TUED Bulletin 95: Australian Bushfires Statement from Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, Asia-Pacific

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“Destruction of the Natural World is a Criminal Act”

At time of writing it is being reported that most of Australia’s devastating recent bushfires have been extinguished, including in the country’s hardest-hit state of New South Wales. Before that news was announced, TUED participating unions and allies in the Asia-Pacific region were actively involved in monitoring and responding to the fires, and have issued a statement. Signed by well over 50 union bodies from 17 countries across the region, the statement is an impressive show of international solidarity for climate justice.

The statement is available on the TUED website, here.

Signatory Unions

International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) Asia-Pacific

Public Services International (PSI), Asia Pacific

UnionsACT, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Australian Education Union, Australia

Electrical Trades Union, Australia

National Tertiary Education Union, Australia

United Workers Union, Australia

Australia Asia Worker Links

Climate Justice Union WA, Australia

Sentro ng mag Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO), Philippines

General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT), Nepal

Bangladesh Free Trade Union Congress, Bangladesh

National Workers Congress (NWC), Sri Lanka

All Pakistan Workers Confederation, Pakistan

Andhra Pradesh Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union – APVVU, India

Telengana Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union-TVVU, India

Karnataka Vyavasaya utpathidarula Union-KVVU

Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU), South Korea

The Labor and Civil Society Network on Energy, South Korea

National Centre for Labour(an apex body of Unorganised workers unions in India)- NCL-India

National Agricultural Workers Forum, India – NAWF

New Zealand Public Service Association (PSA), New Zealand

All Sindh Lady Health Workers and Employees Union, Pakistan

Indian National Defence Workers Federation, India

Confederation of Public Sector Independent Trade Unions, Sri Lanka

National Organisation of Government Employees, India

Union of Public Services in Nepal, Nepal

Federation of Hotel, Restaurant, Plaza, Apartment, Catering and Tourism Workers’ Free Union (FSPM), Indonesia

National Federation of Food and Beverage Workers (FSBMM), Indonesia

Kesatuan Pekerja Pekerja Perkilangan Perusahaan Makanan/Food Industry Employees’ Union (KPPPM/FIEU), Malaysia

Bangladesh Agricultural Farm Labour Federation (BAFLF)

Jatiyo Kisani Shramik Samity – National Women Farmers & Workers (NWFA), Bangladesh

Nestlé Employees’ Union (NEU), Bangladesh

Perfetti van Melle Employees Union (PVMEU), Bangladesh

Catering & Hotels Industries Employees General Union (CHIEGU), Hong Kong

Nestlé Workers Union (NWU), Hong Kong

Swire Beverages Hong Kong Employees General Union (SBHKEGU)

Vitasoy Employees Union, Hong Kong

Cambodian Food and Service Workers’ Federation (CFSWF)

Gujarat Khet Kamdar Sangathan’s (Gujarat Agricultural Labour Union) (GALU), India

Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), India

Pakistan Food Workers’ Federation (PFWF)

Tourism Employees Association of Maldives (TEAM)

National Union of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism Industries Employees (NUHCTIE), Fiji

Cooks and Servers Workers’ Union (CSWU), Thailand

Phuket Federation of Hotel and Service Labour (FHSL), Thailand

Schreiber Dynamix Dairies Employees Union, India

Imsofer (Ferrero) Manufacturing Employees Union, India

Haryana Breweries Limited Mazdoor Union, India

Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers’ Union (CMU), Sri Lanka

AFFM- Food Allied Workers, Myanmar/Burma

Hotel Chitthu Township Labour Organization, Bagan-Nyaung Oo (HLOB), Myanmar/Burma

Agriculture and Farmers Federation of Myanmar [AFFM], Myanmar/Burma

Etu, New Zealand

NZ Dairy Workers Union, New Zealand

Unite Union, New Zealand

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) is a global, multi-sector trade union initiative to advance democratic direction and control of energy in a way that promotes solutions to the climate crisis, energy poverty, the degradation of both land and people, and responds to the attacks on workers’ rights and protections. TUED is is part of the Global Labour Institute Network.

For more information on how your union can be part of TUED, see here.