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TUED Annual Report 2019: Defending and Reclaiming Public Energy on the Global Stage


Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) has released its 2019 Annual Report: ‘Defending and Reclaiming Public Energy on the Global Stage.’

The report (which can be read here) details the growth of the TUED network with new unions becoming involved from the global South and North. It also highlights working papers developed by TUED, and international conferences and events held and supported by TUED.

Organisational Highlights

  • The TUED network has grown to include 76 participating union bodies representing workers in 24 countries, including 4 Global Union Federations, 3 regional organizations, and 9 national centers, as well as 11 allied policy, academic and advocacy organizations. Nine union bodies from seven different countries, joined TUED during 2019, as well as one new movement ally. These unions represent more than 1.5 million members.
  • The TUED e-Bulletin now reaches more than 3,000 union staff, officers, activists and allies—an increase of roughly 20% from one year earlier. Archived bulletins are here.
  • Bi-monthly TUED “Global Web Forums” now regularly see participation by at least 60 union staff and officers from around the world, and as many as 90.

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 the signature project of the International Program for Labor, Climate & Environment at the Murphy Institute, City University of New York and is part of the Global Labour Institute Network.

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

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