workersAgenda 21: Chapter 29 – Strengthening the role of workers and their trade unions

29.1. Efforts to implement sustainable development will involve adjustments and opportunities at the national and enterprise levels, with workers foremost among those concerned. As their representatives, trade unions are vital actors in facilitating the achievement of sustainable development in view of their experience in addressing industrial change, the extremely high priority they give to protection of the working environment and the related natural environment, and their promotion of socially responsible economic development. The existing network of collaboration among trade unions and their extensive membership provide important channels through which the concepts and practices of sustainable development can be supported. The established principles of tripartism provide a basis for strengthened collaboration between workers and their representatives, as well as Governments and employers, with regards to the implementation of sustainable development.

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Contact Details for Organising Partners

Workers & Trade Unions

Ms. Anabella Rosemberg
International Trade Unions Confederation (ITUC)
Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)
15 rue La Perouse, 75016 Paris, France
Tel: +33 155 373 735;
Fax: +33 147 549 828
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Ms. Laura Martin
Sustainlabour
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