No good climate without good work – op-ed
With their protest slogan “No good climate without good work” – used to demand job protection as Germany plans a coal phase-out – coal workers are making a valid point, Joachim Wille writes in an opinion piece for the Frankfurter Rundschau. But despite their slogan, it is long overdue that trade unions play a more constructive role in the coal phase-out debate, he says. Climate and jobs should not be played off against each other. “A well-done energy transition is a job machine that creates many more jobs nationwide than are lost in the coal sector.”
For background, read the CLEW article Workers demand job protection as coal commission debates perspectives.