Organised Labour and the Green New Deal

Executive Summary

This report from Ellie Mae O'Hagan outlines the role of trade unions in a Green New Deal, arguing that workers must be the ones to design a just transition. The recent decline in union power has had a detrimental effect that goes far beyond the workers represented by those unions.

With widespread inequality and precarity, the Green New Deal can offer an opportunity for unions to transform our society, and open new horizons for well-paying good green jobs. This report considers the governance structures and the labour policy that can help centre workers in the development of a Green New Deal.

This report is part of Common Wealth’s Green New Deal report series on Work and Industrial Strategy.

The full report is available to read and download below.


Ellie Mae O'Hagan
9 September, 2019