TUED Bulletin 105: Defending Public Energy, French Energy Unions Build International Support

In recent weeks, French electricity and and gas workers have been striking in defense of the country’s publicly owned energy. These actions have been led by French energy union federations FNME-CGT, CFE-CGC Énergies, FO Energie et Mines and FCE-CFDT. Over the holiday period, 33 union bodies from 20 countries and regions signed a statement of … Continue reading “TUED Bulletin 105: Defending Public Energy, French Energy Unions Build International Support”

Informal Passenger Transport Beyond COVID-19: A Trade Union Guide to Worker-Led Formalisation

GLI Manchester is pleased to announce that the Informal Passenger Transport Beyond COVID-19: A Trade Union Guide to Worker-Led Formalisation is now available to view and download. Covid-19 has already had a profound economic and health impact on the lives of millions of informal transport workers, and the crisis shows little sign of abating. As with … Continue reading “Informal Passenger Transport Beyond COVID-19: A Trade Union Guide to Worker-Led Formalisation”

GLI Manchester: Dakar Bus Rapid Transit Report

GLI Manchester has announced a new publication. The Dakar Bus Rapid Transit: Labour Impact Assessment Research Report is now available to view and download in both English and French. This is the provisional report of research commissioned by the ITF and undertaken in partnership with the Laboratoire de Géographie Humaine at the University of Dakar … Continue reading “GLI Manchester: Dakar Bus Rapid Transit Report”

GLI Manchester: Kampala Bus Rapid Transit Report

GLI Manchester announces that the Kampala Bus Rapid Transit Report: Understanding Kampala’s Paratransit Market Structure is now available to view and download. This report attempts to provide a detailed assessment of the market struture of the paratransit industry in Kampala, including both minibus (“taxi”) and motorcycle taxi (“boda-boda”) services. It is intended to contribute towards … Continue reading “GLI Manchester: Kampala Bus Rapid Transit Report”

Global Trade Union Assembly: Pandemic & Beyond: Workers Organizing for a Public Future

A Series of Virtual Meetings during July, August and September 2020 In response to the ongoing public health and economic crises, more than 30 trade union bodies from 18 countries have come together to convene a global assembly. Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) has been working with the convening unions to coordinate preparations for … Continue reading “Global Trade Union Assembly: Pandemic & Beyond: Workers Organizing for a Public Future”

TUED Bulletin 98: “Weaponizing the Numbers”: The Hidden Agenda behind Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform

Sean Sweeney from Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) has written an article titled “‘Weaponizing the Numbers’: The Hidden Agenda behind Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform”. Originally written for the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies’ journal, New Labor Forum, the article unpacks the differences between producer and consumer subsidies, digs into the numbers behind … Continue reading “TUED Bulletin 98: “Weaponizing the Numbers”: The Hidden Agenda behind Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform”

TUED Bulletin 97: Global Forum on Union Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis

On April 3rd, 2020, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) hosted a Global Web Forum on how unions are responding to the evolving global public health, economic and social crises set in motion by the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly 200 participants from 70 unions in 25 countries. Speakers on the call reported from the USA, … Continue reading “TUED Bulletin 97: Global Forum on Union Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis”

TUED Global Forum on Union Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis

In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 global health crisis, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) will convene a Global Web Forum this Friday, April 3rd, at the following times: 10:00-11:30am New York 3:00-4:30pm London 4:00-5:30pm Paris, Rome, Johannesburg 11:00pm-12:30am, Seoul The call will hear from healthcare and public service unions from the USA, Italy, … Continue reading “TUED Global Forum on Union Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis”

FES and GLU launch ‘Trade Unions in Transformation’ Online Course

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Global Labour University (GLU) are launching an online course combining the knowledge of trade unionists, labour activists and academics. This online course provides concise knowledge on how trade unions are using power resources to improve working conditions and transform themselves in the process. The course provides also possibilities to discuss … Continue reading “FES and GLU launch ‘Trade Unions in Transformation’ Online Course”

TUED Working Paper #13: Transition in Trouble? The Rise and Fall of “Community Energy” in Europe

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) has published its thirteenth working paper: Transition in Trouble? The Rise and Fall of “Community Energy” in Europe This working paper aims to help reframe discussions among unions and others fighting for energy democracy on how to cultivate meaningful and broad-based community engagement in the transition to a more … Continue reading “TUED Working Paper #13: Transition in Trouble? The Rise and Fall of “Community Energy” in Europe”