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05. May 2018
Just Transition: a task force and critique
Several things have happened in the previous few weeks that make it important to review what we mean about Just Transition for workers affected by major changes to employment. 1) The Liberal government has announced the Task Force: Just Transition for Canadian Coal Power Workers and Communities. 2) Trade Unions for Energy Democracy have released ‘Trade Unions and Just Transition: The search for a transformative politics’. The new paper examines the inadequacies of the current policy development processes on Just Transition.
03. May 2016
Alberta and Just Transition | What's Left
We need reality-based solutions for facilitating and funding a Just Transition for workers. It will require the government to invest in publicly owned productive capacity that will generate the revenue needed to fund the hiring and drive the economic transition in the correct direction. This is not a new idea, but it is one that is proven to work.