ETUC demands more ambitions action towards Qatar. Concerns about human rights situation
(15 June 2012) Following a broad discussion with the affiliated trade unions, a resolution that maps the European trade union position towards Qatar was adopted by the ETUC Executive Committee 5-6 June 2012. The next meeting of States that will consider how to follow up the Kyoto Protocol will take place in Qatar in December 2013.
ETUC is demanding ambitions targets from the EU and progress in developing the just transition principles and commitment with regard to decent jobs. ETUC is also concerned about the situation of human rights in Qatar. There is no freedom of association or collective bargaining. Last but not least ETUC points out the importance of investment in adaptations and notes that the Commission is lagging behind what is needed. Investment in adaptation will concern mainly public services and public infrastructure. These concerns are based on the EPSU study on the impact of climate change on public services.
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