ABOUT UNIONS TASMANIA

We are the peak body for unions here in Tasmania as well as the local branch of the ACTU. We represent around fifty thousand union members, across the private and public sectors. No matter your occupation or profession, there is a union for you in Tasmania. 

The Tasmanian union movement works every day towards building a better society for everyone. We believe that workers and their families are entitled to live in a decent and civil society that values fairness and equality – where everyone is afforded the opportunity to succeed.

We campaign in workplaces, in the community and in the political and political arena to affect change that raises the living standards of workers and their families. We campaign for rights at work, for decent pay, for positive social change and for workplace health and safety.

My vision for the union movement is that we are united and growing so that workers have the collective power to win on the issues that matter to them. We aim to lift the profile of unions in Tasmania so that we are a movement our members are proud of and a movement that potential members want to join.

Jessica Munday
Secretary

Unions Tasmania Environment and Work Committee

Purpose:

The role of the Environment and Work Committee is to advise Unions Tasmania Council on the effect of environmental issues on the current, and future, Tasmanian workforce. Unions Tasmania council will consider policy recommendations from the committee for endorsement and action.

Membership of the committee is open to representatives of all unions affiliated with Unions Tasmania.

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This committee is currently focussing on:

  • How unions, as employers, can improve their carbon footprint/ lower their greenhouse gas emissions,
  • How unions can work with members, workers and employers in improving the environmental impact of their workplaces,
  • What skill requirements are needed in the workforce for the developing “green jobs” (eg solar and insulation installation),
  • The impact of a carbon trading on industry, the Tasmanian workforce and changes in the demand for products or services
  • What policy(s) should Unions Tas seek to prosecute, whether it be politically, industrially or in communities?

 

Feedback

If you have any ideas, questions or any other feedback for this committee please contact : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Useful Websites:

Clean Energy Jobs ACTU Climate Change Campaiagn website
Tasmanian Climate Change Office Car Fuel consumption
Appliance energy usage Green Electricity
Clean Energy Council Building- home and business
Australian Conservation Foundation- Green Collar Jobs NSW Green Skills education program
Sustainability Victoria Green jobs for Queensland
Skills Tasmania 350.org
ACTU Australian Conservation Foundation
Countdown to Copenhagen United Nations Climate Change Conference
Air Conditioner Running Costs Estimator  
 

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