Prepared by Ted Schrecker, with contributions by Hugh Mackenzie and John O'Grady, for the NRTEE
In many ways, workers were the first environmentalists in the age-old struggle against workplace pollution and the pollution of communities adjacent to the workplace. The first concerns were directed at health and safety conditions at the workplace; more recently, labour concerns have been extended to embrace environmental sustainability of industrial activities.
This manual will help to ensure that workers will have a prominent role in advancement of sustainable development as far as possible through through co-operation with environmentalists, governments and employers. The handbook explains environmental issues from a worker's perspective, and provides guidance on applications in a workplace context. The handbook builds on the experience of Canadian unions at the local, regional and national levels.
Sustainable Development: Getting There From Here
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