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FFW backs Green Jobs Confab

"As a responsibility to the future generation we have to go green," said Atty. Sonny Matula, president of the Federation of Free Workers (FFW).

Matula issued the statement in support of the 1st Philippine Green Jobs Conference which was launched on Thursday at the Department of Labor and Employment, Intramuros, Manila.

"Climate change has been drastically affecting our lives and livelihoods, it's time to get our acts together and fight back to save our jobs as we save the environment," Matula added.

"Workers are at the forefront of production. We are the unwilling victims if industry and agricultural processes and practices are destructive, hazardous and dangerous to workers, the community and mother earth," Matula added.

Among its other activities, the FFW is active in establishing Safety and Health Committees with management in workplaces where its local unions and affiliates are based.

"We are one with the Green Jobs Conference objective of spreading awareness on the positive changes in the workplace as a result of climate change," Matula said.

Matula said the FFW welcomes initiatives that will improve the health and safety conditions of workers while ensuring that enterprises become more sustainable and environment-friendly. The FFW is co-organizing the Green Jobs Conference.

The Federation of Free Workers (FFW) successfully held its 23rd National Convention in Baguio City in June with a strong resolve to "scale up social movement unionism through green jobs and decent work."

The FFW National Convention, held once every five years, gathered in Baguio City some 200 delegates from FFW member trade unions and sectoral organizations across the country. Promoting green jobs is part of its five-year Policy and Program of Action.

The 1st Philippine Green Jobs Conference is a gathering of government, the private sector, workers, employers, entrepreneuers, and the youth that seeks to develop and enhance information links to identify new jobs, skills and competencies that should be acquired to ensure a just transition toward employment-friendly resources. It will be held on Aug. 15-16, 2011 at the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Quezon City.

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