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Just Transition Task Force, Support for Laid-Off Coal Worker

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:06 am
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McKenna Pledges Just Transition Task Force, Support for Laid-Off Coal Workers

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National Observer @NatObserver/ November 17, 2017/Primary Author Mike de Souza @mikedesouza

Canadian trade unionists attending COP 23 in Bonn declared a big victory yesterday, after Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna came through on her government’s year-old promise to convene a task force on a just transition for fossil fuel workers—with Alberta’s impending shift off coal as the first test case.

“McKenna stressed that the Trudeau government understood that new policies must ensure that all affected workers experience a ‘just transition’ away from the jobs disappearing from the coal industry,” National Observer reports. The government also promised not to claw back financial aid the Alberta government is offering laid-off or retiring coal workers, and “agreed to develop new mechanisms to provide additional support for the workers, McKenna’s office confirmed.”


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