Climate gets a seat in Chicago teachers’ talks

Teachers in Chicago are using their powerful union to fight for climate action in city schools. The Chicago Teachers Union opened public contract negotiations with the city today, demanding electric …

Heat stress at work—a political emergency

In 2022, 61,000 deaths in the European Union were attributed to summer heat. Likely  an underestimate, this is only one of many indicators of the growing and unavoidable challenge posed by the impacts of climate …

A Matter of Survival as South Asia’s Heat Wave Reaches 127 Degrees

Pakistan and India are sweltering. For laborers, not working because of the extreme temperatures can mean not eating. As South Asia bakes under a blistering heat wave, life-or-death decisions arrive …

In the face of climate change, workers’ health is put to the test by new dangers

“Under the midday sun, lugging a heavy cooler in one hand and a mini barbecue in the other, Edimar Santiago walks the length and breadth of Rio de Janeiro’s Vermelha …

What the Scorching Summer Does to Delhi’s Informal Workers

All informal workers face climate change and it impacts their livelihood – reduced income as well as reduced hours of work. Workers talk about fatigue and dehydration, excessive sweating, and …

Phoenix passes landmark rule requiring heat protection for outdoor workers

Phoenix, Arizona, passed a landmark rule this week that will provide protections from extreme heat for thousands of outdoor workers in the hottest US city. In a unanimous 7-0 vote, …

Are there workers’ environmental rights in EU law?

Over recent decades, we have seen an increase in academic exploration of the interactions between workers and the environment, including the emergence of new fields such as environmental labour studies. Labour lawyers have …

REDESCA launches its Agenda 2024-26

In a strategic step towards the promotion and protection of rights in the Americas, REDESCA presents its Work Plan 2024-2026, entitled “A Hemispheric Agenda for ESCER“. This document, which was …

HIDDEN HARVEST: Human Rights and Environmental Abuses in India’s Shrimp Industry

“This report is the culmination of three years of research and investigations into the Indian shrimp sector, examining evidence of forced labor, living and working conditions for shrimp supply chain …

ETUI Report: Towards workers’ environmental rights

An analysis of EU labour and environmental law Building on the ongoing discussion on the labour–environment nexus in labour law and other areas of scholarship, in this paper we systematically …

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