On Tuesday, the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) adopted a committee opinion on the Commission’s proposal for a regulation on net zero industry. The purpose of the proposal is to streamline zero-emission technologies across the EU, to strengthen the EU’s competitiveness and resilience, while at the same time ensuring a transition to clean energy. In FH, we find it crucial that the proposal is linked to a greater degree with the social dimension
The green transition creates jobs – also in the developing countries. But it requires that we not only focus on technology, but also on education
The Secretariat for Developing Countries has teamed up with Sierra Leone’s main organization, SLLC, on a new project that will contribute to a green and fair transition and at the same time organize workers from the informal economy in the country’s waste sector. Here you can meet Ibrahim Kabba, who after a failed migration adventure has now returned to Freetown and become part of the new project.
Mismatch between skills and jobs is one of the major challenges in the labor market, especially with the green digital transition. We must address this challenge and ensure that all workers are included in the solution.
The green transition must never become a burden for lower social classes in society and the workers within the industries affected – this should be a no-brainer. Still, in the European Commission’s recent draft ‘Net-Zero Industry Act’ we do not see the usual social ambitions for a just green transition.
A successful green transition will not work without a workforce with the right skills. Therefore, we must upskill and retrain the workforce so that it is able to make our world greener.
This month the European Commission presented a proposal for a new Green Deal Industrial Plan, which introduces initiatives to make sure that European industry can maintain its world leading green position, despite increased competition from around the world.
According to a new survey by DTU Sustain, Danish companies are generally lacking behind, when it comes to circular economy. FH call for employers to understand the differences workers can make, when they are given freedom to actively engage in the green transition of the workplace!
With ”A fair Europe for employees”, FH has determined 10 European policy objectives that we will work towards until 2025.
In the spring of 2023, the Danish labor unions under FH are negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement on behalf of 600.000 employees in the private sector with the employers under DA.