April 2016 | National Union of Public and General Employees

April 2016

There are no jobs on a dead planet and there's no productivity when a worker's been hurt

Unions Matter winners help celebrate Earth Day (April 22) and mark the Day of Mourning (April 28).

Ottawa (06 Apr. 2016) — Everybody understands that unions speak up for wages and working conditions, but Grade 12 student Emily Genyn knows that unions are also an important voice for the environment. After all, she writes, "There are no jobs on a dead planet."

Unions Matter to the Environment

The preservation of our environment is crucial . With society’s modern lifestyle we are taking more from the earth than ever before, making it difficult to restore the damage done. Every action we can take to help encourage sustainability is vastly important, thus the significance of unions and their environmental committees.