Monday, 14. June 2021, 12:15 - Saturday, 19. June 2021, 17:00

International Trade Union Forum on Ecological and Social Transition

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the International Trade Union Forum on Ecological and Social Transitions, which will be held from 14 to 19 June in Paris and online in public sessions. This programme is the result of a joint effort involving more than a hundred trade union confederations and federations from the five continents, a dozen sectoral and regional internationals and a dozen actors from the associative world.

You will find attached the programme and the registration form of the conference which is organised around fifteen thematic workshops that will mark the conference.  The sessions are open to all trade union organisations and their allies as well as to all those who wish to build alternative paths and strategies for a truly just social and ecological transformation.

Register here:

We invite you to circulate the registration platform as widely as possible and take part in the presentations and discussions and to join the common call for COP 26.

The coordinating organisations: CGT, GLI France, Alter Summit, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and TUED New-York

What is it about?

The social and environmental emergency, as well as the dramatic deterioration of the working and living conditions of a majority of the population since the beginning of the pandemic, has led a growing number of organizations – from company unions to professional federations to local, regional and international organizations – and other social movements to develop various strategies to respond.

This Forum was co-organized for several months with organizations from all continents. It will be an opportunity to share experiences, proposals and struggles of unions and their allies. The themes discussed will mainly revolve
around: the transformation of the energy system, sectoral transitions and strategies for building power relations. Each thematic workshop is the result of preparatory work that we wish to bring up for debate. Texts summarizing
our collective reflections will be made available to participants
before the Forum.

The Forum will be organized around daily sessions from June 14 to 19. The sessions will combine presentation and discussion time. It will conclude on Saturday, June 19 from 2pm to 5pm with a plenary assembly where a united appeal will be presented in view of the Cop26 in Glasgow and addressed to all social forces engaged in the construction of an ecological and social transformation.