Climate-fueled heat stress threatens worker productivity

Heat stress linked to climate change means that workers, particularly those with outdoor jobs, work and earn less. One-fifth of worker output could be lost. When temperatures topped 35 degrees …

People v Shell: from ‘corporate social responsibility’ to legal accountability

In a historic victory for climate justice, in late May a Dutch civil court held a corporation liable for the first time for its contribution to climate change. The ruling that the oil …

Heatwaves as an occupational hazard: The impact of heat and heatwaves on workers’ health, safety and wellbeing and on social inequalities

“Weather-related heat exposure has become a sanitary concern given the wide repercussions it has for health. Both physiological and epidemiological research show that the impact of heat on human health …

The Shell climate verdict: a major win for mandatory due diligence and corporate accountability

The global movement to hold corporations accountable for their impact on the climate is having a moment. Wednesday, 26 May, may well go down in history as the most important …

ILO Working Paper: Turning up the heat: Exploring potential links between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment in the garment sector

“Violence and harassment are widespread issues within the garment sector in Asia (Better Work 2019a), and with the effects of climate change increasing, it is possible that these behaviours could …

In Broad Daylight: Uyghur Forced Labour and Global Solar Supply Chains

“The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has placed millions of indigenous Uyghur and Kazakh citizens from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR or Uyghur Region) into what the government calls …

Leaving no one behind in the city: ensuring just transitions for public transport workers

“There is a general consensus that cities and public transport will play a central role in the recovery from Covid-19. Some have called this the “urban opportunity”. From investments in …

Special report: Just transition – PUTTING PLANET, PEOPLE AND JOBS FIRST

Unions are at the forefront of the challenges the world is facing today. Income and wealth inequality are at historic levels, driving people to despair, anger and protest. Too many …

A socially just transition through the European Green Deal?

This Working Paper meant to provide a preliminary assessment of whether the European Green Deal constitutes a suitable policy framework to combine environmental and economic objectives with the pursuit of …

A Just and Fair Transition for Canadian Coal Power Workers and Communities

“With ten recommendations, this report provides advice on what we could include in a just transition plan for coal workers and communities. It also: provides a background and overview of …

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