author: 
Alaska Highway News
Indigenous band agreements in place along the Coastal GasLink Pipeline route. Supplied

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 08:12 AM

TransCanada says it has signed project agreements with all 20 indigenous communities along its Coastal GasLink pipeline route from Northeast B.C. to Kitimat.

Support for the agreements comes from both traditional and hereditary leaders in the communities, the company said in a news release Thursday.

“This is an important milestone for the Coastal GasLink team,” Rick Gateman, president of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project, said in a statement.

25/08/18
Author: 
Graham Petersen and Philip Pearson

Introduction

The Greener Jobs Alliance is a Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) supporter. We have identified Just Transition as a priority area as part of our work in the UK needed to ensure the implementation of union policy following the TUC Climate Change motion of 2017. This contained the ‘demand that just transition is integral to industrial strategy.’

29/07/18
Author: 
Samantha M. Harvey
photo Peg Hunter Grassroots activists worry that that once taken over by philanthropies and governments entrenched in a corporate model, the principles that birthed the just transition movement – principles of bottom-up community leadership, cultural inclusion, food sovereignty, and localized economies – would be lost forever.

Will the just transition movement survive mainstream adoption?

"There is a right way to do ‘just transition.’”

27/07/18
Author: 
Steven Poole

... the authors argue, capitalism also needs to be overthrown because climate change demands a social revolution along more egalitarian, “sustainable” lines. Business as usual, they say, is not an option, echoing Naomi Klein’s argument in her 2014 eco-socialist manifesto, This Changes Everything....

24/06/18
Author: 
John Treat for TUED
In late May 2018, unions and close allies from around the world came together in New York for TUED’s international conference on “Just Transition.”

On May 29, 2018, trade union representatives and close allies from more than a dozen countries met in New York City for TUED’s [Trade Unions for Energy Democracy] international conference, Towards a Just Transition: International Labor Perspectives on Energy, Climate and Economy.
 

03/06/18
Author: 
Confederation des Syndicats Nationaux, Confederation of National Trade Unions

[Translation by Gene McGuckin]

01/06/18
Author: 
David J. Climenhaga

If Canadians are going to have to pay the $10 to $15-billion cost of expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline, it's important they aren't bound by side deals that are not in the public interest made by the project's former corporate owner.

29/05/18
Author: 
Bob Farkas

May 29, 2018

In the weeks and months ahead, there will be many political casualties of the Liberal government’s crisis surrounding the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. The first of these, however, was the carefully-crafted illusion that the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s (CPPIB) investment decisions are free from political influence. Over two decades, the Board had painstakingly constructed the pretence that Board decisions stood above retail politics.

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